Your mental health is important. Besides being physically healthy, you should strive to be as mentally healthy as possible if you want to live a good life. However, this can be a challenge. No one seems to care. Your own mind doesn’t seem to care. Thankfully, a counselor based in Des Moines can help. 

The city of Des Moines is named after the river. This translates to River of the Monks. Being more like a monk is a good thing to strive for. Letting go of things you can’t change, and seeing inside yourself and finding the good in life are goals to have. A counselor can help by giving you the introspection you need.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 7

Are parts of your life weighing you down? Do you sometimes feel powerless against your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors? Have events in your life left you searching for answers and yearning for peace? As your counselor I will help you explore your concerns and regain a sense of balance and control over your life. Together we gain an understanding of these issues and create a plan to address them. You will gain insight and the necessary skills to tackle both current and future challenges. Lets work together to make meaningful changes so you can live a more fulfill...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LIMHP, LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

Hi! My name is Andrea Joyce. I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner in the state of Nebraska, a Licensed Mental Health Clinician in the state of Iowa, and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas. I have been in practice for 16 years. I work with diverse populations and have certifications in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Adoption Competency (TAC), and Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT). I specialize in treating trauma and am certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Iowa with 8 years of experience working with couples, families, and individuals of all age ranges. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life stressors, grief and loss and ADHD. I also helped many divorced couples with co-parenting , and I have completed training for PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Training). My therapy style is welcoming of all concerns without judgement. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensiti...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa (LMHC) and I have been working in a counseling field since 2007. I have experience working in a school setting where i worked with kids from age 5 through age 18, addictions setting and in a private practice where I have been focusing on adult individual and couples therapy. Each of my clients receive individualized treatment. Interventions are specific to your needs. I utilize a variety of Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy to assist my clients. It is my goal to assist...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! My name is Stacey and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with over four years of experience providing therapy services. Prior to that, I have worked with individuals and families as a behavioral health intervention specialist and a domestic abuse advocate. I primarily work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges and/or struggling with managing emotions, stress, and anger. I received my undergraduate and masters degree in Social Work at the University of South Dakota. My approach to ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

As a licensed marriage and family therapist for close to 20 years I serve many populations including, couples, individuals, families, children and adolescents. My expertise includes areas such as:depression, anxiety, addictions, communication issues, play therapy, work related stress bipolar disorders, parenting concerns and crisis management. I have extensive experience working with EAP's as well (EAP-Employee Assistance Programs). I have a Master degree in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill CA. I have a great deal of tra...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSEd,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Hello, I'm Amy, I have been a licensed mental health counselor in Iowa for over a decade, was lucky to be prepared for the license by an amazing graduate program in counseling psychology. Since grad school I have worked with many clients and their families helping them reach their goals and overcoming struggles with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, abuse, health issues, loss, body image, identity, confidence and the things in life that beat us up. I am a positivity based therapist that will meet you where you are at and help you get where yo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Hello, my name is Lacey Schmitt and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I have worked as a professional counselor for over 6 years, focusing on mood disorders, trauma, aging, grief, as well as working with teens, and adults, as well as the elderly. While I have this experience in counseling, I also have extensive experience working in hospice as a social worker. My style is warm and down-to-earth. I like to use numerous perspectives and tools from many styles of therapy so that I can tailor an individualized approach together with my clients. I believe th...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS.Ed,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I have had the privilege to be a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and provide therapy services for over 2o+ years. I completed my MS.Ed at Southern Illinois and my undergraduate work at the University of Iowa. I am passionate about working with adolescents, adults, families and couples. I believe in using a relationship based, strength driven approach for each individual. I provide a safe and relaxed environment to encourage you to achieve the goals you have identified. I have experience in addressing areas such as depression, grief and loss, crisis management, ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LIMHP,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Have you found that sometimes the world around you just doesn’t make sense anymore? Are you experiencing problems in your relationships, difficulty regulating your emotions, the effects of past or present trauma? Are you feeling anxious, depressed, disconnected, stuck, unable to move forward? Do you want to discover the true, authentic you? If this sounds familiar, I want you to know you’re not alone and there is a light at the end of the tunnel! Therapy is a collaborative journey; after all, there is no better expert on you than you! My purpose and passion is to...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 9

Everyone deserves to live a meaningful life and I believe that counseling is a fundamental form of self-care on that journey. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa with nine years of experience working in mental health and substance abuse. I have worked with clients on a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, career challenges, intellectual and physical disabilities, mood disorders, and substance use. I have worked as a play therapist with adolescents, a substance abuse counselor in an outpatient trea...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Larissa has been working in the mental health field for the past 8 years. She has experience providing family services, group work, and individual counseling. She has worked with teens, families, and adults. Larissa approaches counseling utilizing person-centered, CBT, anger management, and Mindfulness. Knowing everyone is at a different therapeutic stage Larissa works with them at their pace to help reach goals. Larissa believes in an open-honest therapeutic relationship. As a female Latina nonconforming lesbian identified therapist, I know what it is like to qu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Iowa with over 15 years experience providing services to a wide range of clients. As a therapist, I have worked with clients on a variety of concerns including: depression, anxiety, grief/loss, end-of-life issues, geriatric/aging, fertility issues, mood disorders, and women's issues. I have also helped people who have experienced trauma and those facing chronic pain or chronic health conditions. My therapeutic style is warm, welcoming, sensitive, and respectful. I provide a non-judgmental stance and w...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Hello! My name is Anna and I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Iowa with over five years of experience providing therapy services. Prior to and including these last nine or so years I have worked in various settings including psychiatric hospitals, schools, community mental health centers, and private agencies. I have experience with a wide variety of populations and ages ranging from three years old to geriatric. I have experience with persistent/chronic mental illness, life transitions, trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personali...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Years of Experience: 19

Dr. James (Jim ) Allington has a terminal Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Austin Peay State University, studied at Mithogskolan (Mid-Sweden) Universities, and earned a Psy.D. (doctorate) in Clinical Psychology from Spalding University. Dr. Allington trained in community mental health locations, forensic settings, and completed postdoctoral positions with both Purdue University and Iowa State University. He has practical experience gained from working in private practice, university counseling centers, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and was...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hi. My name is Cindy and I am a licensed mental health counselor and national certified counselor. I have had a private practice for 12+ years where I provide individual, couple and group counseling. I am a former president of the Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association and am active with a number of other professional counseling organizations. I began my counseling work in addictions treatment, with a particular emphasis on treating the family system. I also have specialized in working with children and adults on the autism spectrum. My training as a mental ...

This is Teresa Wilkinson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

I have a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa. I have worked as a Mental Health Therapist specializing in children's mental health, especially in the areas of trauma, autism, developmental needs and foster care/adoption issues. I have my temporary CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor license) which I will fulfill this year. I am currently taking classes to obtain ministerial credentials with the Assembly of God. I am on track to become a Licensed Minister by fall 2021. I hope to use the knowledge I have gained from that program to enhanc...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,LMHC,RN
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 12

Hello! I am a licensed professional counselor licensed in Texas as well as a licensed mental health counselor in Iowa. Currently, I am based in Austin, Texas. With over 12 years of experience in the mental health field, I have worked with clients who have experienced a wide range of concerns that include anxiety/stress, depression, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue and co-occurring chemical dependency. I also have experience with trauma/abuse, eating disorders and bipolar disorder. My counseling style is person centered. You will be respected and em...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders
Years of Experience: 9

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Iowa and Massachusetts with nearly 10 years of experience working with adults, teenagers, and couples. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and PTSD, transitional and phase of life issues, career challenges, self esteem related cocerns and eating disorders. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and authentic. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, meeting people where they are at in their journey towar...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I am a client centered, trauma focused therapist who would love to get to know you and your story. I love being able to help people achieve their goals and heal from their pasts. I got my MSW at Virginia Commonwealth University and now live in Iowa with my family (pets and humans). I currently work in a crisis center full time. I am excited to engage with longer term therapy here at Betterhelp. My specialties include: anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma, and attachment. I am trained in motivational interviewing, CBT, TF-CBT, solutions focused therap...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Des Moines? (Here Is How Our Des Moines Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Des Moines area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the Des Moines therapist that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Des Moines, or elsewhere in the Polk county or state of Iowa.


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Des Moines, IA ranges from $85-$150.

Some therapists in the state of Iowa will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Des Moines and elsewhere throughout the state of Iowa, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Des Moines offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via sms texting with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Des Moines therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 215472 people in the city of Des Moines, IA finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 50362 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in Des Moines, couples counseling in Des Moines, family conflict therapy in Des Moines, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in Des Moines, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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Other zip codes that therapists in or around Des Moines, Iowa can serve:

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