In life, you just want to be cool and stand amongst the crowd, or just accomplish your goals your own way. However, depression has other plans. Or life sometimes throws you a wrench and you have no idea how to handle it. In this situation, a counselor based in West Des Moines can help. 

West Des Moines is known for being a hipster city. People go against the grain and live life by their own rules. You can be like that as well, and a counselor can help. Speak to one today and see what you can do. 

This is Deborah Pogel's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LISW,
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

My name is Deborah Pogel, and I'm a licensed psychotherapist in Iowa. You can take a look at my profile to learn a little bit more about my background and approach. Please also feel free to ask questions. I approach psychotherapy from the view point that we humans don't fully know our own hearts and minds. The things we don't know about ourselves still impact our lives and our relationships. They can limit us and cause us pain. There is value in coming to know our hearts and minds more fully because it gives us the option to be able to do things differently. It of...

This is Dr. Steffanie Schilder's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

I am currently a licensed psychologist in Iowa after earning my PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I previously practiced as a Masters level clinician since 2006, when I provided therapy to children, adolescents and families to address behavioral concerns and familial issues. In recent years and currently, I practice with a variety of clients with various mental health concerns. The concerns that I help others to work on most frequently include anxiety, stress, depression, marital concerns, and parent training. While these...

This is Jamie Przybylski's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

My name is Jamie Przybylski and I am a Licensed Therapist in the states of Iowa and Nebraska. You may be having some difficulty pronouncing my last name – pretty much everybody does – it’s Shuh-bell-ski. Easy, right? You can just call me Jamie. I have over 20 years of experience in this field. The way I’ve done therapy has changed over the years with new trainings, life experiences and learning from the many clients I have seen throughout the years. I try to constantly learn and grow when it comes to how I do therapy, as well as how I live my own life. I s...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPCC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Do you find you are expecting perfection from yourself? Telling yourself that you aren’t good enough or not smart enough? Do you feel stuck and not able to make progress because those negative thoughts are getting in the way of you being able to reach your goals? We really are our own worst enemy and our critical evaluations of ourselves are often much harsher than we would ever judge anyone else. Do you wish that you had someone to talk to about these struggles who is safe and unbiased? You are not alone! Working with a therapist that is compassionate and unde...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

When you decide to participate in therapy, you begin the path of self-discovery, creating more room to live your life to its fullest potential, and I would be honored to walk with you on this journey. In collaboration, we discuss and discover what is keeping you from being who and where you want to be, and we then uncover solutions that can make those changes happen. I have extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, and trauma, and my goal is to provide a safe, nurturing, and non-judgemental environment in which we can work together. I believe in m...

This is Heather Carlson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Welcome! I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Iowa. I have 8 years of experience working with clients. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and supporting clients through life changes. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approa...

This is Dr. Sandra Broz's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I have over 20 years experience in private practice as a psychologist and counselor. My focus has been on depression, anxiety, behavior problems, and relationship issues. I have also taught counseling courses at the graduate level and psychology courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. I have worked with many people over the years, all ages. I am sure that I have yet to "hear it all" but, I know that there is a lot of pain out there. I take it seriously. And yet, I still see the good in people. I still have a sense of humor. My job is to help you fi...

This is Abby Grothe's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I graduated in 2011 from St. Ambrose University with a Masters degree in Social Work focusing on empowerment practice. I am currently licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have worked with adults and adolescents in individual and group settings, dealing with substance use disorders, mood disorders and anxiety disorders. I also work as a life coach and mentor for adolescents and young adults struggling with goal setting. my approach is a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused...

This is Valerie Marsh's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S.,L.M.F.T.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

As a licensed marriage and family therapist and life coach with over 20 years experience, my ultimate goal is to help you uncover your full potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to release negative emotions and resolve challenges in your life that are preventing you from attaining your personal goals. By applying complimentary therapeutic approaches, I share knowledge and skills that will create a more joyful and happy life for both individuals and couples. In this turbu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Coaching
Years of Experience: 5

Hello and welcome! I am so proud of you for reaching out for help. I know that is a very difficult step. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is the best way to work through counseling. Building the foundation of trust and unconditional positive regard, in my experience, promotes the most change and creates a safe space for my clients. I believe in being your authentic self instead of using a mask that is presented to others. I have been working in the mental health field for seven years and I have worked with a wide variety of concerns such as de...

This is Traci Kent's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

Hi . My name is Traci Kent and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Idaho. I earned my Bachelor of Social Work at Utah State University in Logan, Utah and my Master of Social Work at The University of Northern Iowa, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. I have been practicing for thirteen years working primarily with individuals and couples, focusing on issues such as addictions, family struggles, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, as well as life changes. I believe in a strengths-based approach utilizing cognitive behavioral, Motivational interviewing, solu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LIMHP, LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

My name is Helen Jackson Bleicher and I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner in Nebraska, a Licensed mental health counselor in Iowa, and a registered play therapist. I earned my master’s degree in counseling from University of Nebraska at Omaha, and my play therapy certificate from Kansas City play therapy school. My experience includes working in an inpatient hospital, Private Practice, as well as a therapist in a residential shelter for children. I have worked in Hospice and a grief support center. I earned my Master’s in Organizational Leadersh...

This is Lisa Meek's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Hello....I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker who has 25 years experience in Social Work. For the past 9 years I have been providing outpatient mental health counseling with the last 2 years spent in private practice. I have significant experience in working with clients experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, abuse and trauma. I have also worked with adolescents who are experiencing stress and have difficulty coping. My counseling style is very engaging. I provide a very client centered approach implementing cognitive behavioral strategies. I also...

This is Lindsay Woodbridge's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMHC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! We're currently living through a very challenging time, and you've decided it's time to get some support. It's wonderful that you're taking this step to care for yourself! I am a licensed mental health counselor with more than five years' experience. Much of my work has been with young adults, particularly college students. I have expertise partnering with clients to address their stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns. I also have a background in substance use counseling and can work with you to explore your current use and how it might...

This is Michelle Hankins's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,LBSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapy Counselor with over 23 years of experience in the social work/mental health world. I have worked with all ages from birth to end of life, I have worked with the foster care and adoptive system; court systems; developmental life stages as well as end of life care. I have experience with divorce/separation; grief and loss; life changes and lifestyle adjustments and various relationships needs. I specialize in anxiety, mindfulness, strength based and solution focused therapy. I provide individual, couple and family therapy....

This is Dr. Amanda  Johnson 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I earned my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of New York in Buffalo in 2010. My treatment approach is integrative including: cognitive behavioral, person centered, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness based approaches, and creative therapies. My areas of interest include: PTSD, grief, chronic pain, gender/cultural issues, and mood disorders. I have worked at VA medical centers, college counseling centers, and community mental health centers. I like to get to know each client I work with and help them to find the best treatment plan to fit t...

This is Kristilee (Kristi) Cappaert's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa. I have over five years of counseling experience in Illinois and Iowa. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, marital, life balance and job stress. Throughout my clinical career, I have worked with all different populations from children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Deciding to get therapy can be a scary and I commend you on taking the first step and I look forward to working wit...

This is Kimber Brokaw's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

First let me say how happy I am that you are seeking counseling support. That takes a lot of courage and shows that you want more for yourself and your life! I've been in the social work field for 25 years working non-profit, in the schools and for the last 13 years in private clinical practice. I also serve as a Health and Wellness Coach for clients all over the United States as my own battle with an auto-immune condition led me to find a more natural path. My overall mission is to bring freedom through health – body, soul and spirit – because when we feel...

This is Christina Wassenhove's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I am a licensed mental health counselor with 3 years experience working in community mental health. I have worked with adults who struggle with trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions and relationship concerns. I have experience with military and veterans, and I have also worked with offenders who are having a hard time reintegrating back into the community. My approach is very eclectic; I like to tailor to each individual client based on what your needs are at the time. I also understand that needs change over time, and I always make sure that I a...

This is Jessica Lowe's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LMHP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 16

Welcome! My name is Jessica Lowe and I am thankful that you are taking the opportunity to learn more about yourself and work towards living your best life. I know that this is not an easy step. I am eager to learn from you as we work together to address your concerns. I believe in working in partnership with clients, utilizing their strengths to help sort out challenges and achieve goals. I believe it's important to identify all aspects of an individual’s life that impact their well-being including their physical health, support systems including family and frie...

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

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the West 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 West 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 West 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 West 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 West 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 West 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 West Des Moines therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 64560 people in the city of West 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 50265 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 West Des Moines, couples counseling in West Des Moines, family conflict therapy in West 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 West 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 West Des Moines, Iowa can serve:

50061, 50263, 50265, 50266, 50398