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 Delishia Williams'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
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 11

Today's world is full of complications and barriers to finding ease in being our authentic selves. The beautiful inner spirit that makes us who we are as individuals is often masked with grief from heavy losses in life, finding too much on our plates each day, and bumping into the strain that others around us are also carrying. I believe in the strengths that reside within us all, as humans. I love being a therapist because this role allows me to work with individuals from all different backgrounds in a supportive way as these individuals look to reignite who t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 11

My name is Lynn Murphy and I earned a Masters Degree from The University of Iowa in 2019 with a focus in Individual, Family and Group therapy. I am licensed in Louisiana as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in Mississippi as a Licensed Certified Social Worker and in Iowa as a Licensed Independent Social Worker. My experience includes working with anxiety, stress, ADHD, trauma/abuse and family issues. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults and families so I have an overall picture of how mental health issues affect the entire family system. I believ...

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

Hello, I have over eight years experience working in the mental-health field. I enjoy working with teens, couples and individuals in therapy. Mental Health can be elusive, and it can affect every aspect of your presence from significant relationships, family life, and work. Most importantly it can distort how you see your reality. By building a supportive therapeutic relationship, we can create a safe place to explore life struggles, understand difficult issues, learn new skills, and enhance relationships, which can lead to a more satisfying life. I like to work ...

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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
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 7

Aloha, my name is Jeannie and I am a licensed mental health therapist in Nebraska. I enjoy helping clients walking through life transitions. I also work with those who feel "stuck" in life and could use some help creating practical goals to move forward. I believe healing happens in authentic relationship. This means that I strive to be fully present with my clients and work to help them feel comfortable enough to be fully present with me, as well. I recognize that the first step to a better life is often the most difficult. I help my clients with that first ...

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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...

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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, LGBT, Relationship issues, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

One of the things we understand about the practice of therapy is that a good connection between the clinician and the client is absolutely essential to the process. In conventional, in-person therapy, we build that rapport by sitting across from one another in an office, noticing what it feels like to sit together. As the client, you ask yourself, "Do I trust this person? Can I imagine talking with her about things that are hard to talk about? Do I feel listened to and respected?" And the answers to those questions determine whether you schedule a second appointme...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LMHP,LISW
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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Des Moines, Iowa (West 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 - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a clinical social worker in Iowa with over 10 years of experience in the field and 3 in counseling. I have worked with clients on many issues, including anxiety and depression, addiction, family conflict, and grief. I have particular passion working with people in the LGBTQ+ community and with communities of color. My therapeutic style is casual and based on a mutual exchange of ideas, knowledge, and understanding. I believe all people have the capacity for growth and learning. My approach combines multiple therapeutic modalities including cognitive b...

This is Amy Louis'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): 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...

This is Rebecca Neff'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
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

People come to see me when they are struggling with self-defeating patterns, addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, professional challenges, and seeking greater balance in their lives. I provide a warm, safe environment that fosters authentic and collaborative therapeutic relationships. I believe in the integrity of my clients and the uniqueness of their life stories and experiences. I believe our inner dialogue and self-narrative shapes the way in which we see and interact with our world and the relationships we hold. I use the mind/body connect...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, MSW, LICSW, LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

I am a clinical social worker with over thirty years of experience and am licensed in both Iowa and Minnesota. I have a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from the University of illinois and a Master of Social Work in Clinical Social Work from the University of Iowa. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings including primary healthcare, in-home, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, residential facilities, corrections, and outpatient counseling centers. Since March of 2020, I have offered counseling services online and have become certified as a Clinical T...

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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, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist with experience working as a professional therapist in the state of Iowa for the last eleven years, counseling clients with concerns regarding mood, anxiety, anger based, and personality disorder symptoms. I have worked as a therapist in a community mental health center for the last 11 years and as a therapist to residents in nursing home settings four the last four years. In my eleven years of experience, I have counseled people of all ages, stemming from the age of three, to my oldest client, aged ninety-three. I work with a...

This is Kristie Nobles'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
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Iowa. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavior therapy, humanistic, psychodynamic and solution focused. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and OCD. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I ...

This is Kristy Eaton'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,LPC LMHC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, my name is Kristy. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC, LMHC), dual-licensed in both Missouri and Iowa. In my 13 years of experience, I have helped clients with a wide range of concerns, including: depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, addiction, and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have struggled with physical trauma and emotional abuse. Reaching out to talk with someone can seem scary and overwhelming, but it is a brave first step toward getting better. I believe in treating everyone with respe...

This is Sydney Morton'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
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 - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed to provide counseling and psychotherapy in Iowa and Minnesota. Specifically, I hold licenses as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Iowa and as an Independent Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota. I have extensive experience working with parents, children and couples. Common concerns of clients are depressed feelings, anxiety, and relationship issues. I prefer to work in brief approaches so clients can make the changes they seek as soon as they wish so they can move on with their lives. I believe we all have strengths and resources. Sometimes thes...

This is Becky Olson'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,EMDR Certified
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! I am Becky and I’ve been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) for 7 years and clinical supervisor for the last 3 years. My therapy approach is supportive and empathetic. I believe in meeting people where they are at and then moving forward together! I have experience in working with individuals and families with a variety of life’s difficulties such as depression, anxiety, trauma, family discord, and individuals who are going through major life changes. The approaches I use most are cognitive-behavioral therapy, client-centered therapy, and am a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a LISW licensed in Iowa with over 4 years of experience working as a mental health and substance use therapist and an additional 9 years of experience in the social work field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-image and confidence, parenting concerns and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is collaborative, warm and interactive. I believe in order to therapy to be successful, the relationship has to...

This is Lynne Adams'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
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Throughout life we all are faced with challenges. How we overcome these life challenges and experiences help shape us as people. Often there are times the obstacles we face can feel so overwhelming that we can not see the solutions. I believe we all hold the answers to resolving life's challenges inside of us. I view my role as supporting people through the process of facing difficult life events, guiding them to uncovering the solutions and working together to overcome these obstacles. My main goal is to assist my clients in attaining balance, strength, a health...

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