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 Barbara Hovey'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, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

If you are someone who could use help with a life transition, a difficult situation, or other challenges in your life, I would love to work with you. I have over twenty years of professional experience providing therapy. My client's range from professionals to college students to stay-at-home parents anywhere from early adulthood through retirement With over 24 years of experience, I have an extensive background in helping people with a variety of issues: depression, anxiety, adjustment, stress, marital discord, grief and problems resulting from growing up whe...

This is Kristy Zink'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, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! I am a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Iowa and South Dakota. After I obtained my Master's degree, I started my career at a community agency providing counseling to clients struggling with substance abuse and problem gambling. Most recently, I have been working with young adults struggling with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and stress management. My appoach as a therapist is client- centered; you will be directly involved in your therapeutic decisions. I utilize cognitive behavioral (CBT) therapy techniques as well as solution focused te...

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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
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 - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S.,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 24

I am a Master's level, licensed counselor with over 20 year experience in human services. Currently, I operate a small private practice where I have been seeing clients for 18 years. Before that, and during the beginning of my practice, I also worked for several agencies in various roles including family therapist, individual therapist, group therapist, play therapist, foster care specialist, social worker, and mental health provider for "therapeutic" classrooms. These experiences have given me both insight and skills for various populations. I will incorpora...

This is Lynn Murphy'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,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...

This is Michelle Hoff'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): LMFT,LMHP,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am Christian Marriage and Family Therapist. I am licensed in Iowa and Illinois as Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and in the state of Nebraska I am a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner with a Marriage and Family Certification. I am a National Certified Counselor. I am a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I am a member of American Association of Christian Counselors. I have been working in the mental health field for over 6 years now and doing clinical work for over three years. I have work...

This is Debra Younger'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): BSN, MAPC, MAR,LMHC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Greetings, I am pleased and excited that you have decided to consider me as a possible partner in your journey of discovery, growth, and healing and I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you. My name is Debra Younger. I have the claim to fame of being a 4th generation Californian, though I currently live in the Midwest, and I am blessed to be able to partner with my animal-assisted therapy dog Shiloh in my face to face clinical practice. I have been a professional therapist for 7 years, and a Life Coach and Pastoral Counselor for 10 yea...

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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, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am a licensed mental health counselor in Iowa with over 17 years of experience working in the field of mental health. I have worked with clients with a wide variety of concerns including anxiety, grief, relationship issues and depression. 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 approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic and solution focused. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. ...

This is Emily Minear'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,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, my name is Emily Minear and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have been working as a professional counselor for over 5 years now. Before I was a licensed counselor I also worked in a psychiatric hospital setting on adult and geriatric units. I have practiced in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I am also certified and have many years of experience working in Substance Use and Addictions. This is something I am very passionate about.

This is Jan LeBahn'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, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am currently a licensed Social Worker (LISW) in the state of Iowa. I have been working as a therapist for the past 10 years. Prior experience includes 25 years working in Child and Family Welfare. In addition to my role seeing people for therapy, I serve in a clinical supervisor/administrator role in a community mental health center. I also train Mental Health First Aid on a local level and Youth Mental Health First Aid on a national level. As a therapist/social worker, I believe that we all function within multiple systems such as family, work, community...

This is Lydia Frazier'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,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I specialize in issues related to depression, anxiety, current or past trauma, and the impact of these on your life today. I work primarily with adolescents and young adults. I will always use an eclectic and individualized approach to treatment, drawing from many modalities such as mindfulness, interpersonal, trauma or solution focused, and will adhere to a strengths based model to move you through challenging times. I will use a holistic lens when hearing your story. We can explore how family of origin, chemistry, sleep patterns, diet, and movement impact you...

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 Neal  Sheeley'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): 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 Stacey Richard-Baal'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, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Iowa and Wisconsin and have worked in the mental health field for over 7 years. I have worked with individuals experiencing a variation of concerns including life transitions, symptoms of anxiety and depression, relationship issues, grief and loss, physical trauma and emotional abuse. I have also supported many people who have encountered work stress and high conflict with others. I believe in self-determination and view therapy as a partnership to achieve your desired goals. My approach is centered...

This is Amanda Rivera'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, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

I am a trauma informed therapist who has over 8 years of experience working with individuals, families, and youth. In my years of working with trauma I have gained training in CBT, TF-CBT, EMDR, Psychological First Aid, and TBRI training. These trainings have allowed me to support many who have experienced traumatic experiences in life ranging from domestic violence, sexual traumas, divorces, and other life altering challenges. I am also experienced in, but not limited to working with ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, and Depression symptoms. As your therapist I will liste...

This is Leah Kramer'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, 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, EMDR, DBT, CBT, TF-CBT, solutions foc...

This is Marla Hummel'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,CEAP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Marla Hummel. I graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Houston and a Masters in Counseling from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, client-centered, and motivational interviewing. I have experience working with individuals struggling with negative self-talk, low self-esteem, depression, mood instability, substance use, irrational thought processes, anxiety, history of trauma, identity development, attachment issues, grief and loss, elder care issues and concerns i...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Des Moines, Iowa (West Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D., LP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 12

I have a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with a special emphasis in neuropsychology and forensic psychology. I am licensed in the state of Iowa and I have worked in it for 13 years. In the time I have practiced in Iowa, I worked with patients with depressive and anxiety symptoms, using an approach to assist patients to identify their current methods of exacerbating emotional problems, such as constant verbalization of their worries. An approach that helps patients to select methods of reducing depressive and anxiety symptoms from their brainstorm-generate...

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 50263 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