Your decision to start therapy is an expression of your courage to address a particular issue or pattern in your life that is no longer working or is getting in the way of living the life you want. Beginning therapy speaks to your desire to grow, to get to know yourself in a deeper way, and to make changes that are helpful for your life. At the West Des Moines Center for Psychotherapy we specialize in treating an array of concerns. For individual areas of specialty, please see clinician profile pages.
Individual therapy helps ADDRESS THE FOLLOWING:
Depression, Anxiety, & Mood Disorders
Grief and Loss
Identity (e.g., race, sexual orientation, gender, etc.)
Sexuality & Sexual Dysfunction
Disordered Eating & Body Image
Adjustment & Stress-Related Concerns
We offer services in Spanish to adolescents and adults.
We are invested in accompanying you as you build resilience, develop insight, and find a path forward.
We collaboratively believe that therapy is...
Above all else, an honest and secure relationship that will give you the unique corrective emotional experiences necessary to better your relationships outside of the therapy office.
An opportunity to become better acquainted with yourself in a way that improves your outlook, choices, feelings, and relationships.
An unbiased space to explore the patterns in your life that have become unhealthy for you. We will help you identify ways to restructure or rebalance those patterns to be aligned with the values that matter most to you. We believe that all behaviors or thought patterns were at one point adaptive and meaningful for your survival but may have become less healthy or necessary in certain contexts of your life. We will work together to identify those distinctions.