Find a Therapist near Des Moines, IA

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It’s normal to experience mental health issues and relationship problems. Talking to a licensed therapist can help. Therapy can teach you more about yourself and your mental health concerns in a healing way. Many therapies are evidence-based and have been proven effective.

Since 2007, GoodTherapy has helped people like you connect with ethical, compassionate counselors and therapists. The therapists listed above, who practice therapy in Des Moines, are trained to protect client confidentiality and privacy. In keeping with our high membership standards, these mental health professionals are also committed to eliminating the stigma that keeps many people from seeking help.

If you are looking for a specific type of therapist, you can search for marriage or couples counseling in Des Moines or find a child psychologist or family therapist in Des Moines. You can also connect with Des Moines therapists who specialize in treating anxiety or depression. In addition, some therapists provide group therapy, which is typically a therapist-led session with multiple people.

Beliefs about how much therapy costs may deter some people from finding a therapist. It’s a good idea to contact therapists you’re interested in and ask about insurance, sliding-scale fees, payment plans, and other options to stay within your budget.

Rest assured there are qualified therapists in Des Moines who can treat a variety of concerns, including family conflict, relationship issues, anxiety, or depression. With our directory, the right therapist is easy to find.

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Mental Health Statistics for Des Moines

Mental health is an important concern in Des Moines and the surrounding area. Polk County ranks 52nd among Iowa’s 99 counties for quality of life. In the CDC’s 500 Cities Project,12.9% of adults in Des Moines said they had poor mental health for at least 14 of the past 30 days. In some city districts, this rate was as high as 15.9%. 

Suicide is a serious issue in Polk County. In 2015, the death rate was 15.7 per 100,000 residents. Firearms caused 39% of suicides between 2010 and 2015. People ages 35-65 represent 55% of suicide deaths. 


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