janet rieckhoff


janet rieckhoff


Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Pastoral Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Mental Health Counselor Temporary License
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • AmeriGroup
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Medica Health Plan Solutions
  • Medicaid
  • United Health Care
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


4725 Merle Hay Rd
Ste 205
Des Moines, Iowa 50322

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My Approach to Helping

Not taking new clients now. I enjoy working with all ages from 8-65. I put emphasis on client\'s emotions and the thoughts connected with them as well as the behaviors coming from the emotion. I tend to help clients see patterns of their past which influence their present and make changes in the present where it is needed. Everyone has patterns that can get in the way of present relationships and fulfillment in all areas of life. I use narrative and emotionally focused approaches to empower people to author their own story. To know they are in charge, of their present and future narrative story. I also use art, music, meditation, dream work, spiritual work, rituals (rites of passage) and journaling. I often have clients take the love language test and enneagram personality inventory in order to understand themselves better. I can assist clients who are grieving, not only loved ones but all the changes life brings which are loses. During COVID there have been many losses to grieve, especially for those who could not be with their loved ones who died or have memorials services to celebrate their lives. I have presided over many memorial services and willing to do so for clients who have not been able to find closure. I also have helped couples deal with the ups and downs of infertility.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Groups I Work With

    I work with children ages 9 and up.
    Adult up till 65, or until they go on Medicare.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Hoarding
  • Incest
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Dreamwork
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Journey Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Neurofeedback
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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