Trisha Broihahn

Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW)

Trisha Broihahn

Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW)

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Independent Social Worker - 090957
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Midland's Choice
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
Fees: $120 for a 50-60 minute session
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


West Des Moines, Iowa 50265

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My Approach to Helping

The stress of being a woman in today’s society is significantly overlooked. We’re expected to excel in school, have successful full-time careers, raise a family, keep the house clean and the pantry stocked, prepare daily homecooked meals, keep up with society’s ever-changing standard of “beauty,” exercise and eat healthy, maintain a close group of friends, have strong and intimate relationships with our partners, and prove it all on social media. We do all this while battling intrusive thoughts of perfectionism, low-self worth, poor body image, and never-ending guilt. We’re told to hold in and hide our anger, frustration and sadness and keep a smile on our face. Even when we feel like we’re drowning and there’s nothing left of us to give, we continue to put everyone else first. The pressure and expectations of us are endless, and let’s not forget the perpetual sexual, emotional, and physical violence we experience that is often ignored. My goal is to provide women with a safe and confidential space to talk about hard things, reduce stress, heal from trauma, and discover inner strength. My hope is to make you feel heard, accepted and understood. As your therapist, I promise to always meet you where you’re at and take it at your pace. My style is laid-back, interactive, and collaborative. I’m trained in a variety of approaches and interventions, but view each individual as unique in their needs, preferences, and goals.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

My primary specialization and training is in trauma and PTSD. I am trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) and have extensive experience working with victims of all forms of abuse; emotional, physical and sexual.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

The decision to begin therapy can be scary, but it can also be life-changing. If you're unsure therapy is right for you, I encourage you to schedule an initial session to discuss your concerns and goals for therapy and to make sure you feel comfortable, understood, and that you found the right fit! There is no pressure or obligation to schedule on-going sessions. I respect that not every therapist is the right fit for every client and my goal is to match you with the best one for you! Additionally, no question is a stupid one- feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have!

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with females aged 13 and older.

Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • 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
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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