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Mrs. Anne Marie Enderlin ARNP
Specializes in Psychology, Psychiatry
Address: 6000 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
Clinical Interests: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), mental health issues, depression ... (Read more)
Dr. John Brian Dilley ED.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Average rating 3.67 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 1350 138th St, Clive, IA 50325
Maria S. Ogden PHD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 6000 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
Clinical Interests: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), anxiety, mental health issues ... (Read more)
Elaine B. Hoversten PHD
Specializes in Psychology
Average rating 4.08 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 6000 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
Clinical Interests: stress management, anxiety, mood disorders ... (Read more)
Todd Jenkins LMHC
Specializes in Counseling, Psychology, Family Therapy
Address: 6000 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
Clinical Interests: stress management, anxiety, mental health issues ... (Read more)
Ms. Christina Marie Johnson LMHC, CADC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 6600 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Dr. Catalina D'achiardi-Ressler PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 1045 76th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Mrs. Joseli Alves-Dunkerson LMFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 1201 64th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Clinical Interests: sex therapy, relationship issues
Jeffrey S. Kerber LMFT
Specializes in Psychology, Family Therapy
Address: 6000 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
Clinical Interests: counseling services
Dr. Cora Beth Schuhmacher-Briggs PSY.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 1045 76th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Mrs. Tammy Dawn Wood NCC, MA
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 2555 Berkshire Parkway, Clive, IA 50325
Dr. Ann Monet Latham PH.D.
Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychology
Address: 6600 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Phone: 515-402-4396
Clinical Interests: individual psychotherapy
Jacquelyn K. Larsen PHD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 6000 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
Rebecca Rae Monsma LISW
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 280 S 79th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Mr. Craig Irwin Butterfield M.DIV
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 6994 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Dr. Jeffrey K. Ellens PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 1045 76th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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What is Therapy?

Therapy, in a mental health context, includes a broad range of treatments designed to help people feel and function better in their daily life. It usually involves talking to a professional to gain insight and coping skills for stressful life events. Some of the fields that may be included under 'therapy' are:
  • Psychology, or the scientific study of the mind, including the science behind human development and cognition, mental health, memory, perception, and intelligence.
  • Psychotherapy, or 'talk therapy,' where patients talk to a therapist in order to problem solve and learn new ways to handle difficult issues in their lives.
  • Counseling, which is sometimes used interchangeably with psychotherapy, and is very similar. It is also a type of 'talk therapy,' but it tends to be more short-term, and it can be provided by professionals without medical credentials, such as spiritual advisors. The goal of both counseling and psychotherapy is to improve a patient's well being by helping them navigate difficult situations in life.
  • Substance abuse therapy, or rehabilitation, which often uses a combination of medication and talk therapy for treatment. Substance abuse therapy may include coping skills, life skills training, family therapy, or behavioral therapy to learn new ways of reacting.

The use of mental health therapy is extremely common and safe, and it is an effective tool in supporting people who are struggling with life changes, unwanted feelings and behaviors, or difficult circumstances in their lives. If you are feeling stuck with an issue or circumstance that is troubling, therapy can be a very healing way to be guided past it to a more positive future.
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