Ciara Bal



6600 Westown Parkway

Suite 240

West Des Moines, Iowa 50266


Child, Adolescent, Adult

(ages 4+)​

  • Individual Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Couples Therapy

  • Premarital Therapy

  • Co-Parent Counseling

Insurance Accepted

BCBS, Aetna, MHN, First Health, Coventry, Midlands Choice, Health Partners, Cigna, Medica


Monday 6 AM - 3 PM

Wednesday 6 AM - 3 PM

Friday 6 AM - 3 PM

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Master of Science, Couple and Family Therapy - Iowa State University

Bachelor of Science, Psychology - Iowa State University


I received a Master’s degree from the Couple and Family Therapy Program at Iowa State University in 2011, where I also completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2009.

I have direct experience working with adults and children from various racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. I have practiced in a number of settings including community agency, school, and private practice.


Depression, Anxiety, Pre and Postpartum Mood Disorders, Phobias, Relational/Couples Issues, Premarital Issues, Attachment Issues, Stress Management, Life Transition/Phase of Life Issues, Parenting, Infertility, and Personal Growth.


I take an approach to therapy that is based on the premise that people have an innate ability to heal themselves with the support of others. I focus on client strengths and empowerment. The therapy I provide is typically short-term but varies client to client. I am an active therapist who strives to give clients new tools to use in their everyday lives.

I am focused on providing individual, couple, and family therapy. Services I provide include but are not limited to: cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment therapy, systemic therapy, solution-focused therapy, intergenerational therapy, and motivational interviewing.

Works with:

  • Individuals 4 years of age and up

  • Families

Are you a new client?  Or do you have a question for Ciara? Contact her here:

West Des Moines

6600 Westown Pkwy., Suite 240

West Des Moines, Iowa 50266


General Fax: (515) 401-1086

Medication/Prescription Fax: (515) 402-4381

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