Ph.D. LMFT LMHC
6600 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266
515 Therapy & Consulting
BCBS, Aetna, MHN, First Health, Coventry, Humana, Midlands Choice, Health Partners (national plan), Tricare
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Doctorate, Human Development and Family Studies - Iowa State University
Master of Science, Marriage and Family Therapy - Kansas State University
Clinical Member - American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
I have been practicing in the mental health field since 1998 with experience in hospitals, emergency rooms, community agencies, residential treatment facilities, schools, and the insurance industry.
Including but not limited to Mood Disorders, Marital/Couples Therapy, Anxiety Disorders, Blended Families, Diversity Issues, Personal Growth, Phase of Life, Vocational and Career, Depression, Relationship Issues, Spirituality.
Falling Out of Romantic Love
by Crystal Wilhite Hemesath
"My goal is to guide and educate individuals toward having the most successful and healthy romantic relationship possible, as well as to provide up-to-date information and strategies for relationship professionals."
The therapeutic models I work from are Solution-Focused, Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Theory, Cognitive-Behavioral, Narrative, and Family Systems Theory. My treatment approach is determined by the presenting problem and the best fit for the client.
I also believe my clients have the strength and resources to resolve their problems and are temporarily “stuck” when they decide to enter treatment. Although I believe it is best for clients to come to their own conclusions about what is right for them, I consider myself an active therapist who gives feedback. I work closely with my clients in creating goals and setting up a plan of action, which assists the client in achieving these goals. I also believe that therapy does not have to be long-term to be productive. I utilize psychoeducation to assist my clients in gaining skills that will help them realize their full potential currently and in the future.
I value the importance of communication and collaboration with physicians or other helping professionals involved in my client's care as I believe a team approach is best. As such, I am happy to refer to other professionals who may be of benefit to my client's improved well-being. Overall, I provide a straightforward approach to treatment with guidance and practical solutions.
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