Kara Niles


6600 Westown Parkway
Suite 240
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

(515) 402-4809




Insurance Accepted


Health Partners

Midlands Choice/Cigna

Taking New Appointments



Licensed Independent Social Worker

Master of Social Work (MSW) - University of Iowa

Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Iowa State University


4-25, Bariatric Support


Kara received her Master’s of Social Work from The University of Iowa. Kara has over 6 years of experience working with children, teens, families, and adults in multiple different settings. Kara utilizes various therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems Therapy, Play Therapy, and Strengths-based therapy. Kara sees clients ages 4 to 25.


Attachment, school-based issues, anxiety, conduct disorders, trauma-informed play therapy, depression,ADHD/ADD, coping skills, sexual abuse, family conflict, peer relationships.

My Approach

My goal as a therapist is to create a safe and welcoming environment for everyone that walks through my door. One of the most important aspects to therapy is building a strong and trusting relationship between client and therapist. I provide a caring and supportive relationship to clients to help them grow and change in positive ways. I am passionate about helping clients to discover and build resiliency as they move through challenges in life. I understand that therapy is not a one-size fits all, I use a variety of different therapeutic modalities to help set goals that best fit you.

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