Melissa Smith


6600 Westown Parkway
Suite 240
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

(515) 402-4797


Variable, Weekdays

Insurance Accepted


Health Partners

Midlands Choice/Cigna

Taking New Appointments



Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Master of Arts, Counseling and Psychology in Education - University of South Dakota




Melissa received her Master’s degree in Psychology and Education from the University of South Dakota. She worked as a School Counselor in the Des Moines area for six years before transitioning to clinical therapy.


Her specialties include working with teens and adults on Anxiety, Depression, Family Conflict, Identity, Grief and Loss, Career and School Concerns and Trauma/PTSD.

My Approach

Melissa utilizes a client centered approach, CBT, TF-CBT, Motivational Interviewing and is EMDR trained.  In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her two children, friends, and family. She loves cooking, gardening, sand volleyball, live music, hiking and traveling.

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