Nikki Banes



6600 Westown Parkway
Suite 240
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

(515) 402-4812


Monday, Wednesday-Friday

Insurance Accepted


Health Partners

Midlands Choice/Cigna

Taking New Appointments



Temporary Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health- Drake University




Nikki has experience working with individuals, groups, children, teens, and adults through different agencies. Nikki utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach along with a Person-Centered approach in her sessions. She is also familiar with utilizing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Training, and Behavioral Therapy. Nikki has received formal training in Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy through working with children with Austism as well as training as a substance abuse counselor in an outpatient facility. Nikki also has experience with helping clients respond to traumatic events through individual and group therapy.


Addiction/Substance Abuse, ADHD, Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Dual Diagnosis, Faith Concerns and Needs, Grief and Loss, Life Transitions, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Harming, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma & PTSD

My Approach

As your therapist, my approach is to create an environment where you feel safe and accepted. I have a passion for helping individuals through their healing journey and believe that requires a therapist who hears you, validates you, and also will challenge you to grow. I utilize a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach in most of my sessions as I believe that the root of changing is identifying our patterns, core beliefs, and unhelpful ways of thinking. I also utilize a Person-Centered approach as I believe that therapy should center around the client because you are the expert on you! I will walk with you on your journey and offer support and guidance. I work with individuals to build up resiliency, coping skills, and new ways of thinking.

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