Rachel Klobassa

LISW

 

6600 Westown Parkway 

Suite 240

West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

515.402.4393

rachel@515therapy.com

Child, Adolescent, Adult

(ages 6+)​

​Insurance Accepted

BCBS, Aetna, Midlands Choice, Health Alliance, Health Partners

Appointments

Weekdays

Limited Evening & Weekend

Licensed Independent Social Worker

Master of Arts, Social Work - University of Iowa

EXPERIENCE

I have been in the mental health field since 2007. I have worked in two residential treatment facilities focusing on traumatized and severely mentally ill youth. I have also provided in home and in school skill building to children and families with mental health issues. My clinical experience includes providing individual and family therapy in the school setting.

SPECIALTIES

Abuse, Trauma, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Stress Management, Child/Adolescent Behavior Problems, Life Transition Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Mood Disorders.​  LGBT affirming with special interest in gay men and the coming out and living out process.

MY APPROACH

I focus on creating a therapeutic relationship that is cooperative, trusting and encouraging. I aim to create a safe, open environment for my clients to express their feelings and work through issues while feeling accepted and validated. I consider myself an active therapist that offers suggestions, tools and homework based upon my client’s needs. I use a client-centered approach to assist with identifying personal goals and action plans to meet them.

 

The therapeutic models that influence my work are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems and Solution Focused Therapy.  I am a certified EMDR therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and hold a certificate in postpartum mood disorders through Postpartum Support International.  I am also a founding board member of Postpartum Support International, Iowa Chapter.

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West Des Moines

6600 Westown Pkwy., Suite 240

West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

Urbandale

2327 70th St.

Rocklyn Office Park, Bldg. 4

Urbandale, Iowa 50322​

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