6600 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Adolescents and Adults
BCBS, Health Partners,
Licensed Master of Social Work
Master of Social Work (MSW) - Simmon's University
Savannah received her master’s degree in Social Work from Simmons University with a certificate in Trauma Work. She has 7+ years of experience working with children, teens, families and adults in various capacities. She has worked professionally in substance use treatment facilities, within the juvenile system, residential facilities, sexual abuse/trafficking rehabilitation and out-patient therapy. Savannah also has experience utilizing various therapeutic modalities including (but not limited to): Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Savannah is EMDR trained. Savannah sees clients 14 and older.
Anxiety, OCD, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Grief, Life Transitions, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma & PTSD.
I am honored anytime a client walks into the therapy room and trusts me to hold both their hurt and hope with them! I enjoy empowering clients in healing and growing into their full selves. I believe that each client shows up with the strength and ability to reach their goals. Part of therapy is tapping into these strengths to find creative solutions.
A large part of my job is to create a safe and trusting space that fosters acceptance and growth. My person-centered foundation allows for each client’s needs to be treated in a way that best suits them. I incorporate body-based work to integrate and heal the various ways we can each hold onto things, both emotionally and physically. It is important for me to approach each client with respect, dignity and kindness.