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Anxiety Therapy

Therapist in Des Moines, Iowa

I'm Danielle, Wayne, and I help millennial professionals dial down anxiety and stress, so they can perform at their best.  

Note that I help clients throughout Iowa.

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Does this sound like you?

You overthink about what happened in the day, and run through scenarios on how you could have done something differently. It feels harder to communicate your wants and needs in a relationship than it is to do a difficult project at work. Maybe you feel a huge amount of pressure to succeed, but you don’t even enjoy your job and are insecure about your personal life.

I understand what you’re going through, and, with therapy, you don’t have to feel like this anymore.

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Hi, I’m Danielle Wayne, a therapist in Des Moines, Iowa.

I help anxious professional millennials, just like you, who are working through our generation’s unique challenges. I choose to work with millennials because I understand what you’re going through, and I know that it can get better.

It’s my goal to work myself out of a job. With a little guidance, you can face your anxiety head-on, which leads to greater knowledge of and compassion towards yourself. We’ll develop coping strategies to implement during your day-to-day life and identify the deeper reasons you feel anxious and dissatisfied with your life.

If you’re ready to say goodbye to your anxiety, I encourage you to schedule a complimentary consultation with me below.

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My therapeutic approach

Since I’m a millennial myself, I understand the pressures that our generation faces. We’re pulled in a hundred different directions and feel like we constantly have to work harder in order to live up to the high expectation of society--and ourselves.

I know from personal experience that living this way can be exhausting. We’re left constantly second-guessing ourselves, which feeds into a vicious cycle of anxiety.I’m here to help you break that cycle.In therapy, we’ll get to the root of your anxiety. Having this insight into your thoughts and feelings can help you heal. On top of that, we’ll also collaborate around coping strategies and other methods of reducing your symptoms.

When you choose to work with me, you’ll get a therapist who will always keep it real with you. I value authenticity, so I strive to create a space where you feel comfortable being open and vulnerable. I understand that can be difficult as an anxious millennial, but it is crucial to the healing process--and it gets easier with practice.I also practice trauma-informed care, which means that I’ve received training around special considerations for people who have been through traumatic experiences. I won’t push you to talk about things that you’re not ready to discuss, and I certainly won’t judge you.

I recognize that our experiences make us who we are today--but I also believe that they don’t define us. I can help you take ownership over your story and future.

Here's why I offer exclusively online therapy in Des Moines.

I’m an exclusively online therapist in Des Moines, Iowa. Although online therapy isn’t a traditional approach to therapy, it suits busy millennials’ lifestyles in my experience.

Since we’re busy (does overachieving and perfectionism sound familiar?), it’s tough to fit therapy into our schedules. Online therapy eliminates a lot of the extra time associated with therapy, like commuting to your therapist’s office and sitting in the waiting room before your session begins. Plus, with online therapy, you can decompress after an intense session in the comfort of your own home.

You also may experience anxiety around scheduling appointments and keeping your commitment. I find that the ease of simply opening up your laptop for a session is a significant contributing factor to my clients’ success. It’s my goal to make the therapeutic process as convenient as possible--you’re already anxious. We don’t want to pile on.

If online therapy sounds like it may be a good fit for you, I encourage you to schedule a free consultation with me. I can tell you more about the process and my approach to our work together.

Danielle has been exactly what I needed when I sought counseling. Attentive, understanding and prompt. Her schedule has been very flexible and allowed me to choose times that work best for me. I continue to recommend her services to those i know in need.

Danielle has been wonderful to work with and I feel I have gained a lot from our time together. She's helped me initiate changes in my life that I was struggling to make on my own and given me helpful tools in the process. She's well-versed in her field and offers an empathetic, yet practical perspective that allow you to understand yourself a little better.

Danielle has been very helpful in her sessions with me. I feel very safe confiding in her. She has helped me think through issues and helped me develop positive coping strategies. I highly recommend her as a counselor.

Here's how it works.

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The first step to overcoming anxiety is signing up for a free online chat.
Step one
We’ll get to know each other during a complimentary video consultation and see if we’d be a good fit for therapy.

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The second step to overcoming anxiety is to decide on goals and see where we're starting.
Step two
My sessions are 50 minutes long. When we meet for our first full session, we’ll discuss where you are now and your future goals.

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The third step to overcoming anxiety is to meet for weekly or bi-weekly sessions with an anxiety therapist.
Step three
The bulk of our work begins. My clients see me weekly or every other week for anywhere from 3-12 months, but the duration of our work together is up to you. As long as you are benefiting from therapy, you should strongly consider continuing.
FAQs
Here are some common questions I get about anxiety therapy.
Can anxiety be cured?

Yes, anxiety can potentially be cured. It takes work, but anxiety can go away.

Since you’re here, you’ve probably researched how to soothe your anxiety. Maybe you’ve read about the positive effects of exercise, a good diet, sleep, acupuncture, cuddling your dog... these are all important ways to cope with anxiety.

But in therapy, we don’t just cope. We heal. We get to the bottom of what’s causing your anxiety instead of taking a surface-level approach. When we do this, we uproot your anxiety instead of dealing with it as it comes, which leads to lasting change.

Are there any mental health resources in Des Moines, Iowa for me?

Yes, there are a few different centers and resources for you in Des Moines.

The National Alliance on Mental Health (Iowa Chapter)
The National Alliance on Mental Health Serving Central Iowa
Iowa's Suicide Prevention Resource Centers

Note that this isn’t an exhaustive list; a therapist in Des Moines can connect you with more resources.If you are contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 immediately.

Is anxiety therapy right for me?

If you’re an anxious person, I can almost guarantee that working with a Des Moines therapist will help you.

Not only can an anxiety therapist help you develop coping strategies, but they can also help you process your thoughts, emotions, triggers, and life circumstances. As I mentioned before, there are many helpful ways to deal with anxiety, but therapy is the key to long-term success that doesn’t rely on anything else but yourself for peace.

How long should I be in anxiety therapy?

You should be in therapy for as long as you’re benefitting from it.

My clients typically see me between 3 and 12 months. Some people see a therapist as a staple in their self-care and personal development routines, but that might not be the case for you.

It’s best to discuss how long you should be in therapy with your therapist.

How much does anxiety therapy cost?

The price of anxiety therapy varies. Some therapists are “cheaper” than others, but ask yourself this: do I want a “good deal” on a therapist? Or do I want someone who will provide enough value that I won’t have to go back to therapy?

As I’ve mentioned, it’s my goal for you never to need therapy again. With me, therapy doesn’t last forever, so your investment is a one-time thing. It’s nearly impossible to put a price on your mental health, but it’s worth thinking about.

How do I prepare for anxiety therapy?

I see you, anxious millennial! No, you do not have to prepare for anxiety therapy. It’s my job to steer you through the process. All you have to do is open up your laptop and show up with vulnerability and a willingness to change.

I don’t want to add to your anxiety. Therapy isn’t meant to keep you up at night, but that doesn’t mean it will be easy. We’ll discuss some tough stuff, but I promise you that it will be worth it.

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Say goodbye to anxiety with the help of a therapist in Des Moines, Iowa.

The idea of starting therapy is probably contributing to your anxiety right now. I understand. It’s my goal to make this process as stress-free as possible. If you’re ready to schedule a no-pressure, complimentary consultation, contact me below.
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