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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.