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Meet Nikki Banes, tLMHC


Bachelor of Social Work, Grand View University

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Drake University


Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Work and Academic Stress, Relationship Stress, Substance Use Disorder, Addiction, Trauma, Life Adjustment Issues, Self-esteem Concerns, Body Image Issues, Parenting, Faith Questions, and Postpartum Mental Health


Nikki (she/her) is a mental health counselor working out of the West Des Moines office who works with individuals 8 and older experiencing a variety of mental health concerns. Nikki strives to create a safe space for clients to feel seen and heard. She wants every client to feel valued and respected. Nikki enjoys working with individuals experiencing a variety of life

adjustments and mental health concerns. She has previous experience as a substance abuse counselor and working with survivors of trauma.

Nikki utilizes a variety of trauma-informed, person-centered techniques in session including CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness training. Nikki believes that it is a privilege to walk alongside her clients as they journey to healing. She wants her office to be a safe space to experience both laughter and tears. She believes everyone is worthy of growth and healing and that going to therapy is truly an act of self-love.

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