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Behavioral Issues 

Domestic Abuse

Family Conflict

Self Esteem

Suicidal Ideation

Coping Skills

Domestic Violence


Trauma and PTSD

Mood Disorders

About Me . . .

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) who provides individual and family therapy services.  My goal is to create an environment that is comfortable, casual, and non-judgmental where clients feel safe to share their story.  I work with my clients to address a wide variety of issues using a variety of approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused to name a few.


I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa.  I also have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Simpson College.  I have also served as an Adjunct Faculty Member for Simpson College, and currenlty serve as Adjunct Faculty for William Penn University.

I have a particular interest in:

  • Individual Therapy: Depression, anxiety, grief and loss issues, life change stressors, and work related stressors

  • Family Therapy: Parent/child issues and sibling discord


I know that finding a counselor that is a good fit for you is important. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have prior to scheduling your first appointment.

Andrea Gustafson

4725 Merle Hay Rd.

Suite 205

Des Moines, IA 50322


(515) 777-1209