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Shelly Johnson LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) in Iowa
Shelly Johnson , LMHC CIFST

LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)

West Des Moines, IA

Online & In-Person

Free initial consultation

Accepting new clients

About me

Welcome! I bring to my practice a unique blend of specialized training & life experiences. I feel passionate about helping others have an embodied experience of psychological & spiritual healing. My deepest intention for my clients is that they feel uplifted & more closely aligned w/ their hearts’ true desires. I encourage clients to cultivate a genuine & authentic approach to life, regardless of earlier life experiences & messages. Are you ready to take that inner journey of exploration & discovery, without having to do it alone?

I am a Certified IFS Therapist and I am Level 3 trained in the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of psychotherapy by the IFS Institute; IFS is a ‘powerful’ modality for reclaiming one’s vitality in life! I apply trauma-informed integrative approaches and I customize my approach to meet the needs, strengths, and personality of each client.

Both happiness & peace of mind are more accessible when we reach a deeper connection w/ knowing ourselves & others.

Clinically, I work within a humanistic framework and my therapeutic style and approach is relaxed, relational, and experiential. I blend practical, effective tools with an intuitive, spiritual approach to my work. I firmly believe that great therapy involves a collaboration between Therapist and Client. I enjoy assisting clients in fostering their ability to access and reconnect with their inner wisdom, capacity for change, dreams, and happiness.
Let’s work together to find out what stands in the way of you successfully actualizing & reaching your greatest life potential. It would be my ‘privilege’ to help YOU explore a deeper self-knowledge & achieve a more soulfully connected life!



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Service types

  • Therapy / Counseling

Types of clients

  • Kids & Tweens (5-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Older Adults (65+)
  • Individuals
  • Parents & Caregivers


  • English

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