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Stress and anxiety are part of our daily lives, but what do you do when it gets to be too much?  Professional therapy is one way to work through stress and anxiety, and the therapists in the Catholic Charities Counseling Program provide the insight and support needed to manage life problems in a more productive way.

Our licensed, professional therapists work with clients of all backgrounds to address issues including depression, anxiety, stress, marital issues, relationship problems, child behavior problems, trauma, abuse, and more.

  • Therapy is available in Des Moines, Ankeny, and Council Bluffs.
  • Most major insurance plans are accepted.
  • For those without insurance, therapy is provided on a sliding fee scale that is based on income and family size.

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Family Mental Health Plan

Have you considered how prepared you are for mental health needs in your family. Click here to download our Family Mental Health Plan worksheet to guide you through the process!

If you or someone you know are interested in talking with a therapist, contact Catholic Charities Counseling today.

To schedule an appointment in Des Moines or Council Bluffs:


You may print and fill out the following forms to bring along to your first appointment.  This will save time when you arrive.  If you have questions about any of the forms, you may call our front desk at 515-237-5045.

Meet Our Therapist

Debrenee Grajeda Debrenee Grajeda, LMSW, PLMHP (Council Bluffs office)

Beginning therapy can feel intimidating, and it’s important to feel at ease and supported by your provider. I believe that therapy should be a partnership based in trust, respect, compassion, and kindness. Using systems theory and a strengths-based approach, I work to understand and empathize with each individual’s unique situation.  Everyone has the ability to grow, change, and heal, and I am committed to helping people navigate life’s challenges.

I am very passionate about working with survivors of trauma and have extensive experience working with those impacted by domestic violence and sexual abuse in particular. I am also experienced in helping people navigate feelings of grief, anger, and loss, and helping them identify and regulate their emotional responses.  Some of my clinical interests include depression, anxiety, self-harm behaviors, compulsions, and trauma responses/symptoms of PTSD.

Please feel free to call for more information or to set up an appointment!  Currently providing telehealth and telephonic therapy only. Education: Undergraduate degrees from Hastings College; Master’s degrees from Kansas State University and Sacred Heart University. Currently licensed to practice in Iowa and Nebraska.

Call 515-237-5045 or email for an appointment today.