Psychological Services for Adults and Teens

Life can be really hard sometimes. Even the strongest among us may occasionally find that we could use some help when dealing with these tougher moments or situations. Everyone encounters challenges and hurdles to overcome at some point. We don't often get to choose them, but we can choose how we deal with the feelings that come up around them, the ways we think about them, the stories we tell ourselves about them, and ultimately the ways we take action to address them.

Whether you're struggling with anxiety, experiencing persistent low moods, or facing issues related to trauma, substance use, or anger – whatever the challenge, a more hopeful and fulfilling future lies ahead for you.

It's perfectly normal to feel a bit hesitant about seeking professional help for personal matters. But when you take that first step and reach out, you're showing courage and a commitment to becoming a more fulfilled and authentic version of yourself. I invite you to reach out if you're ready to embark on the path of self-discovery, seeking enhanced stability, and ultimately, achieving a deeper sense of fulfillment in your life.

About Joel Greenberg

Redwood Therapy DSM PLLC was established in 2023 by Joel Greenberg, PsyD to address the mental health needs of the greater Des Moines area. Dr. Greenberg moved to Des Moines from the San Francisco Bay Area in 2021. The reference to the redwoods is a nod to both the beauty and strength of this particular tree, as well as the following: If you’ve ever been in the presence of a redwood tree, you are familiar with the size and gravitational pull each one seems to have.  It would be difficult to not have an awe-inspiring experience around one. They are amazing. An interesting point, however, is that these trees grow in rings or clusters which allow them to grow stronger and support themselves and each other simultaneously. It would not be possible for any one of them to grow as they do on their own; they are all interdependent upon each other for healthy and balanced support, which in turn allows each one to grow strong. Similarly, good therapy fosters relationships which allow us to be strong and healthy, capable of withstanding life’s biggest challenges, while also permitting us to support the others in our lives with whom we are interdependent.

"Change your thoughts and you change the world."