Melissa Reyerson-Slifer


Hello! I am a LMSW and am currently practicing at Youth Emergency Services & Shelter, working with children and their families.

Mental Health Counselor in Des Moines, IA

  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I work with children of all ages and their families. I especially enjoy working with children ages 10-17. I love to use non-traditional interventions such as art and yoga, in my practice.

My Background and Approach

I obtained my MSW from the University of Iowa in 2018 with an emphasis in Family Centered Theory and Practice. I have worked in the mental health field for over 9 years. I am currently practicing at Youth Emergency Shelter & Services and see children and families on an outpatient basis. I have received additional training in couple's counseling and art therapy interventions. I have been practicing yoga for the past three years, and incorporate this into my practice.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that everyone should have access to mental health services, hence why I work at Youth Emergency Services & Shelter, where we work with clients on Medicaid, or without insurance, utilizing a sliding scale fee based on income.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice


515-557-2258 Email Melissa
918 SE 11th St.
Des Moines, IA 50309

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