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Specializing in treating

Chronic Insomnia.  

- Trouble sleeping?

- Need help returning to that

good night sleep you remember?

- You're not alone!  

I am here to help!  Watch videos, read articles and items below if you are interested in learning more of the details of how  I can help treat your sleep problems!

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About Me

I've been in the field of social work for 25 years! I believe that therapy is an important tool that can be used to make changes in a person's life in order to bring them closer to their own defined goals.
​There are many therapists in the Des Moines community who provide excellent services. What makes me different?


* I specialize in treating insomnia using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT for Insomnia has been shown to be an effective treatment that can bring relief to those suffering from disrupted sleep.

*I offer evening and Saturday hours in a small, convenient and confidential office space. 

*I am Certified in EMDR therapy, which is an extremely effective treatment for trauma issues.

*I take several different insurances, including BC/BS.

I do hope you will consider reaching out to meet with me to see if I am the therapist who can best assist you with your needs!


I treat insomnia with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia. This specific form of therapy was developed to assist individuals with regulating their sleep. Some people are referred to this type of therapy after they have been evaluated by a sleep doctor and found to not have a medical reason for their insomnia. A referral is not required for me to assess and treat your sleep issues. Please stop suffering and come to see me for your sleep disturbances!

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the "gold standard" treatment for most types of depression. Studies show that 1 out of 4 people will experience an episode of depression at some time throughout their lives. My approach is compassionate, yet somewhat directive. There are specific behaviors and actions that can improve mood and lead to better overall life satisfaction. 


I am certified in one of the most effective treatments for addressing trauma. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) has been proven to treat trauma, and it's many related symptoms, in a manner that is simple and fast. Every survivor of trauma is unique, but EMDR can be effective for most people who engage in the process.

Again, research shows that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the best therapy to resolve symptoms of anxiety. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is one of the Anxiety Disorders that is most common. I have successfully treated OCD in people of various ages by using CBT. It is important to take the step to come to therapy and release yourself from the grip of anxiety, so you can live life to it's fullest!


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950 Office Park Rd.

Suite 325

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Judy Nemmers, LISW