"I have been seeing Carrie for a year and a half now and I will be honest that I was skeptical when I started. I can tell you now that I have never made a better choice than contacting her. Through EMDR and therapy sessions my life has been changed in ways I could not imagine. I look forward to our sessions and walk in feeling like I am greeted by an old friend who is there to listen, question and guide. I leave our sessions feeling a sense of relief and purpose. She has a way of asking the right questions and making you feel safe in answering them even if they are hard to answer. I feel fortunate to have someone of Carrie's caliber in the Des Moines area. " - Janet B

"At 46 years old and having never participated in any sort of therapy I was very skeptical and almost cancelled my first appointment with Carrie. I am absolutely glad I didn’t as it has been a life changing event in my life that I wish I would have done years ago! I had done a substantial amount of research trying to find a local professional to help me work through recurring issues that I could no longer ignore, and my research led me to Carrie Leaf. Carrie has helped me work through these issues, concerns, and anxieties that I have subconsciously carrying with me for years. I feel better, calmer, and more focused after my visits with Carrie, and the sessions have allowed me to let go of “baggage” that I have been carrying with me since I was a child. Sessions with Carrie have had an incredibly positive impact on my life, and it has granted me the freedom to live my life with much less anxiety and a more positive outlook. I would highly recommend Carrie Leaf to anyone working through personal hurdles or wishing for a more positive vision of what their future holds for them." - Dan L.

"I remember when Carrie told me that you could improve your relationship with others even if they weren't in therapy with you. I didn't believe her. As I've spent time in sessions not only have I seen relationships heal, I have seen them flourish. Most importantly, I have experienced a better relationship with myself.  Carrie is compassionate and understanding. Her sessions are client led with the guidance of a variety of therapeutic approaches. She is incredible at remembering details from past sessions and is truly a blessing to me. Everyone would be lucky have a therapist like her!" - Laura J.

"Carrie is phenomenal.  Working with her has helped me to know myself better than I ever have.  Not only has my self-confidence grown, but I have also grown as a person.  I am so grateful that I get to work with Carrie.  Reaching out to her is easily one of the best decisions I have made for myself.   I highly recommend her for anyone who is looking to find a sense of peace and joy within themselves." - Jessica P.