Kelly Betsworth, LISW


EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

About Me

I strive to provide hopeful, helpful interventions that are personal, creative and trauma informed by focusing on connecting with everyone on an individual basis. With experience in outpatient, community, school, healthcare, and residential settings, I am skilled at working with individuals of diverse backgrounds and concerns, specializing in working with children and families. I incorporate a strong adaptive information processing and attachment lens in my work along with play, mindfulness, DBT and other interventions. I am an active and open communicator.

Education & Experience

I received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and psychology with a Minor in Social Work from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. I went on to study Social Work at the University of Iowa Des Moines Campus and received an MSW in 2007. I a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the State of Iowa.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I am a member of the Iowa Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Families
  • Group


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield

Private pay