Welcome to Second Journey Counseling
Where hope and healing meet
Welcome to Second Journey Counseling!
Second Journeys occur when the life you’ve envisioned isn’t working as you planned or hoped. The collapse of a significant relationship, struggles with depression and anxiety, an unexpected curve, significant grief, the loss of meaning or purpose. These are the moments that often cradle fear; and yet lead us to search for hope. Second Journeys invite us to deeper courage that can give way to new wisdom, meaningful change, and a clearer understanding of who we are.
At Second Journey we believe counseling is a way to enrich your life and relationships by addressing personal concerns and hopes in the company of a caring professional. We believe that everyone’s life is a meaningful story, shaped by joys and heartaches that are worthy of sharing and thoughtful reflection. Foundational to our work is the conviction that relationships, with God and others, are most deeply at the heart of healing and change, and that our shared struggles are often the birthplace of our most meaningful and redemptive personal growth.
The counselors at Second Journey have unique professional experiences and gifts, while sharing a common faith in their Christian beliefs. We seek to be thoughtful of our faith in assisting others in growth and change, yet respectful of each individual’s beliefs and desire to explore this aspect of their personal journey. It is our conviction that matters of faith, when addressed, are best done in a relational environment of safety, respect, and the freedom to question.
You are welcome to contact us to learn more about who we are and how we can help you in your own growth and change.
Kent & Nancy
Nancy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has practiced in the Des Moines community for the past 24 years.
She works with adults and couples, and is a certified Daring Way™ facilitator and consultant advancing the work of Dr. Brené Brown.
Kent, a Licensed Independent Social Worker, is the Director of Leadership & Counseling at Grand View University.
He maintains a part-time counseling practice focusing his work with adults, couples, and pastors.