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Andrew Hopper

Outpatient Mental Health Practitioner




Year Joined: 2024
Years of Experience: 2

Central College - BA

Upper Iowa University - MS

Areas of Experience
  • Addictions
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • College & Student Issues
  • Cultural Issues
  • DBT Skills
  • Depression
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • OCD
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Prayer
  • PTSD & Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use
  • Technology Addiction

More About Andrew Hopper

Clinical Interests:

I have a strong passion for working with adolescent and college age students that may be struggling in the educational environment or with anxiety related disorders. I am also interested in learning more about the use of play therapy with adolescents and its effectiveness. My other area of clinical interests is in the use of an eclectic style approach to counseling, and the impact of teaching fellow counseling professionals about ways to effectively implement it into counseling sessions. It is actually an area of study that I want to pursue for a doctoral degree as well.

Clinical Approach:

I work to try and create a warm and inviting atmosphere for my clients using a variety of interventions using a combination from an eclectic approach, all with a person-centered focus. I am very passionate about advocating for our young students and helping them with anything from anxiety and depression to helping them to reach their social and academic goals, while navigating relationships they develop with peers, teachers, and parents. Having taught a variety of classes as an educator, I saw the need for many students struggling to cope in an ever-changing world, and I look forward to being able to help them explore those issues. I also want to be able to help empower them to be able to take control of their own lives and learn about themselves as they look towards their futures.


When I’m not working, I love to spend my free time with my wife and our dog Hero. My wife and I love to take short adventures all around the United States, and we love going on hikes with our dog. We also love playing murder mystery games, and we are a huge puzzle family. I also love to spend my free time playing video games and geeking out to the latest tv shows and movies. One day, I think it would be fun to be on a reality show competition!

Clinic Contact Info

West Des Moines Clinic

7545 Ashworth Road, Suite 210
West Des Moines, IA 50266

(515) 644-8224