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Ariel DuPey

Outpatient Mental Health Professional




Year Joined: 2024
Years of Experience: 1

Grand View University - BA

Grand View University - MA

Areas of Experience
  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Chronic Pain & Medical Issues
  • Codependency
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • College & Student Issues
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Therapy
  • Fertility or Infertility
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Life Transitions
  • OCD
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Play Therapy
  • PTSD & Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Identity
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Work Issues

More About Ariel DuPey

Clinical Interests:

I specialize working with children and adolescents, I am deeply invested in supporting individuals during this critical phase of development. Adolescence is a time of immense growth, where young people are shaping their identities, autonomy, and values. My passion lies in advocating for and guiding them through this journey in a supportive, non-judgmental manner.

I have experience working with adolescents facing various challenges, including major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Recognizing the unique needs of each client, I tailor my approach to meet them where they are in their therapeutic journey.

Clinical Approach:

My therapeutic approach combines elements of person-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and motivational interviewing techniques. I firmly believe in the power of creating a safe, non-judgmental space where adolescents can freely explore their thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. Through a blend of talk therapy and play therapy techniques, I aim to empower clients to reflect on their lives and recognize their capacity for positive change.

My goal is to equip adolescents with practical skills, coping mechanisms, and increased self-confidence to navigate life’s challenges and cultivate a higher quality of life. By fostering a collaborative and supportive therapeutic relationship, I strive to guide clients towards greater self-awareness and resilience.


During my free time I enjoy staying active and connected with nature. Whether it’s biking, hiking, or running, I love spending time outside. As a devoted basketball enthusiast I am a die-hard fan of the Bulls. When I am at home with my husband and two cats, I love watching movies, reading, or painting.

Clinic Contact Info

Des Moines Clinic

600 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50312

(515) 255-8399