Dr. Steven Ziebell, ED. D., LISW

Insurance Accepted:
Wellmark BlueCross/BlueShield, United Healthcare/UBH/UMR/Golden Rule
NOT a Medicaid/Medicare Provider

Office Hours:
Monday 9am-5pm
Tuesday 9am-5pm
Wednesday 9am-5pm
Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-3pm

Call for an appointment: (515) 727-1338 

Office Location: Johnston

Education: Doctorate Degree in Education-Clinical Emphasis; Master’s Degree in Social Work, B.A. in Social Work

Specialties: Adolescents, parenting strategies, couples’ counseling, anger-driven problems, grief work, trauma resolution, PTSD and related concerns, the continuum of emotional/behavioral issues, and assisting people with the journey of forgiveness.


Steven Ziebell is a Licensed Independent Social Worker who serves children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Ziebell has clinical strengths in dealing with school based issues and performance, and in working with couples to strengthen and restore relationships which are vital in their effect on the family as a whole. Clients who request spiritually based interventions and Christian counseling are also well served by Steve.  Dr. Ziebell practices using cognitive behavioral therapy that promotes insight, healing, and reconciliations of relationships.

Steve’s areas of particular clinical interest include:

  • Adolescent issues
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Behavioral concerns
  • Depression
  • Family conflict
  • Grief and loss
  • Marriage/Couples counseling
  • Parenting skills

Dr. Ziebell has served the Des Moines community in a variety of capacities throughout his career, including as a consultant to mental health facilities and as a clinical provider in outpatient clinics, residential treatment centers and hospitals. He has taught social work and counseling courses at the University of Iowa School of Social Work and at Drake University and has served on advising boards for spiritual organizations in the community. Steve is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Academy of Certified Social Workers, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Steve accepts most all major insurance plans. He has been married for 40 years and has two married sons.

Therapist’s Statement

I revel in all things connected to summer-flip-flops, ocean beaches, and especially fishing.  My passion is to catch the next monster game fish, but I will settle for anything that bites!  I love God, my family and friends, Iowa, and teaming with those who courageously pursue change to enhance their lives, that of their loved ones, and the Kingdom of God. May the Lord richly bless you!


  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Academy of Certified Social Workers
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists-Clinical Member