Dr. Steven Ziebell, ED. D., LISW

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

Office Hours:

Tuesday 9am-5pm
Wednesday 9am-5pm
Thursday 9am-5pm

*Subject to availability*

Call for an appointment: (515) 727-1338 

Office Location: Johnston

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

Specialties: Marital affair recovery, couples’ counseling, anger-driven problems, grief work, trauma resolution, PTSD, family re-integration and assisting people with the journey of forgiveness.

Telehealth: Telehealth Room Link


Steven Ziebell is a Licensed Independent Social Worker providing services since 1975. Dr. Ziebell has clinical strengths in working with people to strengthen and restore relationships. 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.  Assisting others to achieve life goals and to understand their identity are his primary ambitions.

Steve’s areas of particular clinical interest include:

  • Marital affair recovery and healing
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Spiritual identity
  • Behavioral concerns
  • Depression
  • Family conflict
  • Grief and loss
  • Marriage/Couples counseling
  • Anger Management
  • Trauma

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 47 years and has two married sons and three grandchildren.

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, Clinical Diplomate
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists-Clinical Fellow