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Psychotherapist and Registed Yoga Instructor

"Life's too short to spend struggling with an eating disorder. Discover your best relationship with food, weight, and self esteem."

Anne Ducharme-Jones, LISW


A Bit About Therapy

Personalized Attention for All Your Needs

Work on your best relationship with food, weight, and body image while receiving coaching and guidance from a professional therapist with more than 25 years of experience treating eating disorders and disordered eating. Join me for sessions in my central Des Moines, Iowa office, or schedule a phone or telehealth session if you are too far away to come in person.  I provide individualized treatment plans and look forward to helping you discover how to move forward in your life.

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Services I Offer

Individual or Family Therapy

I offer a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental place to explore your relationship with food, body image, and other issues that may be sabotaging your self-confidence.  My expertise is in the treatment of eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorders, and ARFID, but I also work with individuals going through life changes including grief, relationship issues, as well as adjustment to many different changes.

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Individual Therapy

A Happier, Healthier You

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Phone Sessions and Office Visits

Quality Care


Personalized Treatment Plans

Here For You

My Qualifications


Licensed Therapist

From 1994-Present

I studied and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, and have been a Psychotherapist in private practice (Austin, Texas) for more than 25 years specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating. I've recently relocated to Des Moines, Iowa, and currently offer phone therapy and in office coaching sessions to individuals interested in developing their most positive relationship with food and weight. If you, or a loved one struggle to maintain a stable, healthy weight or consistent food behaviors and would like to work toward healthy intuitive eating, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yoga Instructor, RYT-500


As a Psychotherapist and Yoga Instructor, I love to bring together my professional knowledge with my heartfelt passion for Yoga to encourage positive balance in all areas of life, including food, body image, and a more compassionate relationship with self. Perhaps you already have a Yoga practice, or maybe you are curious about how to begin a healthy practice and integrate Yoga into your recovery. Let's practice living in our bodies, not our thoughts and fears; practice feeling from the inside out, rather than focus on external appearance; and learn what it is like to experience stillness, clarity, calm and focus.

Couples or Family Therapy


Are you struggling with a partner or child with an eating disorder or substance abuse and you aren't sure how to talk to them about your concerns? Couples and Family Therapy offer opportunities to learn new way to communicate more effectively about any of your concerns.

Want to learn more about my credentials? Contact me today or schedule a session to discuss your concerns and goals.

Contact Me

Des Moines, IA, USA

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