Crystal Wilhite Hemesath received a doctoral degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Iowa State University and a master's degree, specializing in marriage and family therapy, from Kansas State University. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over two decades of clinical experience treating couples, individuals, and families. Crystal is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. She owns a private practice in greater Des Moines, Iowa, where she resides with her husband and three children.
Bachelor's of Science, Iowa State University, 1995
Doctorate, Iowa State University, 2016
Master's of Science, Kansas State University, 1997
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My love and expertise resides in the trenches with clients - individual, couple and family, adolescent through adult.  
Personal Interests
I enjoy the outdoors and nature.  My favorite getaway is the ocean - where I find renewed peace and balance.  That being said, my roots are in Iowa and I am proud to call it home.  "Iowa nice" is a wonderful thing!  Beyond my rewarding career in mental health, I am grateful for the opportunity to be a mom to my three wonderful children.