Central Iowa Psychological Services offers mental health services and counseling for children age 2 and up, adults, couples, and families. We offer evidence-based programs designed to meet the unique needs of our clients.
We believe in conducting thorough face-to-face assessments with each client and their family and working together with our clients to determine the best course of counseling, specific to each person. Our approach is to help children and families use their existing strengths, in addition to learning new skills.
Couples and families can hurt for many different reasons. Counseling is a safe place to learn how to get your needs met and learn to meet the needs of others. We use a variety of methods to help couples improve their communication skills, increase their emotional bond, and rediscover one another.
We treat clients as a whole person: body, mind, and spirit. Our goal is to help our clients feel empowered to handle previously overwhelming problems or difficulties by providing them the tools necessary to grow in a nurturing environment.
We understand that addictions affect more than just the individual, and our clinicians are prepared to assist in the recovery of both the client and his or her family. Our approach to treatment is collaborative, and we welcome client participation in 12 step programs and other community-based resources that provide support.
The safety of our clients and staff is our highest priority. In addition to in-office appointments, we offer individual and group therapy through telehealth services. Online and secure video conferencing or private phone calls ensure our clients always have access to mental health services.
Our trained psychologists use tests and other assessment tools to measure and observe a client’s behavior to arrive at a diagnosis and guide treatment. The results of the tests will help inform develop a treatment plan. Evaluations can help identify a learning disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and more.
The 12-Hour OWI Program is required by the Iowa Department of Transportation for anyone with an impaired driving offense. This program is based on research and provides information and support to assist people in exploring new beliefs and changing behaviors.
Managing psychiatric disorders sometimes requires a multi-faceted approach for successful treatment. Our on-site nurse practitioners can prescribe medication to help those living with ADHD, anxiety, or depression. Medication management along with ongoing counseling services is important in the treatment process.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy is a medication-alternative treatment for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). With a proven track record for remission for people living with depression, TMS Therapy may be a viable treatment option for you if other depression medications aren't providing adequate results.
Another medication alternative treatment we provide for adults struggling with Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD) or Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is Spravato (Esketamine) nasal spray. Generally this treatment works best in conjuction with your current antidepressant – our team can help decide if it's the right fit for your care.