Children, Adolescents, Adults
Individual and Family Therapy
Wellmark BCBS, Tricare, Health Partners, Midlands Choice,
6600 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Licensed Independent Social Worker
Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) - Washington University
Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology - Simpson College
I have over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and families. I have previously worked in outpatient mental health, community mental health and residential treatment.
ADHD, Adjustment Issues, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Concerns, Depression, Family Issues, Life Transition Issues, Peer Relationships, Stress Management, Teenage Issues
My primary therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I strongly believe in working with clients to develop trust and empowering them to address difficult subjects. I work to assist clients with identifying their strengths and how to best utilize those strengths to develop coping strategies. I believe in working not only with my clients but also collaborating with other important figures in their lives, including family members when appropriate. I believe therapy goals are more likely reached when everyone works together for the benefit of the client. I recognize that each client is unique and we will work together to identify the best treatment plan for each client.
**Please save any clinical questions for our appointments together. Please schedule medication appointments in advance every 3 months through the 515 Therapy web portal (you will need a user name and password) or by calling (515) 402.4380. If you have a medication question, please messages us through the online portal or call nurse Brynn at (515) 402.4380. You may leave a confidential message on her desk phone, and she will make every attempt to return your call within 24 hours. Urgent situations need to be directed to the emergency room or by dialing 911. If you need a medication refill, please contact your pharmacy.