Paula McManus


Child, Adolescent, Adult

(ages 4-50)​

  • Medication Management

Insurance Accepted




Mon, Tues, Wed

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (ARNP, BC)

BSN - University of Iowa

Master's Degree, Counseling - Drake University

Board Certified- Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing


My experience in nursing is extensive, including clinical work in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have also worked in management/administrative roles at Lutheran and Mercy hospitals. I have worked in the psychiatric field since 1978. In the past several years, I have worked in private practices, joining 515 Therapy and Consulting in July 2016. I primarily work with children, adolescents and young adults. I enjoy working with clients of all ages, although I am not a specialist in the geriatric field.


Medication Management, Supportive Psychotherapy, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD and other childhood disorders.


I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and am board certified in both Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. I have also earned the Master Psychopharmacologist designation through the Neuroscience Education Institute. I am experienced in providing medication management, as well as supportive psychotherapy in the treatment of psychiatric disorders, including Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD and other childhood disorders. I enjoy working with therapists in providing comprehensive, individualized care. I strive to be accessible and responsive to the clients/families that I treat.

**Please save any clinical questions for our appointments together. Email is reserved for scheduling purposes, only.  Please schedule medication appointments in advance every 3 months through the 515 Therapy & Consulting website (you will need a user name and password) or by calling (515) 402.4395. If you have a medication question, please leave a confidential message on my desk phone at (515) 402-4399, and I will make every attempt to return your call within 48 hours. If you have pressing questions, that cannot wait until the next business day, please contact me by dialing (515) 402-4399 and then press “0”. I cannot guarantee 24-hour availability, but will return your call as soon as possible. Urgent situations need to be directed to the emergency room or by dialing 911. If you need a medication refill, please contact your pharmacy.

West Des Moines

6600 Westown Pkwy., Suite 240

West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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2327 70th St.

Rocklyn Office Park, Bldg. 4

Urbandale, Iowa 50322​

Please Note: Although every effort is made to protect confidentiality, it is not recommended that personal health information be delivered via un-encrypted e-mail or an online form, as it is not a secure form of communication. Please be aware that 515 Therapy & Consulting does not provide emergency services. In case of emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.