Mental Health Services

Children & Families of Iowa offers a complete range of out-patient mental health services to support individuals and families wishing to address mental health issues, improve parenting skills and gain perspective in order to reach their goals. Services are available in the Des Moines area, as well as in Ankeny, Fort Dodge and Osceola. Children & Families of Iowa Mental Health Services are provided by highly-trained, experienced mental health professionals.

Children & Families of Iowa accepts most insurance, Medicaid and private pay. For additional information, contact an Intake Specialist by calling (515) 697-7916.


Children & Families of Iowa’s Mental Health Services include:

Mental Health Therapy


Children & Families of Iowa have licensed therapists who provide interventions and individual care for adults, children, families and couples facing challenges. Psychiatric services are also available.

Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)


This family-oriented approach reduces the impact of early childhood trauma for children from birth to age five. Therapists also work with parents or caregivers to heal their own trauma, support healthy attachment and break the cycle of trauma being passed down from generation to generation.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)


This method of psychotherapy is designed to address mental health issues related to acute psychological distress, and is often used in conjunction with standard “talk” therapy. Therapists facilitate the directional movement of the eyes during the discussion of traumatic events, eventually creating a new association between disturbing memories and more positive emotions.

Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS)


This method provides support, direction and education in the client’s home or a community setting in which the client feels safe. BHIS are designed for children or adults experiencing social, behavioral or emotional problems with the primary goal of assisting these individuals and their families in learning age-appropriate skills to manage behavior and self-control issues, allowing them to function in the home setting and in society.

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Licensed Therapists

Des Moines Office

Gwen Babberl
Kristen Eekhoff
Rebecca Hoefer
Danah Hoffmeier
Ashley Mori
Pat Rogness
Cassie Russett
Brian Salz