We put client's first and see ourselves as facilitators for your growth. We help you deal with emotional problems, relationship/family concerns, and several learning and behavioral issues with all ages. We use psychological testing and empirically-based counseling strategies along with our expert knowledge and experience in helping people change. We are located in Ames and Des Moines Iowa and have male as well as female therapists at each location. You can view our therapist's specialties and resume's on our web site at www.IowaCounseling.com.
We have therapists in 2 locations with specialties that include: Psychological Testing and counseling with Childen, Teens,Adults, and families as well as Elder Adults in or out of nursing homes. We do couple's work, individual therapy, and family and play therapy (for children).
We are a full service practice providing comprehensive care to all age groups and cultural backgrounds. We are composed of a highly talented group of therapists and psychologists that are dedicated to one thing - you!
Call or Email Central Iowa Psychological Services for a free phone consultation now - (515) 635-4156


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Year Graduated: 1996
  • License No. and State: 00842 Iowa


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $150
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • APS Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Alliance
  • Beech Street
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Corphealth
  • Coventry
  • Great-West
  • Guardian
  • Health Alliance Medical Plan
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid/Title XIX
  • Medicare
  • ValueOptions
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Central Iowa Psychological Services's Groups


This is a clinic to test and evaluate children, teens, and adults for ADHD, learning disorders, and other psychological issues where extensive psychological testing is provided as well as a summary of the evaluation for the parents. Supervised by Dr. Phillips.

More about this group


  • Child or Adolescent
  • ADHD
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)


  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Psychological Testing
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2014
Central Iowa Psychological Services, PhD, Psychologist in West Des Moines

Central Iowa Psychological Services

Psychologist, PhD