Our Team

Our professional staff includes clinicians who are trained in the fields of psychology, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, social work, alcohol and drug counseling, and dietitian nutrition. Our counselors also hold certifications in addictions counseling, nutrition, speaking, training, and coaching. The broad extent of our therapists' training and experience allows us to offer a wide range of services to our clients.

Our staff meets with individuals and groups, and holds classes and seminars, at our Ankeny and West Des Moines, Iowa, locations and online through telehealth. We are also available to bring our seminars and classes to your group or organization. We invite you to contact us for details or to schedule an event.

Donald Gilbert,
MS, PHD, LMHC, BCPC

I began my career as an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church. I was passionate about helping…

Christina Hill,
MA, LMFT

My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for individuals to heal…

Emilie Lelacheur,
MA, LMHC

To those struggling to integrate their faith in difficult situations such as…

Erik Oostenink,
MA, LMHC

After a stint majoring in business and accounting, I felt called to work in the counseling…

Julie Roche,
MA, LMHC

I believe wholeheartedly in the therapeutic process. Learning to trust in a loving God and…

Monica Wentworth,
MA, T-LMHC

As a therapist, I will walk alongside you through whatever challenges life has presented.  It is…

Meg Garrison,
MA, LMHC, NCC

Life brings many changes, transitions, loss and frustrations. Dealing with these issues can be…

Linda Wilcox,
RDN, LD

As a dietitian, I use a balanced approach to health and wellness, focusing on...

Jackie Olson Leech,
MS, LMHC

My heart is for those who struggle with depression, feelings of inadequacies, anxiousness, trauma...

Jordan Ottenbacher,
T-LMHC, LSC, LBSW

As a counselor, my desire is to provide compassion and discernment for every client. One of my…

Kelly Bazan, MA Education, MS, T-LMHC

It is my desire to meet you where you are: helping you to understand yourself better, resolve conflict...

Heather Dix,
LMHC, LPC

As your therapist, my goal would be to meet you where you’re at; free…

Bekah Riker,
MA, CMHC

My hope is to be an advocate, an encouragement, and a source of hope for anyone who walks...

Ryan McDonald,
MA, CMHC

 I believe no one should feel as though they are facing life’s challenges alone.  Through the many...

Jessica Pottorff,
MS, CADC
Intern/Reception

Jessica is passionate about working through codependency issues, guilt...

DeAnne Negley

It is my desire to walk with you as you pursue health, growth, hope, and healing, while also celebrating your successes along the way...

Mike Hain

My passion is to support people in their reality growth of awareness and acknowledgement, leading to changes in thinking and living...

Rick Muselman,
MS, LMHC

I was born and raised in Iowa during Iowa’s centennial year and graduated from Des Moines…

Elizabeth Rohde,
MA, LMHC

Sometimes life can feel particularly challenging. My goal as a therapist is to help you gain…

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