Our Team

Our professional staff includes clinicians who are trained in the fields of psychology, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, and social work. Our counselors also hold certifications in addictions counseling, 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. 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…

Matt Ness,
MA, LMHC, LMFT

Through counseling, my desire is to meet couples and individuals wherever they are at, and walk…

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…

Emilie Lelacheur,
MA, LMHC

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

Elizabeth Rohde,
MA, LMHC

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

Jordan Ottenbacher,
T-LMHC, LSC, LBSW

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

Monica Wentworth,
MA, T-LMHC

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

Elena Lamaak,
MA, LMHC

My name is Elena Lamaak, and I am an Art Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa…

Meg Garrison,
MA, LMHC, NCC

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

Heather Dix,
LMHC, LPC

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

Rick Muselman,
MS, LMHC

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

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Ryan McDonald

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

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Deb Gilbert,
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