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…

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…

Meg Garrison,
MA, LMHC, NCC

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

Jackie Olson Leech,
MS, LMHC

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

Linda Wilcox,
RDN, LD

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

DeAnne Negley
MA, T-LMHC, NCC

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

Jessica Pottorff,
MS, CADC
Intern/Reception

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

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...

Bekah Riker,
MA, CMHC, T-LMHC

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

Elena Lamaak
MA, ATR, LMHC

Life can be really messy and beautiful — just like the art process! As an art therapist, I believe...

Stephanie Blanchard,
MA, LMHC

Healing takes place in the context of relationships. This belief, coupled with my faith…

Jordan Ottenbacher,
MS, T-LMHC

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

Mike Hain
MA, T-LMHC

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

Heather Dix,
LMHC, LPC

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

Alyssa Elgersma
Intern

My name is Alyssa Elgersma and I am currently working towards a Clinical Mental Health degree at Adams State University. I chose to...

Brooklynn McKinney
Intern

The journey of life is often not a straight path but one of many unexpected twists...

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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Reception

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Reception

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Bookkeeping

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Answering Service