OUR TEAM

About Us

We are dedicated to providing quality mental health counseling services to our clients

RICHARD

JOENS, LISW
Mental Health Therapist

 

Trauma, abuse survivors, LGBT issues, EMDR certified

 

I received my Master Degree In Social Work (MSW) from The University of Iowa.  I was licensed as an Independent Social Worker (LISW) in 1994 and practicing as such for 22 years.

CARRIE

PEITZMEIER, LISW, RD, LD
Mental Health Therapist

 

Eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse survivors

 

I received my Master Degree in Social Work (MSW) from The University of Iowa in 1996.  I have been licensed as an Independent Social Worker (LISW) since 1998. I worked on Iowa Lutheran Hospital's Eating Disorder Unit for 6 years before going into private practice in 2002.

KELLY

RENNICK O'BERRY, LISW
Mental Health Therapist
 
Pre-teen, adolescents, adults, depression, anxiety, attention deficit, learning disorders (dyslexia), Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
I received my Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) from Columbia University, School of Social Work, in New York City.  I worked for Broadlawns Medical Center on their Crisis Team and as a School Social Worker for Des Moines Public Schools.  I have extensive background and understanding of disability rights (IDEA 2004, IEP, FAPE, ADA, Section 504 Plan) in school and work settings.  I have been licensed and practicing in Iowa since 2005.

LINDA

REAM, ARNP, LISW
Psychiatric Nurse Practioner and
Mental Health Therapist

 

I received my Master Degree in Nursing from Allen College in May 2017 and am now accepting clients for psychiatric medication management.  I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Iowa in 1988 and have been a practicing mental health clinician for 30 years.

NATHAN

DeLANGE, MSW, LISW
Mental Health Therapist

 

Children, adolescents, young adults, adults, families, 

depression, anxiety, trauma

 

I received my Master Degree in Social Work (MSW) from The University of Iowa in 2004.  I worked at Broadlawns Medical Center on their Crisis Team for 7 years and for Des Moines Police Department's Mobile Crisis Unit for 2 years.  I have been in private practice since 2013.

THOMAS (TJ)

SUNDERMAN, LMHC
Mental Health Therapist

 

Anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, couples therapy,
EMDR trained, trained in the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model

 

I received my Master of Arts Degree (MA) in Mental Health and Marriage and Family Counseling from Gordon-Conwell in South Hamilton, MA.  I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and have been practicing in Des Moines since 2008.  

CATHERINE (CARNEY)

DERKSEN, LISW
Mental Health Therapist
 
Chronic and unresolved pain issues, caregiver support to adults and children with disabilities and dementia, anxiety, depression, recent single-event and complex trauma, life transition issues, EMDR trained, certified and licensed RN
I received my Master Degree in Social Work from The University of Iowa in 2007. My recent experience includes indiviual therapy, crisis intervention, home care, individual and family support for families with disabilities, EMDR for pain and trauma.  I have practiced as a Social Worker in Iowa since 2007.

SARAH

PRICE, LISW
Mental Health Therapist

Anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse survivors, grief
and loss, relationships

 

I received my Master Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, IA.  I have been practicing as an individual therapist for 7 years.

ERIN

SUCHY-JOHNSON, LISW
Mental Health Therapist

Adults and 16+ adolescents, anxiety, depression, grief, relationships, caregiver support, stress

I received my Master Degree in Social Work (MSW) from St. Ambrose University.  I worked at Unity Point for 7 years in hospital, home care, and clinical social work.  I have experience from Veteran's Affairs in their homeless and caregiver support programs.  I have been practicing as a social worker in Iowa since 2011.    

KEVIN

WEST, MSW, LISW
Mental Health Therapist

Children 10 years old through adults with a focus in the areas of anxiety, anger control, parenting, ADHD, relationships and depression 

I received my Master Degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Iowa.  I have taught at Simpson College and Mercy College of Health Sciences.  I have been working in the field of mental health in a variety of settings including private practice, inpatient treatment and public schools for over 20 years.      

SHAWN

BEIRMAN, MSW, LISW
Mental Health Therapist

Pre-teen, adolescent, adults, families, couples, divorce mediations, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Accept Commitment Therapy (ACT)

I received my Master Degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Iowa in 1998.  I have worked as a lead therapist at both Broadlawns Medical Center (FOCUS) and Eyerly-Ball (PACT).  Over the past 20 years, I have provided therapy and educational trainings at schools and PTA events.

CATHY

COCKAYNE
Office Manager
I have been working in mental health hospitals, clinics and offices since 1991.

 

LORI

WILBER
Receptionist

Neptune Building

Three Fountains

4401 Westown Pkwy

Suite 280

West Des Moines, IA

                       50266

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