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…

Katie Blair, BS, MS Candidate

It was during my undergraduate studies in Psychology at Iowa State University that I first…

Angie Appelgate, MSW, LISW

I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Religion at Central College and my graduate…

Julie Roche, MA

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

Meg Garrison, MA, LMHC, NCC

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

Erik Oostenink, MA, LMHC

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

Elena Lamaak, MA, LMHC

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

Elizabeth Rohde, MA, LMHC

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