The highly skilled, sensitive and respectful clinicians at the Center for Interpersonal Effectiveness provide the following services to individuals in the greater Des Moines area with offices located in Ankeny and Newton:
  • Telehealth Services
  • Individual therapy for adults, adolescents and children
  • Play Therapy
  • Parent Child Interactive Therapy – PCIT
  • Marriage and Couples Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Substance Abuse Evaluations – Ankeny and Newton
  • OWI Evaluations
  • Referral for Psychiatric Care
  • Professional Consultation
  • Children in the Middle Class (Ankeny and Newton)
Some of the most common reasons individual seek our services include:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Alcohol problems
  • Anger management
  • Life transitions
  • Job stress
  • Marital problems
  • Separation/divorce issues and relationship problems
  • Bereavement, grief and loss
  • Chronic pain
  • Domestic Violence
  • Self-esteem problems
  • Childhood and adolescent emotional and behavioral issues
FOR AFTER HOUR EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL 911 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Foundation 2 Crisis Hotline: 1-800-332-4224


2525 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Ste. 113
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

(515) 289-9136


501 W. 3rd St. N.
Ste. A5
Newton, Iowa 50208

(641) 791-9425

Our Values and Principles

Our work is guided by several important values and principles that we feel contribute to the strong, trusting and respectful connections our clients form with our therapists.


  • Individual Counseling
  • Marriage Or Couples Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Parent Child Interactive Therapy - PCIT
  • Substance Abuse Evaluations
  • Play Therapy
  • OWI Evaluations
  • Children in the Middle Class