Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

The Center for Interpersonal Effectiveness (CIE) is an association of independent mental health practitioners who provide assessment and psychotherapy services to child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations. We currently seek a competent and independent Iowa licensed mental health clinician (LISW/LMHC/PH.D./PSY.D) to join our busy, well-established affiliate group practice. Both full and part-time opportunities are now being considered. We have a satellite office in Newton with our primary office located in the fast-growing community of Ankeny. Play therapy and testing rooms available. Most of the current clinicians operate their practices in a hybrid model to offer clients both office and telehealth formats. Our office building is professional and support staff are dedicated to the success of each clinician’s private practice. We have a growing referral base for child and adolescent services as well as couples/marital counseling.

Therefore, preference will be given to applicants with clinical interest in those areas. However, we will consider any interested licensed applicant who is eligible on multiple insurance panels.

Both full and part-time therapists retain 70% of collected revenue. Reasonable projected annual income for full time practice is $85,000 to $100,000 per year with higher income levels possible based on therapists desired schedule.

If the opportunity to establish your own private practice among an exceptional group of independent mental health professionals and excellent support staff is of interest to you, send a letter of interest and vitae to: R. James Thorpe, Psy.D. Center for Interpersonal Effectiveness, 2525 N. Ankeny Blvd. Suite 113 Ankeny, IA 50023 / 515-289-9136 (P) 515-289-9139 (FX) Please visit our website at for more information about CIE.


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