The Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center is seeking an executive director 


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Ellery Duke, Ph.D., licensed psychologist and executive director for nearly 40 years, has announced his retirement

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View our new three-minute video about the Center’s clinical services

View our 2015 annual report 

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Thank you! Watch for pictures of the 18th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon.


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Walk with Mark for counseling assistance

Mark Minear, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist at the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center, walked across Iowa Hwy 30, from river to river, in April and May 2016 to raise awareness and funds for mental health counseling assistance for men and boys. Why? Because men and boys are less likely to seek counseling, and more likely to complete suicide. Mark wants to change that. Read his incredible blog — his posts are part philosophical, part personal, part historical, part travel log: www.dmpcc.org/WalkwithMark.


How to make a counseling or psychiatry appointment

Dr. Kelli Hill, Ph.D., (center) child psychologist and Director of Clinical Service at Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center, is one of 26 masters or doctorate-prepared counselors on staff. The Center’s psychiatry team, Dr. Geoffrey Hills, D.O., (right) and a psychiatric physician assistant, Susan Koehler, PA-C, (left) offers a full range of psychiatric care and consultation.

To make a counseling or psychiatry appointment, call 515-274-4006 or email info@dmpcc.org.

Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center is a nonprofit organization providing mental health services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. The Center’s approach is holistic, integrating mind, body and spirit for healing.

Although best known for its 43 years of quality, professional mental health therapy, the Center is a multi-faceted organization providing a range of services:

      • Counseling, including specialized services for children and adolescents
      • Psychological testing and assessment
      • Psychiatric consultation and care
      • Training for clinical professionals
      • Spiritual direction and community education
      • Leadership development for faith communities
      • Conflict transformation services for congregations, nonprofits and businesses

As a nonsectarian organization, the Center is not affiliated with or restricted to a particular religious group.

A sliding payment scale is available for those without insurance. We gratefully accept donations to support our counseling assistance fund.



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