• NEW CLASS: Introduction to Trauma Sensitive Practice, a 10-week class for counselors, psychologists, social workers, clergy, nurses and other mental health professionals. Fridays / September 4 – November 6, 2015. Read more here.
  • NEWSLETTER: We’re pleased to share our first e-connect newsletter. To receive the Center’s news and updates, please add your name to our mailing list.
  • BLOG: We are pleased to launch “Reflections,” the Center’s new blog. The first post is a letter from Executive Director Ellery Duke to his mother, on the occasion of her 100th birthday. Read more here. 

Welcome to the Center

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

Sometimes it helps to talk with a professional counselor. Our roster of highly credentialed clinical staff are here to help.

The Center is a nonprofit organization offering a full range of psychological therapy and services for children, teens and adults.

The word “pastoral” in our name refers to the traditional style of counseling that integrates therapy with a client’s principles, values and/or faith. The Center’s approach is holistic, integrating mind, body and spirit.

Although best known for providing professional counseling services, the Center is a multi-faceted organization providing a range of services including:

  • Therapeutic counseling, including specialized services for children.
  • Psychological testing and assessment.
  • Psychiatric consultation.
  • Clinical training.
  • Community education. Spiritual direction.
  • Congregational care. Clergy coaching.

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



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