Mission, Values, Services


Founded in 1972, the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center brings understanding, hope, and healing to people of all ages through counseling and education.


  • Non-sectarian
  • Mind-body-spirit approach
  • Trust, respect and compassion
  • High standards of professional care
  • Access for all through a sliding scale option

Key Services:

  • Counseling, including a specialized approach for children and adolescents
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychological testing and assessment
  • Clinical training
  • Spiritual direction, renewal programs
  • Clergy continuing education
  • Career coaching
  • Conflict transformation and strategic planning services for congregations, nonprofits and businesses

Populations served:

Children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, clergy, teachers, police officers, LGBTQ people, veterans, survivors of trauma, families of addicted loved ones, and anyone who needs quality counseling.