To Make an Appointment

Whatever your concern, the Center has compassionate and highly trained counselors to help bring healing and hope to every situation. Please call us today ~ (515) 274-4006.

People seek counseling for any number of reasons, including depression, anxiety, grief, anger, marital or family conflict, past or current abuse, chronic or terminal illness, parenting issues, or elder care concerns. Some individuals come to the Center to explore career issues, others to understand a disruption in their mind-body-spirit connections.

Parents bring their children to the Center to help their children cope with divorce or the death of a loved one, address difficulties at school, deal with behavioral or developmental disorders like ADHD or autism, deal with past trauma, and many other issues.

If you have concerns or questions in any of these areas, call for an appointment today ~ (515) 274-4006.

To make an appointment at the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center, call (515) 274-4006 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Explain to the receptionist that you would like to set up an appointment with a counselor. She will ask you several questions to determine how best to address your reasons for seeking professional counseling. The receptionist will also ask about the best time of day for you to come to the Center for counseling.

The receptionist will ask if you have health insurance that covers counseling. If you do not have insurance, she will explain our sliding scale structure for payment. The receptionist will then tell you the date and time of your first appointment and your counselor’s name, and she will give you directions to our office. The entire process usually takes about five minutes.

The Center is located at 8553 Urbandale Ave., in Urbandale. Please arrive fifteen minutes early for your first appointment to fill out paperwork. In the first session, you will tell the counselor what brings you to therapy at this time and what goals you may have for therapy. During the initial sessions, the counselor will want to gain an understanding of how the events of your life pertain to your current circumstances. Together, you and your counselor will develop a plan to address your needs.