Media Release: Women Helping Women event raises $210,000 to provide mental health services for women and girls in need

2019 Women Helping Women Speaker Gina Skinner-Thebo and Honoree Susan Voss. Click image for full release and photos.

Pastoral Care Specialist Program – Register Now

Click image to learn more.

September 12, 2019 – June 10, 2021

This two-year course is designed for clergy, parish nurses, Stephen ministers, chaplains and others involved in pastoral care ministries. Meeting monthly, participants learn about areas critical to effective pastoral care, and receive support, encouragement and consultation on their work. Read more and register here:  dmpcc.org/pastoralcarespecialist


Suicide intervention training opportunity: ASIST™ – June 21-22

8:30am – 4:30pm both days
For anyone over age 16

You can save a life. Suicide is a serious public health problem that affects people of all ages. You can help prevent suicide in our community by knowing the facts, warning signs and where to get help. To address this crisis, the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center is providing an intervention training for individuals in a variety of roles to learn to recognize the signs of risk and the techniques to help those contemplating suicide. The Center is pleased to offer Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training™ (ASIST™). Read more and register here…


Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group

Every 3rd Tuesday of every month / 7:00-8:30PM
No need to register.  No cost.
A support group for survivors of suicide loss, no matter how long ago your loss occurred. This is offered at no cost with thanks to community support.


How to Schedule an Appointment

47 years of hope and healing — and more in our April newsletter

Click image to launch April newsletter

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction – MBSR™

Although stress is at the cause of many physical illnesses and psychological disorders, it is not often diagnosed or treated at the root level. There are very few resources that effectively treat stress as a condition. MBSR™ is an 8-week intensive course, backed by 38 years of research, proven to reduce the symptoms of stress and anxiety. Utilizing curriculum developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD at UMASS Center for Mindfulness, this non-clinical (i.e. not group therapy) course is designed to teach mind-body awareness, recognize and put to use our inner psychological resources to respond to toxic stress, increase stress hardiness, focus, creativity, regulate emotions, and allow a greater sense of self-care and well-being.  Read more and register here…


Career Opportunity: Full-time Adult Therapist

Click image to learn more


like us on facebook