Serving Central Iowa with offices in
West Des Moines, Ankeny, and Knoxville


About Us

Since 2008 Integrative Counseling Solutions Inc has been reaching out to schools and rural communities in Central Iowa to make mental health services more accessible.

We are an interdisciplinary team made up of Licensed Therapists, Social Workers, a Psychiatrist and a Psychiatric Nurse. Together we are able to provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to mental health treatment which includes; mental health assessment, counseling, referral, skill development, play therapy, parent child interaction therapy, sand tray therapy, psychiatric evaluation and medication management.

We serve children, teens, adults, couples and families at our Polk and Marion County offices, with 57 school locations throughout Central Iowa.

We offer mental health assessments and counseling for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families at our two locations: West Des Moines and Knoxville. Our Licensed therapists help with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, anger, abuse, learning disorders, ADD/ADHD, stress management, relationship issues, work issues and more.


ICS In the News

Substance abuse is a disease, not a moral failure. Join Dr. Bob Leonard from KNIA-KRLS talk with Cheryl Garland with Integrative Counseling Solutions and Bob Thacker with Central Iowa Psychological Services in this In Depth episode: Helping People with Substance Abuse. (11/17/22)

[Listen Here]



We can help with:

  • Parental Support
  • Anger Management
  • Social skills/peer relationships
  • Stress reduction
  • Conflict resolution
  • Managing feelings.
  • Kids/Teen behavioral issues
  • Stress, depression, anxiety
  • Improving quality of life
  • Family counseling
  • Coping with serious injury/illness
  • Grief and loss

We accept the following insurance:

  • Aetna/Meritain
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield (all commercial plans from all states)
  • CICS/CROSS (all Iowa-based MHDS funding sites with which our practices have a contract)
  • Cigna
  • EAP plans
  • Health Partners/HP Unity Point
  • Iowa Medicaid/Wellpoint/Iowa Total Care/Molina (plus any future Medicaid MCOs with which Iowa contracts)
  • Medicare
  • Private/Self-pay
  • Tricare/CHAMPVA
  • UHC/UMR/Surest (plus any other plan that uses UHC provider networks)