Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center

Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center


Health Care/PsychologyEducation/PublicHuman Services/Counseling

About Us

The Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center is a nonprofit organization providing mental health services to more than 3,700 individuals in 2016 including children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. As a nonsectarian organization, the Center is not affiliated with a particular religious group and respects the values of all. Although best known for its 49 years of quality counseling, the Center is a multi-faceted organization providing a range of services through 27 clinicians including:
• Counseling, including specialized services for children and adolescents
• Psychiatry (medication management)
• Psychological testing and assessment
• Biofeedback and other holistic approaches
• Training for clinical professionals
• Community education including suicide prevention and intervention training
• Leadership and spiritual life programming
• Career Coaching
• Conflict transformation and strategic planning services for congregations, nonprofits and businesses

The Center serves more than 4,000 individuals annually (including up to 700 children and teens plus their families) through 30 licensed clinicians. Populations served include 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.


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Welcome to the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
Jim Hayes, D.Min., M.Div., executive director and spiritual director
The Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center complies with the Iowa Principals and Practices of Charitable Excellence

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Jim Hayes