The First Step Toward a Better Life

Visit with a therapist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-based therapy, play therapy, or traditional talk therapy in-person or online. Our mental health counselors and therapists work with children, teens, individuals, and families every day to build skills, improve quality of life, begin the process of healing, and achieve successes that once seemed out of reach. 


How can Therapy help you?

Counselors and therapists at YESS are trained to provide a wide variety of mental health services and support. The list below provides an overview of our services, but you don’t need to navigate these services on your own. We work in partnership with clients to determine the best care possible for their specific situation and needs.

Individual counselingIndividual counseling with a trusted therapist can start the healing process, help clients overcome challenges in their lives, and develop skills to experience healthy emotions and behaviors. 

Family and group counseling – By bringing together the parent and child, or even several family members, this process allows whole families to work through challenges, address specific concerns, and provide healing.

Expressive arts therapy – When talking about a problem is too difficult or doesn’t seem to help, children can participate in art therapy, play therapy, and other expressive therapy options that support their mental health and emotional well-being.

Assessments – Formal and informal assessments can be used to clarify what resources a child needs, recognize their unique strengths, and identify their overall level of functioning. This information is used to develop an individualized treatment plan that will best help a child succeed.

Specialized therapeutic support – Hope Hall clinicians are trained in a variety of specialized therapy techniques including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). 


Who can Benefit from Specialized Therapy?

Children, teenagers, adults, and families throughout the greater Des Moines area are welcome at Hope Hall. Our counselors are experts at working with a variety of issues and family challenges, and specialize in helping those who have survived traumatic experiences. Whether you need help with the common challenges we all face or more complex situations, YESS helps kids and families find hope for a brighter tomorrow. Common struggles that our clients face include:

  • Abuse (physical, emotional, and neglect) 
  • Developmental disorders 
  • Adjustment concerns and disorders
  • Divorce and other family turbulence
  •  Anger and aggression
  • Eating disorders (anorexia & bulimia)
  •  Anxiety 
  • Self-harm or cutting
  •  Autism spectrum  disorders
  • Low self-esteem 
  •  Bullying and problems with peers
  • School problems or truancy
  •  Behavior problems or “acting out”
  • Sensory disorders
  •  Depression or thoughts of suicide
  • Various other diagnoses including ADHD, bipolar disorder, and many more

Learn More

Caring team members are available to answer any questions you have about specialized therapy and Hope Hall mental health services. Call 515-557-2256 to speak directly with Hope Hall staff.


Get to know the Hope Hall Team at YESS