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Welcome to Central Iowa Psychological Services

We offer comprehensive substance abuse services, psychological assessments and counseling for children (as young as age 2), adolescents, adults, elder adults, couples, and families.

We know that “the great need of the human heart is to feel listened to and understood, by self and others.” Our counseling services address these needs…fostering spiritual, physical, and mental wellness.

Central Iowa Psychological Services (CIPS) has gathered a unique group of psychologists, mental health counselors, marital and family therapists, and social workers in Ames, Ankeny and West Des Moines, Iowa with a broad background of education and experience to assist clients in working with behavioral, spiritual, and psychological issues.

Our staff and counselors at CIPS are friendly and sincere…welcoming clients to an environment that is accepting, safe, and gentle. Clients of all ages, from all arenas of life, will find a variety of creative services to help develop compassionate solutions for everyday, real-life problems. Comprehensive substance abuse services are now available.

You can take a closer look here at the services we offer in our Ames, Ankeny and West Des Moines offices. You can also find information about each of our counselors in our Ames office here, our Ankeny office here and our West Des Moines office here. You can look for answers to many common questions on the FAQ page here.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment, speak with us, or send us an email you can do so here or call us toll-free at 888-277-9246.


Covid-19 Statement
At Central Iowa Psychological Services, the safety of our clients and staff is our highest priority. In an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and to maximize the safety of our patients and staff, effective Monday, March 23rd, all patients who are currently undergoing treatment with one of our providers will be offered the option to conduct their scheduled counseling or individual/group therapy appointments utilizing telehealth (online video conferencing) or telephone calls from clinicians.
Please call our front office with any questions:
Ames: (515) 233-1122
Ankeny: (515) 348-8258
West Des Moines: (515) 222-1999

Race Equality Position Statement
“Let me hold the door for you. I may have never walked in your shoes, but I can see your soles are worn, your strength is torn under the weight of a story I have never lived before. Let me hold the door for you. After all you’ve walked through, It’s the least I can do” – Morgan Harper Nichols

Read full statement here.

Central Iowa Psychological Services Patient Portal
We are excited to announce the launch of the CIPS Patient Portal. The patient portal is a web-based service that allows secure communication between clients and staff.
Through the portal, Clients can:
• Complete New Client Intake and Insurance Forms
• View Office Locations and Staff Contact Information
• Update Contact Information
• Receive Appointment Reminders or Secure Messages from your Provider

To register for an online Patient Portal account, please contact our front desk office staff.
Ames: (515) 233-1122
Ankeny: (515) 348-8258
West Des Moines: (515) 222-1999

Already have an account? Click here to access the Patient Portal.

New Client Appointments
We are currently accepting new clients. All intake paperwork and insurance information will be required prior to your first appointment. New Client forms can be completed via our online patient portal. Please contact our front desk staff to register for a Patient Portal account and schedule your appointment.


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