Older Adult Counseling

In office services include individual therapy, family therapy and consultations, couples therapy, driving assessments, cognitive memory and dementia assessments.

Issues we work with include:

  • Aging
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Death and dying
  • Caregiving
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Anxiety
  • Coping with change such as retirement or moving from one's home
  • Normal memory loss
  • Parenting grandchildren

Services are also available in many local area nursing homes and assisted living centers. Therapists specializing in services for older adults can meet you, your family, and your treatment team as well as anyone assisting with treatment decisions.

For more detailed information on Nursing Home Counseling click here


Many psychological assessments can also be conducted on location.

Therapists are also available for counseling services for nursing home and assisted living center staff and for inservice presentations for center staff and/or caregiver groups.

Therapists at Central Iowa Psychological Services who work with Older Adult Counseling include:

Dr. Ahrens and Dr. Leutzinger

Send us an email or give us a call at (515) 222-1999 (for West Des Moines) or (515) 233-1122 (for Ames).
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