Mental Health Services 

Central Iowa Psychological Services (CIPS) offers mental health services and counseling for children age 2 and up, adults, couples, and families. The CIPS team offers evidence-based programs designed to meet the unique needs of our clients at the Story Medical Clinic in Nevada.

Our team provides these services:

  • Adult Counseling
  • Child & Adolescent Counseling
  • Medication Management

Counseling for Adults, Children and Adolescents

Provided by Emily Loynachan, LMSW

Over twenty-five percent of Americans experience mental health issues every year. Our highly experienced psychologists and therapists work with adults of all ages, gender, belief systems, and backgrounds. We value working with the whole person and the issues they bring for exploration. As a practice, we center our therapy on empathy and work closely with each client. We believe in conducting thorough face to face assessments with each person and working together with people, as a team, to determine the best course of treatment. Our approach to adult counseling is to help each person use their existing strengths, in addition to learning new skills, to grow and create their own meaning in their life. We offer a wide range of mental health services and can help identify a treatment plan that is right for you.

We partner with the psychologists and therapists at Central Iowa Psychological Services to provide highly specialized child and adolescent counseling. We believe in conducting thorough face-to-face assessments with each client and their family and working together with our clients to determine the best course of counseling specific to each person. Research consistently shows that early identification and treatment are imperative for addressing developmental concerns and promoting optimal development. In some cases, it is necessary to have a diagnosis to receive appropriate treatment. Our approach is to help children and families use their existing strengths, as well as learning new skills.

Medication Management

Provided by Daniel Bench, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Medication management serves an important role in mental healthcare. It can help those in crisis or manage long term conditions. While some clients can benefit from therapy alone, many need a combination of medication and therapy interventions. Taking medication to help with mental health issues is a common practice. In fact, one in six Americans takes medication as part of their mental health plan.

We partner with Central Iowa Psychological Services to support all aspects of client care, including prescribing and managing psychiatric and related symptom medications. Using best practices, current research, and drawing on the insights of leaders in the field, our providers develop individual treatment plans for our clients, and often prescribed in conjunction with therapy for best outcomes.