Mental Health Services

Central Iowa Psychological Services (CIPS)

Central Iowa Psychological Services 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.


The CIPS team believes in conducting thorough face-to-face assessments with each client and their family and working together with clients to determine the best course of counseling, specific to each person. Their approach is to help children and families use their existing strengths, in addition to learning new skills.


Couples and families can hurt for many different reasons. Counseling is a safe place to learn how to get your needs met and learn to meet the needs of others. The CIPS team uses a variety of methods to help couples improve communication skills, increase emotional bonds, and help them rediscover one another.


The CIPS team treats clients as a whole person: body, mind, and spirit. Their goal is to help clients feel empowered to handle previously overwhelming problems or difficulties by providing them the tools necessary to grow in a nurturing environment.


The CIPS team understands that addictions affect more than just the individual, and is prepared to assist in the recovery of both the client and his or her family. Their approach to treatment is collaborative, and they welcome client participation in 12 step programs and other community-based resources that provide support.


The safety of clients and staff is CIPS' highest priority. In addition to in-office appointments, individual and group therapy is offered through telehealth services. Online and secure video conferencing or private phone calls ensure our clients always have access to mental health services.


CIPS trained psychologists use tests and other assessment tools to measure and observe a client’s behavior to arrive at a diagnosis and guide treatment. The results of the tests will help inform develop a treatment plan. Evaluations can help identify a learning disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and more.