About Nystrom

If you are a patient of LifeWorks, we are honored & humbled to serve you and the communities of Ankeny and Des Moines Iowa. LifeWorks will continue to operate much the same way it has always been and you will experience very few if any changes. Below are some questions & answers about how this change will affect you.

Q. How will this affect my care at LifeWorks?
A. Providing quality care for our clients is our utmost priority and will continue uninterrupted at LifeWorks. Your care will be with the same providers and at the same locations and hours of operation.

Q. Will this change how I schedule my appointments?
A. No, you will continue to schedule by calling into the office or by clicking here to request an appointment.

Q. Will I still be able to continue to have telehealth visits?
A. Yes! We will continue to provide visits via telehealth for the foreseeable future with the same format as you’ve previously used.

Q. Will my insurance still be accepted?
A. Yes, if your insurance was in-network prior to the partnership it will remain so.

Q. Will billing change?
A. Not at this time. You may make a payment by calling into our office or online by following the instructions on your statement.

About Nystrom & Associates

We’re a group of professional care providers from the fields of psychiatry, psychology, marriage and family therapy, clinical social work, addiction treatment, and nursing who are committed to helping individuals and families that are experiencing personal, emotional, marital, or psychological challenges. We are all about helping!

We operate on the premise that truly effective living involves a balanced integration of all aspects of our lives including emotional, relational, cognitive, physical, and spiritual. When one experiences difficulty in one of these areas confidential and sensitive mental health care can assist in the healing process.

Nystrom & Associates was founded in 1991 to provide quality care to those in need. We live by the mantra that quality, access, and convenience are the three pillars to a successful outcome for you.


Our employees are passionate about serving others and have a strong desire to work in the behavioral health and addiction treatment fields. We regularly review cases in a multidisciplinary team setting to ensure diagnostic and treatment planning accuracy. This helps ensure that we give you the best possible care. We also hold regular educational trainings to help ensure our providers stay on the cutting edge of their respective areas of treatment.

In Minnesota we meet the highly rigorous requirements of quality set by the State of Minnesota as a licensed Rule 29 and Statute 245-G mental health counseling and substance use disorder services organization.


We’re in network with most insurance companies. We have a scheduling team who will work with you to ensure we match you with a provider who will help you through your area(s) of concern/struggle.


Every community deserves to have a high quality behavioral health care provider. That’s why we’re continuously adding new clinics to better reach those in need of our services. You can click HERE to see all of our clinic locations.

In January 2022, Nystrom completed a partnership acquisition of LifeWorks. By partnering with LifeWorks, we now have the opportunity to continue helping more people as we grow throughout the state of Iowa. The LifeWorks team is comprised of highly regarded professionals from the behavioral health field and we couldn’t be more proud to partner with them!

The clinical staff in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin are licensed professionals and/or have advanced graduate training in the mental health and/or substance use disorder field. Each provider is experienced and is committed to high standards of professional practice.


We accept most insurances. Our office staff will verify insurance benefits before a client’s first visit.

A reduced rate for uninsured private pay patients is available.

Nobody will be denied access to services due to inability to pay. There is a discounted/sliding fee schedule available based on family size and income.

Hours and Availability:

We offer services Monday through Saturday, as well as evening hours Monday through Thursday at most clinic locations.