School-Based Therapy

                                                            CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 UPDATE:  TELEHEALTH SESSIONS BEGINNING 3/23/20

LifeWorks is happy to still be able to provide mental and behavioral health services to families amidst the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place in our state. All of our providers, including school-based therapists, therapists in both Ankeny and Des Moines offices, BHIS workers and our nurse practitioner are providing Telehealth services. These can take place through video or audio options and are simple to set up.


New client services can be arranged by calling our LifeWorks office at 515- 255-8399. We recognize that this is a time of increased stress and worry for families. Please know that LifeWorks is here to support the mental health needs of all members of our community.

LifeWorks provides school-based therapy services in the Adel Community School District, Ankeny Community School District, Ballard Community School District, North Polk Schools, and at Moulton Elementary School in the Des Moines District. We partner closely with the school, family, and community to ensure positive outcomes for each student. Issues that might lead to a referral include anxiety, ADHD, behaviors at school or at home, blended families, divorce, death in the family, depression, major life changes, self-esteem, bullying, healthy relationships, self-harm, stress or other concerns.

For more information about school-based therapy, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Referrals can be made directly to school guidance counselors, school social workers, or through our main LifeWorks office number at    515-255-8399.