School-Based Therapy

Convenient, School-Based Therapy

LifeWorks provides local school-based therapy services in the Ankeny Community School District and Ballard Community School District. We partner closely with the school, family, and community to ensure positive outcomes for your 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, unhealthy relationships, self-harm, stress or other concerns.

Kids walking home after school therapy session

Benefits of School-Based Therapy

  • Promotes improved psycho-social health and school success in students
  • Removes barriers such as transportation and scheduling difficulties, providing greater accessibility for your child to receive counseling.
  • Allows for students to work with therapists in the environment they often struggle the most; school
  • Leads to increased communication between the family and school
  • Greater access to academic and social support for your child

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

New client services can be arranged by calling our LifeWorks office at 515- 255-8399. Please know that LifeWorks is here to support the mental health needs of all members of our community.

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

We Can Help With

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues at Home or School
  • Blended Families
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Decision Making
  • Divorce
  • Grief / Loss
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Major Life Changes
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma