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Des Moines
515-237-5045  

 

Council Bluffs
712-328-3086

 


BOWEN FAMILY SYSTEMS 
BI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE 
SPONSORED BY CATHOLIC CHARITIES 
CENTER FOR LIFE COUNSELING

Toward Mature Relationships
in the Family and Workplace

by Daniel V. Papero, PhD, LCSW-C, LICSW of the Bowen Center

 

April 24, 2015

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Center for Life Counseling

Stress and anxiety are part of our day-to-day lives, but what do you do when things get to be “too much?”
 

Professional therapy is one way to work through life’s problems and therapists at Center for Life Counseling at Catholic Charities provide supportive relationships with a focus on managing anxiety in a positive way.

 

Our licensed, professional therapists work with clients of all faiths regarding a number of issues including depression, anxiety, stress, issues concerning relationships, child behavior problems, marital conflict, eating disorders, sexual abuse, separation and divorce issues, criminal behavior, addictions, physical handicaps, health problems and spiritual crisis.


Counseling is available for individuals, couples and families in downtown Des Moines, Ankeny, Waukee, Perry and Council Bluffs. Evening appointments are available.


Most insurances are accepted. The program also serves those without insurance through a sliding scale fee structure that is based on income and family size.


If you or someone you know is interested in talking with a therapist, contact Center for Life Counseling offices in Des Moines at 515-237-5045 or in Council Bluffs at 712-328-3086.

 

Meet our Therapists

 

Director, Debra Newman, LMFT (Des Moines Office) is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist with over 25 years experience providing therapy to individuals, children/adolescents, families, and couples. She holds a master’s degree in Counseling from Drake University.  Deb has extensive post graduate training in Bowen Family Systems Theory from the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington, D.C and specializes in dealing with family relationship issues, life transitions, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma and child/behavior issues.

 

Sharon Bandstra, L.I.S.W, (Des Moines Offices) has more than 30 years experience providing counseling in a clinical setting. Sharon has extensive training in Bowen Family Systems Theory from the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington, D.C. and was recently honored by the University of Iowa Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Work Students for her work with Master’s level interns for more than 20 years.

 

Krista Long, L.I.S.W.  (Des Moines Offices)  Krista Long is a licensed clinical social worker with fifteen years of experience in the practice of psychotherapy.  She has extensive post-graduate training in Bowen Family Systems Theory.  She specializes in the treatment of family and relationship issues, anxiety and depression.

 

Betty Mond, (Des Moines Offices) is a bilingual therapist and works primarily with the Hispanic population. Originally from Argentina, Mond has experience in private practice, the hospital setting, and a large portion of her work is with stress and grief experienced by immigrants.

 

 

Pat Curran, L.I.S.W, (Council Bluffs Offices) has been with Catholic Charities in the Council Bluffs office for almost 20 years. She has completed a certificate program through the Meninger Clinic on Marriage and Family Therapy and is a trained sex offender treatment provider.

 

 

Carolyn Shannon, L.I.S.W, (Council Bluffs Offices) has been with Catholic Charities for more than 10 years and is an Iowa Certified Domestic Abuse Advocate Level III and an Iowa Certified Sexual Abuse Counselor. Her post graduate work is in Bowen Family Systems Theory, Trauma and Addiction, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.