Outpatient Therapy

Individual Therapy

WellSource’s staff of competent and compassionate clinicians provide individualized, effective, and trauma-informed therapy for a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationships, addiction, and multi-occurring diagnoses across the lifespan. In addition to providing validation and support, individual therapy goals can consist of any combination of the following:

  • learning about your symptoms and diagnosis
  • better understanding how your past experiences have impacted you
  • identifying and changing patterns in your moods and behavior
  • developing new ways of coping with anxiety and difficult emotions
  • improving interpersonal relationships
If you are interested in meeting with a therapist, please call WellSource at (641) 424-2075 to schedule an initial mental health assessment. During this assessment, a clinician will spend time getting to know you, understanding your difficulties, gathering information about your history, and determining how WellSource can best meet your needs. The clinician will then make recommendations for a treatment plan and help you schedule future appointments with the appropriate WellSource staff members. You will also be asked to sign necessary releases of information for other providers or pertinent individuals and given referrals to community agencies/services, if appropriate.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a skills-based, cognitive-behavioral approach emphasizing psychosocial theory to help individuals learn to “walk the middle path.” It incorporates skills of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. WellSource offers weekly groups for adults and adolescents, and the philosophy and skills presented in DBT also influence our individual therapy services. More information about Dialectical Behavior Therapy can be found at http://behavioraltech.org/resources/whatisdbt.cfm.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a psychotherapeutic approach based on an adaptive information processing philosophy. This philosophy states that past experiences lay the groundwork for a wide array of psychological struggles, including addiction. Unresolved trauma memories are viewed as information that has been dysfunctionally stored in the brain and needs to be re-processed to connect with more positive thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. This integration is facilitated by the use of bilateral eye movements, auditory tones, or taps/vibrations that assist clients in maintaining a “dual focus” of attention on various targets. More information about Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing can be found at http://www.emdrhap.org/content/what-is-emdr/.

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

PCIT is for children ages 2 to 7 years old who demonstrate challenging behaviors such as aggression towards others, temper tantrums, and defiance. PCIT actively involves the parents by teaching strategies to decrease these behaviors in their child and has been proven effective in multiple research studies. The first phase of PCIT focuses on enhancing the child’s relationship with the parent, building the child’s self-esteem, and improving the child’s mood. The second phase of PCIT focuses on improving the child’s compliance and willingness to cooperate. The parent use a “bug in the ear” while interacting with the child, while the PCIT therapist observes the interaction from another room and provides real-time feedback to the parent. PCIT generally takes anywhere from 12 to 20 weeks and requires a commitment from the parents. More information about Parent Child Interaction Therapy can be found at http://www.pcit.org/about/.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Providers

Satellite Clinics

Currently, WellSource operates three satellite clinics: Renew Center (Mason City), Charles City, and Osage. Please contact the main office at (641) 424-2075 to inquire about available providers and services at these locations.