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Iowa Latino and Bilingual Mental Health Providers

Iowa Latino, Bilingual and/or Bi-cultural Mental Health Providers

The Office of Latino Affairs provides this compilation of Latinx and/or Bilingual Mental Health Providers as a courtesy to the community.

All Information has been provided by the practitioners.

This page id not an endorsement of the organization or individual.

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Provider

Title

Organization

Latino

Latina

Latinx?

Bi-Cultural?

Languages (other than English) & Proficiency

Phone Number

Susie Lang

Mental Health Therapist

Central Iowa Psychological Services

YES

Cuban HeritageFluent in Spanish 515-233-1122

Provider

Title

Organization

Latino

Latina

Latinx?

Bi-Cultural?

Languages (other than English) & Proficiency

Phone Number

Rafael Morales T. 

Mental Health Therapist

Intrapsyc

YES

Peruvian/Italian

Fluent in 
Spanish & Portuguese

619-798-6661

Provider

Title

Organization

Latino

Latina

Latinx?

Bi-Cultural?

Languages (other than English) & Proficiency

Phone Number

Maria Isabel Ramos

Mental Health Therapist

Maria Isabel Ramos LMFT, LLC

YES

Spanish Mexican descent

Spanish

319-382-8678

Luis R. Sanchez

Doctoral Practicum Student

Family Psychology Associates

YES

Originally from Puerto Rico

Proficient

319-378-1199

Silvia Benitez-Richards

Substance Abuse Counselor

CR LIFE COACH

YES

Spanish was her first Language

319-804 -4942

Provider

Title

Organization

Latino

Latina

Latinx?

Bi-Cultural?

Languages (other than English) & Proficiency

Phone Number

Ana I. Sanchez Smith

Mental Health Therapist

ChildServe

YES

Originally from Mexico

Native Spanish Speaker319-351-5437

Provider

Title

Organization

Latino

Latina

Latinx?

Bi-Cultural?

Languages (other than English) & Proficiency

Phone Number

Janet Pedroza

Mental Health Therapist

Lutheran Services In Iowa

YES

Mexican 

Native Spanish Speaker

712-263-9341

Provider

Title

Organization

Latino

Latina

Latinx?

Bi-Cultural?

Languages (other than English) & Proficiency

Phone Number

Alex Piedras

Mental Health Therapist

Ellipsis

YES

Mexican American

Spanish

515-282-9377

Antonia Valadez

Mental Health Therapist

Private Practice

YES

Grew up in Iowa and raised by Mexican parents

Spanish

515-344-4483

Eric Alaniz

Counselor/Advocate

Provides crisis intervention and on-going supportive services to victims of assault or abuse

Polk County Crisis & Advocacy Services

YESYES, Latino

Native Spanish Speaker

515-286-3600

Erin M. Carter

Mental Health Therapist

Mosaic Family Counseling Center

NO

N/A

Fluent in Spanish 

515-724-8920

Juan Pablo Padilla

Licensed Mental Health Therapist

Des Moines Pastoral Counseling

YES

Originally from Mexico

Native Spanish Speaker

515-274-4006

Karol King

Mental Health Therapist

Synergy Clinical Services 

and Mercy Behavioral Health

YES

Identifies as Hispanic

Advanced Spanish

515-277-6399

Kenya Rocha

Mental Health Therapist

Mosaic Family Counseling Center

NO

Fluent Spanish

515-724-8920

Maria Alonzo-Diaz

Counselor/Advocate

Provides crisis intervention and on-going supportive services to victims of assault or abuse

Polk County

Crisis & Advocacy Services

YES

Originally from Mexico

Native Spanish Speaker

515-286-3600

Raul Suarez

Mental Health Therapist

Mosaic Family Counseling Center  

YES

Originally from Mexico

Native Spanish Speaker

515-724-8920

Provider

Title

Organization

Latino

Latina

Latinx?

Bi-Cultural?

Languages (other than English) & Proficiency

Phone Number

Juan Arjona

Mental Health Therapist

Life Connections

YES

Born and raised in Argentina

Native Spanish Speaker

569-581-1110

Provider

Title

Organization

Latino

Latina

Latinx?

Bi-Cultural?

Languages (other than English) & Proficiency

Phone Number

Maria Bruno

Psychologist

University Counseling Service (UCS)

Can only see University of Iowa students

YES

Mexican American

Native Spanish Speaker

319-335-7294

Melissa Moreland

Mental Health TherapistEarth Works WellnessYESMexican HeritageFluent in Spanish319-406-2388

Provider

Title

Organization

Latino

Latina

Latinx?

Bi-Cultural?

Languages (other than English) & Proficiency

Phone Number

Carlos Celis

Mental Health Therapist

The Strengthening Center

YES

NO

Not Specified

641-351-6500

Paul Daniel

Counselor

Center Associates

NO

From 

Sri Lankan 

Very good Spanish, Tamil, & 

Sinhalese

641-752-1585

Provider

Title

Organization

Latino

Latina

Latinx?

Bi-Cultural?

Languages (other than English) & Proficiency

Phone Number

Lauren Welter

Psychologist

Prairie Home Wellness and Counseling

NO

Caucasian American Jewish Female with international experience in Latin America

Conversational/85%  proficiency in Spanish.

319-975-8705

Provider

Title

Organization

Latino

Latina

Latinx?

Bi-Cultural?

Languages (other than English) & Proficiency

Phone Number

Heather A. Lujano

Advocate, Mental Health Therapist

Hillcrest Family Services

YES

Lived several years in Mexico. Her immediate family is bi-racial/bi-cultural. 

Native Spanish Speaker 

319-653-6161

Provider

Title

Organization

Latino

Latina

Latinx?

Bi-Cultural?

Languages (other than English) & Proficiency

Phone Number

Laura C. Nunez

Counselor

Thriving Lifestyles Counseling Solutions, LLC

YES

Born and raised in Mexico

Native Spanish Speaker

309-797-2900

Provider

Title

Organization

Latino

Latina

Latinx?

Bi-Cultural?

Languages (other than English) & Proficiency

Phone Number

Diana Castro-Moctezuma

Mental Health Therapist

Siouxland Counseling Services, PLLC

YESLatina

Fluent in Spanish

712-560-7045

Ricardo Osorio

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Siouxland Mental Health Center

YESMexican-AmericanFluent in Spanish712-252-3871

Provider

Title

Organization

Latino

Latina

Latinx?

Bi-Cultural?

Languages (other than English) & Proficiency

Phone Number

Mayra Lopez

Mental Health Therapist

Plains Area Mental Health Center

YES

Latina, born in Mexico

Native Spanish Speaker

712.213.8402 ext. 2156

Provider

Title

Organization

Latino

Latina

Latinx?

Bi-Cultural?

Languages (other than English) & Proficiency

Phone Number

Sonia Liliana Liggins

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Family Wellbeing Associates

YES

Mexican/American

Native Spanish Speaker

319-775-0074

Provider

Title

Organization

Latino

Latina

Latinx?

Bi-Cultural?

Languages (other than English) & Proficiency

Phone Number

Alicia Krpan

Mental Health TherapistDes Moines Pastoral Counseling Center

YES

Born and raised in Colombia and lived 9 years in Canada

Native Spanish Speaker

515-274-4006

Provider

Title

Organization

Latino

Latina

Latinx?

Bi-Cultural?

Languages (other than English) & Proficiency

Phone Number

Heather A. Lujano

Advocate, Mental Health Therapist

Hillcrest Family Services

YES

Lived several years in Mexico. Her immediate family is bi-racial/bi-cultural. She lived and worked in Iowa with immigrant communities for over 20 years.

Native Spanish Speaker

319-653-6161

Provider

Title

Organization

Latino

Latina

Latinx?

Bi-Cultural?

Languages (other than English) & Proficiency

Phone Number

Christine Guevara

Psychologist 

Noble Cedar Psychological Institute

  • Immigration, Disability, and Psychological Evaluations

YES

Originally from Mexico

Native Spanish Speaker

319-883-9811

Rosario Garcia Fino

Mental Health Therapist

Green Counseling Services

YESBorn and raised in ColombiaFluent in Spanish319-800-5564

Provider

Title

Organization

Latino

Latina

Latinx?

Bi-Cultural?

Languages (other than English) & Proficiency

Phone Number

Barb Kroening

Mental Health Therapist

Stepping Stone Family Services

NO

Culturally proficient. Speaks Spanish at home and has lived in Mexico

85%  proficiency 

515-276-6338

Carlos Canales

Psychologist

Vida Psychotherapy
 

YES

Born in Peru

Native Spanish Speaker

515-528 -7754

Catalina D'Achiardi-Ressler

Psychologist

West Des Moines Center for Psychotherapy

YES

Native Spanish Speaker

515-994-0190