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Iowa Latino, Bilingual and/or Bi-Cultural 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. 

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

Ames

Bettendorf

Cedar Rapids

Denison

Des Moines

DubuqueMarshalltownMonticello

Moline

Mt. Pleasant

Sioux City

Storm Lake

Tiffin

Urbandale

Washington

WaterlooWest Des Moines

 

City

Provider

Title

Organization

Latino

Latina

Latinx?

Bi-Cultural?

Languages (other than English) & Proficiency

Phone Number

AMES

Francine Ybarra-Rojas

Mental Health Therapist

The Kai Lain Center LLC

YES

Originally from Puerto Rico

Native Spanish Speaker

515-338-2929

AMES

Susie Lang

Mental Health Therapist

Central Iowa Psychological Services

YES

American & Cuban heritage

Fluent in Spanish 

515-233-1122

BETTENDORF

Rafael Morales T. 

Mental Health Therapist

Intrapsyc

YES

Peruvian/Italian

Fluent in 
Spanish & Portuguese

619-798-6661

CEDAR RAPIDS

Maria Isabel Ramos

Mental Health Therapist

Maria Isabel Ramos LMFT, LLC

YES

Spanish & Mexican descent

Spanish

319-382-8678

CEDAR RAPIDS

Laura Greening

Mental Health Therapist

Tanager Place

NO

Born and raised in Mexico

Proficient/Fluent in Spanish

309-797-2900

CEDAR RAPIDS

Luis R. Sanchez

Doctoral Practicum Student

Family Psychology Associates

YES

Originally from Puerto Rico

Proficient

319-378-1199

CEDAR RAPIDS

Silvia Benitez-Richards

Substance Abuse Counselor

CR LIFE COACH

YES

Spanish was her first Language

319-804 -4942

DENISON

Janet Pedroza

Mental Health Therapist

Lutheran Services In Iowa

YES

Mexican 

Native Spanish Speaker

712-263-9341

DES MOINES

Alex Piedras

Mental Health Therapist

Youth Emergency Services & Shelter

YES

Mexican American

Spanish

515-282-9377

DES MOINES

Antonia Valadez

Mental Health Therapist

Private Practice

YES

Grew up in Iowa and raised by Mexican parents

Spanish

515-344-4483

DES MOINES-POLK COUNTY

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

DES MOINES

Erin M. Carter

Mental Health Therapist

Mosaic Family Counseling Center

NO

N/A

Fluent in Spanish 

515-724-8920

DES MOINES

Juan Pablo Padilla

Licensed Mental Health Therapist

Des Moines Pastoral Counseling

YES

Originally from Mexico

Native Speaker

515-274-4006

DES MOINES

Karol King

Mental Health Therapist

Synergy Clinical Services 

and Mercy Behavioral Health

YES

Identifies as Hispanic

Advanced Spanish

515-277-6399
DES MOINES

Kenya Rocha

Mental Health Therapist

Mosaic Family Counseling Center

NO

Fluent Spanish

515-724-8920

DES MOINES-POLK COUNTY

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

DES MOINES

Raul Suarez

Mental Health Therapist

Mosaic Family Counseling Center  

YES

Originally from Mexico

Native Spanish Speaker

515-724-8920

DUBUQUE

Juan Arjona

Mental Health Therapist

Life Connections

YES

Born and raised in Argentina

Spanish 

569-581-5935

IOWA CITY

Maria Bruno

Psychologist

YES

Mexican American

Native Speaker

319-335-7294

MARSHALLTOWN

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

MONTICELLO

Lauren Welter

Psychologist

Prairie Home Wellness and Counseling

NO

Caucasian American Jewish Female with international experience in Latin America

Conversational/85%  proficiency

319-975-8705

MOLINE

Laura C. Nunez

Counselor

Thriving Lifestyles Counseling Solutions, LLC

YES

Born and raised in Mexico

Native Spanish Speaker

309-797-2900

MT. PLEASANT

Heather A. Lujano

Advocate, Mental Health Therapist

Hillcrest Family Services

YES

She previously 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 Speaker 

319-653-6161

SIOUX CITY

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 Spanish

712-252-3871

STORM LAKE

Mayra Lopez

Mental Health Therapist

Plains Area Mental Health Center

https://plainsareamentalhealth.org/

YES

Latina, born in Mexico

Native Spanish Speaker

712.213.8402 ext. 2156

TIFFIN

Sonia Liliana Liggins

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Family Wellbeing Associates

YES

Mexican/American

Native Spanish Speaker

319-775-0074

URBANDALE

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

WASHINGTON

Heather A. Lujano

Advocate, Mental Health Therapist

Hillcrest Family Services

YES

I previously 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 Speaker

319-653-6161

WATERLOO

Christine Guevara

Psychologist

Noble Cedar Psychological Institute

  • Immigration, Disability, and Psychological Evaluations

YES

Originally from Mexico

Native Speaker

319-883-9811

WEST DES MOINES

Ana M. Lopez

Psychologist

YES

Originally from Venezuela, South America.

Fully proficient

515-802-2487 

WEST DES MOINES

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

WEST DES MOINES

Carlos Canales

Psychologist

Vida Psychotherapy
 

YES

Born in Peru

Native Spanish Speaker

515-528 -7754

WEST DES MOINES

Catalina D'Achiardi-Ressler

Psychologist

West Des Moines Center for Psychotherapy

YES

Native Spanish Speaker

515-994-0190

Are you a Latino, Bilingual (Spanish, Portuguese, French or any indigenous  language and English) or a Bi-Cultural Mental Health Therapist and would like to be on this list? Please fill out this form!