Mental Health Counseling

The purpose of the Heartland Family Service professional Mental Health Counseling program is to improve the psychological, emotional, and social functioning of individuals and families through an integrated and comprehensive system of professional therapeutic services. Professional counseling helps individuals and families change by achieving behavioral, emotional, and/or attitudinal changes in the client, family, and/or social environment.

Mental Health Counseling services may address concerns of conduct, identity, mood, anxiety, affect, impulse control, addictive, or other behavioral concerns; other mental or emotional conditions; and adjustments to the expected or unexpected transitions in the family life cycle.

Eligibility: Services are offered on a sliding fee scale in Harrison, Mills, and Pottawattamie counties in Iowa and Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington counties in Nebraska.

Funding: Heartland Family Service is honored to have received a $75,000 award from Mutual of Omaha for the 2017-2018 grant year to support our Professional Counseling program. This generous funding will enable our program to continue to improve the psychological, emotional and social functioning of adults, children and families by offering varying levels of treatment, including outpatient, residential and intensive outpatient therapy.


OWI/DUI Course
Heartland Family Service will notify the Iowa Department of Transportation or Education for each student that successfully completes the OWI/DUI Course.

This course meets the requirements for a 12-hour Driving Under the Influence (DUI/OWI) course required by the Iowa Code 32IJ.17 (2a) and 32IJ2 (2a4). This course is IOWA DOT approved and is appropriate for court referrals for OWI/DUI offenders.

OWI/DUI Course success criteria:

  • Begin the program on the assigned date Attend Friday (4-8 p.m.) and Saturday (8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) classes
  • Participate in class discussion and complete all in-class activities

Course includes:

  • Physical and mental effects
  • Social, emotional, financial, and spiritual impacts
  • Psycho-pharmacology
  • Progression to addiction
  • Recovery process

To register, see available Friday and Saturday classes, and fee information on our calendar.