Mental Health Therapy

Expert Support for the Whole Child

ChildServe’s Mental Health Therapy program offers expert support to children with developmental disorders who also display signs of a mental health disorder. Our behavioral health specialists provide mental health therapy,  family education, and psychological testing to help each child live their best life. With the support of a licensed mental health professional, children with behavioral health concerns can build stronger social skills and greater emotional understanding through play, talk, and reflective interactions.

Why choose ChildServe?

Pediatric Experts
ChildServe’s pediatric experts, including our Licensed Psychologists and Mental Health Counselors, have specialized training and knowledge to assess and care for children with mental or behavioral health needs.
Well-Rounded Support
Our Mental Health Therapy program offers well-rounded support through developmental, medical, and mental health services.
Multidisciplinary Team
ChildServe’s multidisciplinary team of pediatric specialists provides evaluations and services for a wide range of mental health needs in one convenient location.

Who We Serve

ChildServe’s Mental Health Therapy program serves children and young adults (toddler – 21 years old) with a developmental disorder who also display signs of a mental health disorder. We commonly assess and diagnose:


Autism Spectrum Disorder

Cognitive Impairment



Developmental Delays

Generalized Anxiety

Gifted Testing

Learning Disorders

Mood Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Panic Disorder

Phobias and Fears

Selective Mutism

Separation Anxiety

Social Skill Deficits


Our Approach

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We Know Kids

Our entire organization is built around kids! ChildServe’s specialists understand that providing mental health therapy for children and young adults with developmental disorders is different than caring for adults with the same conditions. Our facilities and equipment are designed to make kids feel comfortable, safe, and inspired.
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Mental Health Support

Each child in the Mental Health Therapy program receives an individualized care plan centered around their needs as determined by assessment, parent feedback, and previous testing from other qualified providers. Children and young adults who are already receiving services at ChildServe can combine Mental Health Therapy into their programs.
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Customized Programs

ChildServe offers individual therapy or parent support groups in specific therapy programs including Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Play Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, and Applied Behavioral Analysis-based activities.
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We Care about Families

ChildServe provides feedback, guidance, and resources to help parents and educators understand a child’s condition. Our social workers coordinate services for children who are new to ChildServe and for those already receiving support through ChildServe’s other programs. We also help families transition to any other community resources that may be needed.

Our Team of Specialists

ChildServe employs a variety of healthcare professionals, including but not limited to the following positions:
Licensed Psychologists
Licensed Mental Health Counselors
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Licensed Independent Social Workers

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to receive services from ChildServe’s Mental Health Therapy program?
Our Mental Health Therapy program serves children and young adults (toddler – 21 years old) with a developmental disorder who also display signs of a mental health disorder.
How do I get started?

Referrals can be made by the child’s parent/guardian, physicians, case managers, therapists, or other members of the child’s care team. To make a referral or request more information, call 515-727-8750.

Where are services provided?

Mental Health Therapy is currently offered at ChildServe in Iowa City and Johnston.

When are services provided?
Mental health support is available throughout the day, early evening hours, and at times on the weekend by appointment.

Contact Us!

ChildServe – Iowa City
2350 Oakdale Blvd.
Coralville, IA 52241
ChildServe – Johnston
5406 Merle Hay Road,
Johnston, IA 50131

ChildServe Center - Iowa City

ChildServe Johnston


ChildServe improves the health and well-being of more than 4,600 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, acquired injuries, and other special healthcare needs.

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