UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Counseling and Psychiatry – Lakeview

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Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed


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Meet our Providers

Shehzad Kamran
Shehzad Kamran, MD

Psychiatry

Stacey Stallman
Stacey Stallman, LISW

Mental Health Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Counseling

Maria S Ogden
Maria S Ogden, Phd

Psychology

W James Kim
W James Kim, MD

Psychiatry

Andrew Dentzau
Andrew Dentzau, LMHC

Mental Health Counseling, Counseling

Charles R Dunlop
Charles R Dunlop, LISW, MHA

Mental Health Counseling, Counseling

Timothy Flynn
Timothy Flynn, LMHC

Mental Health Counseling, Counseling

Colten Moore
Colten Moore, LMHC

Mental Health Counseling, Counseling

About Us

UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Counseling & Psychiatry - Lakeview provides high-quality, comprehensive outpatient behavioral and psychiatry health services to clients of all ages. We believe excellent behavioral health care begins with a fundamental respect for all people and succeeds when our professional expertise builds on our client's strengths.

To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, please call (515) 241-2300.

ADD/ADHD
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. The most commonly diagnosed behavior disorder in young people, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that ADHD affects an estimated nine percent of children aged 3-17 and 2-4 percent of adults.

Although ADHD has its onset and is usually diagnosed in childhood, it is not a disorder limited to children-ADHD often persists into adolescence and adulthood and is frequently not diagnosed until later years.

For more information, please contact us at (515) 241-2300.
Child & Adolescent Behavioral Problems
All kids misbehave some times, but behavior disorders go beyond mischief and rebellion. With behavior disorders, your child or teen has a pattern of hostile, aggressive or disruptive behaviors for more than 6 months. Warning signs can include: harming or threatening themselves, other people or pets, damaging or destroying property, lying or stealing, not doing well in school, skipping school, early smoking, drinking or drug use, early sexual activity, frequent tantrums and arguments and consistent hostility towards authority figures

For more information, please contact us at (515) 241-2300.
Depression
Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad. But these feelings are usually short-lived and pass within a couple of days. When you have depression, it interferes with daily life and causes pain for both you and those who care about you. Depression is a common but serious illness.

Many people with a depressive illness never seek treatment. But the majority, even those with the most severe depression, can get better with treatment. Medications, psychotherapies and other methods can effectively treat people with depression.

For more information, please contact us at (515) 241-2300.
Grief and Loss
Grief may be triggered by the death of a loved one. People also can experience grief if they have an illness for which there is no cure, or a chronic condition that affects their quality of life. The end of a significant relationship may also cause a grieving process.

Everyone feels grief in their own way. However, there are common stages to the process of mourning. It starts with recognizing a loss and continues until a person eventually accepts that loss.

For more information, please contact us at (515) 241-2300.
Medication
While many mental health issues and symptoms can be treated effectively with psychotherapy or counseling, there are times when prescribing psychiatric medication becomes important or essential.

Mental health difficulties that are commonly treated with psychiatric medications include depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorders, psychosis and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

For more information, please contact us at (515) 241-2300.
Postpartum Depression

According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately one in eight women suffer from postpartum depression (PPD). It can affect any woman regardless of age, race, income, culture or education, and generally, PPD begins within three months of delivery but can on-set at any time, even as late as one year after delivery. A report in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 10 percent of men or non-birthing parents worldwide showed signs of depression, often referred to as paternal postpartum or postnatal depression or (PPPD), from the first trimester of their partner's pregnancy through six months after the child was born.

Common Postpartum Depression symptoms include:

  • Feelings of worthlessness; excessive guilt
  • Loss of pleasure or interest
  • Loss of energy, tiredness
  • Low (anxious or depressed) mood
  • Psychomotor agitation (restlessness, jittery, hand-wringing)
  • Poor concentration, memory
  • Poor appetite
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Suicidal thoughts (seek help immediately; National Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK)

Your doctor can help you determine if you are struggling with PPD. He or she will ask you questions and may give you a brief assessment questionnaire to help determine your condition. If it is determined you are at risk for PPD, your doctor will make a referral to a mental health provider for a more thorough assessment and to begin treatment. You may also seek counseling on your own without a referral.

Treating a new father/non-birthing parent for PPD can affect the overall health of a family. It's important to address these mood changes as soon as possible.

For more information, please contact us at (515) 241-2300.

Relationship, Divorce and Family Therapy
Relationship, divorce and/or family therapy can help improve troubled relationships between spouses, children or other family members. Specific issues may be addressed such as marital or financial problems, conflict between parents and children, or the effects of substance abuse or a mental illness on the entire family.

Therapy can be useful in any family situation that causes stress, grief, anger or conflict. It can help family members understand one another better and bring everyone closer together.

For more information, please contact us at (515) 241-2300.
Stress & Anxiety
Fear and stress reactions are essential for human survival. They enable people to pursue important goals and to respond appropriately to danger. In a healthy individual, the stress response is provoked by a genuine threat or challenge and is used as a spur for appropriate action.

An anxiety disorder, however, involves an excessive or inappropriate state of arousal characterized by feelings of apprehension, uncertainty, or fear. The anxiety response is often not triggered by a real threat. Nevertheless it can still paralyze the individual into inaction or withdrawal. An anxiety disorder persists, while an appropriate response to a threat resolves, once the threat is removed.

For more information, please contact us at (515) 241-2300.

Lakeview Medical Park

Lakeview Medical Park is located on University Avenue in West Des Moines. This outpatient facility offers patients the convenience of accessing multiple healthcare services in a single location while receiving the high-quality health care.

Lakeview Medical Park is home to several services UnityPoint Health services, all in one convenient location:

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