Phone: 515.528.7766

Individual, group, couples Psychotherapy

Vida literally means “life” in Spanish. Symbolically, it suggests ever-present change, growth, freshness, vitality, and endurance. As a group of dedicated therapists, our mission is to be a welcoming place for those interested in the renewal of their life. We hope to decrease suffering and isolation and increase holistic well-being by psychologically attending to our minds, hearts, and bodies. Our clinic includes a diversity of affiliated independent practitioners. Every therapist shares core professional values, even though we come from different training programs and orientations. Our strengths are different. In a manner of speaking, “a single twig breaks, but a bundle of twigs is strong.” We are invested in creating a community of healers invested in forming a sound base from which to serve our community at large.


Meet the Therapists & Independent Affiliated Practitioners

Jen Canales Ph.D.

Carlos Canales Psy.D., FAGPA

Shellie Matt, LMHC

Abbey Schrage, tLMHC

Jen Gauerke tLMHC, CADC

Julia Villalta, LMHC

Office Location

2700 Westown Parkway, Suite 425,
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

Phone:+ (515) 528 -7766
Fax:+ (515) 528 -7771

Office Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 8am-5pm
Friday: 8am-Noon

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