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Outpatient Services

You are never alone.

When your child struggles with a mental, behavioral, or emotional health crisis, you want to do whatever you can to help. But not every challenge has a clear solution. And sometimes we need support from others to make it through the storm. Our outpatient treatment services give families the tools they need to overcome these challenges together. Where others see obstacles, we see opportunity for growth. Through compassionate, comprehensive treatment, we give children and teens the best chance to overcome their hurdles and build a brighter future.

Community members can access services via our online Outpatient Referral Form or by emailing us at or calling at 319-286-4545.

Together We Overcome

Our team works alongside families to help children and teens cope with challenges.
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Mental Wellbeing Clinic

Parenting is hard. But knowing when to ask for help can be even harder. At Tanager, we make it easy to find assistance when you’re concerned for your child. Our confidential Mental Wellbeing Clinic is designed to help kids and teens address behavioral and emotional challenges and improve their mental health—all while making sure parents have the support they need to face challenges with confidence.

Our Services

Our licensed clinicians specialize in therapeutic treatments that can significantly improve your child’s mental health. We offer individual, family, and group therapy.
Psychiatric Services
The psychiatry team at Tanager offers diagnosis and medication management through a comprehensive, evidence-based, trauma-informed approach to treatment.
Psychological Services

We offer psychological testing to help families find answers. We provide data-based direction and insight to families who are experiencing cognitive, developmental, academic, or behavioral challenges. 

Modalities and Specialties

Our highly qualified team has providers with a range of diverse backgrounds and skills sets to assist in achieving improved wellness. Currently we offer a variety of specialized modalities for kids, teens, young adults, families, parents, and couples. We use a variety of evidence-based therapists and interventions to partner with you in your journey of mental wellbeing. Some of these include:

  • Adlerian Play Therapy
  • AutPlay® and AutPlay Informed Practice
  • Brainspotting
  • Child Centered Play Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassionate Inquiry
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Sandtray
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Strengths-based approaches
  • Theraplay-informed practice
  • Trauma-informed care

Art Therapy

Through art therapy, children use their creativity to heal. Art therapy offers children a way to express themselves when feelings and conflicts are too difficult to talk about. This approach is especially therapeutic for children who have experienced:

  • Traumatic events
  • Grief and/or loss
  • Learning disabilities
  • Emotional problems
  • Abuse
  • Schizophrenia
  • Mental health problems
  • Health issues of loved ones
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Music Therapy

Music therapy is an evidence-based practice that helps children improve their physical, cognitive, and social skills. It provides emotionally challenged children with insight into feelings and conflicts too threatening to face directly. Through music therapy, children use the power of the creative process to communicate, cope, and heal. Music therapy can benefit children with a variety of needs including:

  • Mental illness
  • Depression
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Emotional disorders
  • Autism
  • Sensory impairments
  • Developmental delays
  • Neurological disorders
  • Cognitive impairments

Drama Therapy

Drama therapy is the intentional use of theatre and drama processes such as storytelling, puppetry, acting, and play by a registered clinician to help achieve therapeutic goals. At times drama therapy may involve the use of performance as a therapeutic tool, but this is much different than being in your typical play. Most drama therapy focuses on how clients can explore acting, creating, and storytelling within sessions and does not require that a performance be the end goal. Drama therapy has been found to be beneficial for people of all ages and backgrounds including:

  • ASD
  • ID
  • Emotional disorders
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
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Clinic Hours

Monday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:15 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 7:15 am – 4:30 pm

We offer extended hours in our clinic to fit your busy schedule.

Now is the best time to start treatment.

If your child or teen is struggling with a mental, behavioral, or emotional health issue, don’t wait to get help. Early intervention gives your child the best chance to reduce or eliminate the effects of these challenges.

We’re here to help.

If you (or someone with you) are experiencing a medical emergency, or are in danger, call 911 immediately.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or feeling suicidal, call or text 988 immediately.

Your Life Iowa:                      (Facilitated by Foundation 2)

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline:

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