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About Providence Place

Providence Place is locally-owned and is operated right here in Grimes, IA. Since our company opened in 2011, we have helped everyone with respect and best practices. Other companies may offer similar services, but our services are the best, and come with a personal touch.

Dena Owens, M.S., LMHC, LPHA

Dena is an independently licensed mental health counselor with experience in residential, private and public agencies as a therapist and clinical management. She also has extensive training in trauma-related conditions and those with dual diagnosis/multi-occurring conditions, children and adults alike. Some of the models used are the Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Seeking Safety, Wellness Recovery Action Plan, Systems Training for Emotional Predictability & Problem Solving (STEPPS) & STAIRWAYS aftercare group and Managing Emotional Intensity for Younger People. Dena has presented in the school, conference and group environments and is available to speak on request.

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Katie Steenhoek, M.S., LMHC, LPHA

Katie is an independently licensed mental health counselor whose background includes more than 20 years in the social service field. This includes work in both inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as working as an elementary school counselor before going into private practice. In addition to her therapy practice, she is an adjunct instructor in the Psychology department at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and serves as a member of the Polk County Crisis team, where she has extensive training and experience in debriefing for traumatic events. Katie's approach to therapy is to provide a warm, judgement-free environment where clients feel safe working through the issues that are hindering their happiness and forward motion in life. She sees adolescents, adults and the elderly. Areas that she can be of help with include (but are not limited to) parenting issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment issues, stress management, and social skills issues. Her therapeutic approach is integrative, allowing for an individualized plan based specifically on each client's need and a holistic approach.

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