Therapy Place Inc. provides After Care, Psychiatric Services at Oakland Manor, and Therapeutic Mediation.

Therapy Place Inc., serves as the subcontractor for Children’s Square USA to provide After Care, Pre-Pal, and Pal services.

Iowa Aftercare Services Network

  • After Care Services:
    • Designed to provide support and professional advocacy for former foster youth as they transition to adulthood. The IASN providers believe that all youth should have the opportunity to be safe, healthy, prepared and successful young adults.  Aftercare Services assist eligible foster care alumni to find housing, locate medical care professionals, get job training, reach educational goals, find a job, and can assist with emergency or unexpected bills to assist youth become independent adults.
  • Pre-Pal Services
    • Up to several months prior to exiting the foster care system, pre-planning services may be made available on an individual basis.  DHS workers make referrals to Pre-PAL, especially when the discharge plan includes Aftercare services with the PAL stipend.  With the support of the DHS workers, Pre-PAL ensures a smooth transition and coordination of services from foster care to Aftercare.
  • Preparation for Adult Living PAL
    • Aftercare participants who left foster care after May 1, 2006,  and who have a high school diploma or GED may be able to qualify for a monthly PAL stipend to live in an approved living arrangement such as an apartment, college dorm, or with former foster parents. To qualify for the stipend, a PAL participant must be attending college or be in a work training program or employed.  Regular meetings with your IASN Self Sufficiency Advocate are required.

Therapy Place Inc. provides Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Follow-Ups using a licensed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in person or via Telehealth.

  • Psychiatric Evaluations:
    • A comprehensive evaluation by a psychiatric nurse practitioner to assess for diagnosis and the need if any for medication. Clients may be referred by their therapist, DHS, school personnel, or parents.
  • Medication Follow-Up: 
    • A session with a psychiatric nurse practitioner to assess and determine if the medications are effective for the client.
  • Telehealth Services:
    • Telehealth services help you see your psychiatric provider without having to drive a long distance.
  • Problem-solving and negotiating skills developed for standard mediation cases while incorporating a therapeutic outlook. By evaluating cases from a psychological and sociological standpoint, therapeutic mediation gives parties the opportunity to evaluate their present situation and look toward transformation that will be beneficial for everyone involved.
  • A mediated agreement signifies the cooperation of all parties involved and may be legally binding if they so desire. Because of the emotionally charged state of family conflict, therapeutic mediation is especially valuable in ongoing relationships such as dissolution, blended families, parent/child conflicts, estate and elder care disputes, conciliation, and child abuse cases.
  • By fostering an understanding of the long-term effects conflict may have on children and other family members, developing appropriate coping skills, and utilizing healthy bargaining techniques, this model of mediation may allow families to maintain peaceful relationships despite numerous obstacles.