Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic, all appointments are delivered via telehealth through video-based or telephonic/telephone platforms.
To start services, contact your area’s Optimae Behavioral Health team to schedule an appointment. You will fill out an intake packet including demographics, insurance, history and release of information forms (with staff support as needed) and have a first appointment with a professional to assess your needs and goals.
Optimae Behavioral Health provides therapy, psychiatric medication evaluation and management, and skill-building supports in our central and southeastern Iowa offices. Our highly trained professionals, which include therapists and psychiatric prescribers, incorporate Optimae’s core values of choice, respect, teamwork and education into the services we offer to help children, adolescents, adults, couples and families improve their mental health and create happier and healthier lives. Our services are strengths-based and positively oriented.
Optimae can help with life challenges such as:
- Trauma (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Psychotic disorders
Optimae therapists are trained in a variety of treatment interventions, including:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Client Centered Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Play Therapy
- Trauma Focused CBT (TF-CBT)
Regardless of the therapy tools used, the center of our services is a caring relationship between Optimae staff and our customers based on our core values of choice, respect, teamwork and education.
Optimae’s psychiatric prescribers can evaluate the need for medications and prescribe and monitor them. Our team includes psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNPs) and physician assistants (PAs), who are supervised by a psychiatrist, as well as registered nurse support staff. Our prescribers’ main role is to evaluate and manage medications related to mental health. They may also provide brief therapy and/or refer to therapists for the counseling portion of treatment.
In some locations, Optimae Behavioral Health provides additional skill and support programs, such as Wellness and Recovery Centers, Peer Support, Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation (IPR), Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) and Jail Diversion. For people managing serious and persistent mental illness, Optimae Behavioral Health collaborates with community-based Habilitation programs to provide significant additional supports.
Benefits from Behavioral Health services may include:
- Increased hope
- More motivation for change
- New perspectives
- Increased coping
- Improved self-care
- Trauma resolution
- Improved functioning
- Skill building
- Problem solving
- Better relationships
- Increased happiness
We look forward to working with you!