Our Expertise


At Heartland Christian Counseling, we are committed to helping people with evidence based best practices in the field of psychology. We are also deeply committed to the integration of Christian faith and spiritual matters whenever desired and appropriate in treatment with our clients.  


We treat mental health conditions, such as severe anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, acute stress, relationship distress, mood disorders, grief and loss, perinatal mood and anxiety, pain management, and more.


Our clinicians are trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Healthy Boundaries, Mindfulness, and Good Grieving through Reprocessing & Forgiveness Therapy. We encourage our clients to grow a healthy sense of self and purpose, to effectively use positive coping skills, and to develop social and spiritual supports.


Dr. Heidi Vermeer-Quist also offers Gardening Your Life a personal growth series which can be used in Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, or on your own (preferably with a small group). {Learn More}.


Current Therapy Groups:

  • Gardening Your Life: Grounding.  Held on Thursdays in the Urbandale clinic starting June 3, 2021.  Runs for 10 weeks.  5:30pm-7pm

  • Gardening Your Life: Grieving.  Held on Thursdays in the Urbandale clinic starting June 3, 2021.  Runs for 10 weeks.  5:30pm-7pm

  • Beyond the Baby Blues. (See linked flyer)  Held on Tuesday evenings the Urbandale office.  Runs for 8-10 weeks.  6pm-7:30pm.  Led by Jill Thomas.

For more information contact us at 515-331-0303

Our Services

Heartland Christian Counseling provides outpatient counseling and therapy for children, adolescents, adults and older adults. Our staff is clinically trained in psychology and social work best practices. All are either fully licensed in Iowa or in the midst of clinical supervision for licensure.  



  • Counseling and therapy for individuals, couples and families covering most mental health and relational concerns

  • Psychological assessment of ADHD, intellectual disabilities, pre-surgical procedures, and differential diagnoses

  • Group therapy and support groups

  • Premarital assessment and counseling

  • Referral to other treatment or programs including inpatient and partial hospitalization