​​Susan Schiltz-Day, Ph.D., LMHC    
Individual, Couple, Family & Group Counseling

​​​​counselor that works to truly understand you,
helping you to find your path.

                            Areas of Specialty:
  Anxiety, Depression, Relationship/Marriage Counseling, & Grief

       Issues Frequently Addressed in Counseling:
Addiction                           Domestic Abuse                 Personality Disorders
ADHD                                 Family Conflict                    Self-Esteem 
Bipolar Disorder               Infidelity                              Sexual Abuse
Chronic Pain                      Life Transitions                  Stress
Codependency                  Marriage Counseling        Substance Abuse
Coping Skills                      Obsessive-Compulsive     Suicide Ideation    Divorce                               Parenting                            Trauma/PTSD
          Healthy Sexuality whether heterosexual or LGBTQ                   
                              Types of Therapy
                       Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
                     Targeted Biofeedback & Relaxation Techniques
                                Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
                                Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) 
                                          Family Systems Therapy
                                               Gottman Method
                                         Internal Family Systems (IFS)
                                                Narrative Therapy
                                          Soution-Focused Therapy

Therapy Style.....

You can expect at the first intake appointment, that my focus will be on completing a thorough assessment.  This allows me to have a strong awareness of your needs.  And then I gear the counseling process to best address each person's individual issues.  I do utilize general information and frameworks that help to organize information; but my passion is to thoughtfully find ways that make the information relevant, focusing on solutions that  that truly fit each person.  

I am thematic in my approach, and work to assist you to move out of patterns that have been or have become less useful to your life/your goals.  It may seem impossible that merely sitting down and talking about issues (whether individually or as a couple or family) can lead to a new creative way to deal with the complexities in life --- but it truly matters how you think about things, as this influences your feelings and your behaviors.  And this can lead to trying new behaviors, which influence both thoughts and feelings.  The result is to prompt change, allowing you to maximize you or your potential.  I also believe knowing a person's strengths and recognizing the power of resiliency, are crucial to the counseling process.  

Quotes that I think reflect the process of therapy:

Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is strengthened by doing it.              
       ~Robbie Glass

We are what we think.  All that we are arises with our thoughts.  With our thoughts, we make the world.

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.                            
        ~Marcel Proust

Address/contact info:
Susan Schiltz-Day, Ph.D., LMHC, LLC
1200 Valley West Dr, Suite 206-20
West Des Moines, IA  50266
Phone:  (515) 348-8102
Email:  [email protected]
Office Hours: 
Monday through Friday, with limited evening & weekend hours.