Michelle van Beek began working at Promise Community Health Center in April of 2018 as the Mental Health Coordinator and Interpreting Services Coordinator.
Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish translation and interpretation from Northwestern College, as well as an interpreting certification from the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters. She then began working at Promise Community Health Center in April of 2018. She was drawn to Promise because of their commitment to providing services to community members regardless of language or income barriers. In her work, Michelle connects patients to mental health resources, both within and outside Promise. Michelle also interprets for patients in therapy sessions, which enables them to express themselves in the language the patient prefers.
Michelle works closely with Promise Community Health Center’s social worker, Kailee Jenness, to connect patients with outside resources and support. She also works with medical providers and financial counselors to answer patients’ questions and remove financial obstacles. Michelle plays a crucial role in Promise’s new mental health campaign, HERE FOR EVERY STEP.
Michelle wants Promise patients to know that each Promise provider on the mental health team is thoroughly invested in providing customized, high-quality care to each patient. On this, she says, “Mental health is a core part of life that affects people from every culture, community, and background. At Promise, our mental health team aims to walk with all people on their journey to better mental health and a better quality of life.”
Mental health is a core part of life that affects people from every culture, community, and background. At Promise, our mental health team aims to walk with all people on their journey to better mental health and a better quality of life.
As the Mental Health Coordinator and Interpreter, Michelle connects patients with one of our therapists and provides interpretation services for Spanish speaking patients. Patients can call Promise Community Health Center at 712-722-1700 to inquire about meeting with a mental health therapist.
Promise Community Health Center Mental Health Team
Promise Community Health Center offers a range of mental health services. Our mental health team collaborates with our patients to assess current coping skills, address emotional needs and work through lifelong patterns. These services are available on-site and by Telehealth by our mental health department.
Promise Community Health Center is proud to provide bilingual mental health therapy in northwest Iowa. Our bilingual therapist can provide mental health services in both English and Spanish. Promise also provides our patients with a mental health interpreter who is qualified to interpret into Spanish for Spanish speaking mental health patients. Our goal is to make sure that our patients are able to do mental health therapy in the language they feel most comfortable speaking. We are happy to have bilingual mental health therapists and counselors and a mental health interpreter to provide accessible and affordable bilingual therapy in Northwest Iowa.
What can Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center mental health therapists help with:
- Developing & exploring effective coping skills
- Addressing emotional needs
- Working through lifelong patterns
- Working through difficult life situations
- Developing better communication skills
- and so much more!
Our mental health therapists and counselors in Sioux Center provide many therapies including:
- Individual Therapy
- Child Therapy
- Adolescent Therapy
- Couples Therapy
- Women’s Issues Therapy
- Online Therapy
- Family Therapy
Our Promise mental health therapists are specialized and trained in many different therapies including:
- Anxiety Therapy
- Trauma Therapy
- A.R.T.- Accelerated Response Therapy
- EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy
- Art Therapy
- DBT- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Generational Family Therapy
- Complex Trauma Therapy
- CBT- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Trauma Services Therapy
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Therapy
Our Sioux Center therapists and counselors are offering services to the following in our northwest Iowa communities:
- Children- Ages 8 and older
Some of our mental health therapy patients come from Sioux Center, Rock Valley, Inwood, and Rock Rapids. We also provide mental health therapy and counseling for patients from Boyden, Hull, Sheldon, George, Sibley, and Spencer. Patients needing mental health therapy or counseling also come from Le Mars, Orange City, Alton, Hawarden, and Hudson. Promise is proud to provide mental health therapy and counseling to northwest Iowa.