Yaby Doornink, one of Promise Community Health Center’s mental health therapists, began working at Promise in June of 2021.
Yaby received her Bachelors of Social Work degree from Dordt University and went on to receive her Masters in Social Work degree from the University of Iowa. Before coming to Promise, she had worked in a variety of positions in the social work field. She worked at Plains Area Mental Health Center as a school-based therapist, at Sioux Center Health as a Social and Cultural Services Manager, and then as a Social Worker. Yaby was drawn to Promise Community Health Center because of its commitment to increasing access to high-quality, integrated services.
Some of the mental health services Yaby offers are EMDR, DBT, CBT, and solution-focused therapy. She also offers individual therapy for children at least eight years old, adolescents, and adults. Her role includes working alongside Promise Social Worker, Kailee Jenness, to connect patients to outside resources or to any additional help or support they might need. She also works closely with other medical providers such as Emily Leinen, to work toward the best outcome for patients.
Her favorite part of her role as a mental health therapist is being able to walk alongside each patient and be a part of their journey to reaching their therapeutic goals. On this, she says “I am encouraged and excited to work in a setting continuously advocating to decrease the judgment and stigma surrounding mental health. Promise is actively working towards improving patient access by breaking down financial, language, and transportation barriers.” She is grateful to work at a health center where staff works together to improve the well-being of patients and the community.
I am encouraged and excited to work in a setting continuously advocating to decrease the judgment and stigma surrounding mental health. Promise is actively working towards improving patient access by breaking down financial, language, and transportation barriers.
Yaby wants Promise patients to know that each therapy session is tailored for each patient to help them with their individual needs. The therapy sessions a patient has might not give them all the answers, but they can help them find tools to begin healing. She says, “Taking care of your mental health is important to living a well-balanced life. Mental health does not discriminate, there is no specific age or type of person it affects.” Yaby is passionate about continuing to serve the community and creating a safe space for healing, processing, and growth in a judgment-free environment.
As a mental health therapist, Yaby meets with patients and helps them find a type of therapy that will work best for them and their goals. Yaby is excited to play a role in Promise’s new mental health campaign, HERE FOR EVERY STEP.
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.