The Young Women’s Resource Center provides access to Mental Health Counseling for one-on-one or group sessions to participants. Sessions may also include their partner and/or family in sessions. Counseling sessions provide supportive and safe spaces to discuss any issues participants are dealing with in their lives or any topic they choose. These free, voluntary and confidential services give participants a safe place to talk about whatever they are going through, to be listened to and be accepted for who they are.
Marcia Bradley (pronouns: she/her/hers) is an Art Therapist and specializes in creative counseling techniques. She provides voluntary and confidential counseling services for girls and young women in schools and at the YWRC.
Tracy Limón (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a Counselor and specializes in cognitive behavior / talk therapy. She provides voluntary and confidential counseling services for girls and young women in schools and a the YWRC.
- anger management
- school-related issues
- eating disorders
- substance abuse
- trauma issues
- healthy relationships/family relationships
- child-parent therapy
- postpartum therapy
- art therapy
- parental support
- support system involvement
Any persons age 10 – 24 who have been socialized and/or identify as female. Trans and nonbinary friends are welcome.
Time & day
All art therapy and counseling sessions are arranged by appointment, typically Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Virtual sessions are offered.
Join us for a night of fun at the 2021 Trunk N Treat event on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 5 – 7 p.m. Registration is below. 2021 Trunk n Treat Flier PDF
The Young Women’s Resource Center holds weekly after school groups for young women in the Des Moines area in 5th through 12th grades. These groups explore a variety of topics such as body image, self-esteem, reproductive health and healthy relationships. They include hands-on activities, field trips, guest speakers and community service projects. (Groups are currently held online and meet in a virtual space. Project-specific activity kits are provided for participants.)
Tuesday, August 9 / 2 – 4:30 p.m. @ YWRC parking lot (818 5th Avenue, Des Moines 50309) Who: YWRC participants ages 10-24. This includes Empowerment participants, Counseling clients and Young Mom participants and their kiddos. Join us to celebrate the end of summer and beginning of a new school year at our annual Back […]