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March 19, 2018


Candeo launches Mental Health Therapy services in Johnston, Iowa!

It is with great excitement that Candeo announces the addition of Mental Health Therapy services at our Johnston location. It is our intent to build our therapy expertise to enhance Polk County’s ability to meet the needs of individuals who have emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs. We are also very excited to be able to offer a variety of different therapy techniques such as: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy, play therapy and art therapy. Candeo’s therapists are ready to see children as young as 2 years old up to all ages.

Please meet our intern Missi Hirsch!

Missi Hirsch is a graduate student in the School of Social Work at the University of Iowa. She has worked with chronic mental illness for ten years, in both community based and jail settings, as well as worked with individuals experiencing adjustment issues, anxiety, depression and difficulties with PTSD symptoms. Missi has experience in group settings with curriculum's focused on building relationships and anger management skills as well. With her practicum requirements, Missi is looking to provide individual therapy services to individuals with no insurance benefits or financial hardships that hinder their ability to pay for therapy services.


 Please meet our first two therapists, Tony Raymer and Phuong Nguyen!


Tony Raymer, LISW, RPT

Tony Raymer - Psychology Today Profile


Phuong Nguyen, LMHC, NCC

Phuong Nguyen - Psychology Today Profile