STEPPS for Teens (Systems Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving for Emotional Intensity)

Date & Time Location Registration
4:30PM - 5:30PM
Broadlawns Medical Plaza, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 1761 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA Register Now


STEPPS for Teens is for youth ages 15-18 who are struggling with emotional intensity and mood dysregulation. This 12-week evidence-based educational and skills program will help those who have intense emotional reactions to even small triggers and/or those who struggle with interpersonal relationships due to poor boundaries.

Curriculum at a glance:

  • Understanding, noticing and managing intense emotions and reactions.
  • Learning to identify and challenge negative thinking patterns and push for positive behavioral changes.
  • Developing healthy communication skills to improve relationships.
  • Setting goals and developing healthy personal boundaries.
  • Practicing a healthy lifestyle

Facilitated by: Anna Hurst, LMSW and Kristin Bell, LISW

DATE/TIME: Mondays, February 13, 2023 through May 8, 2023, 4:00-6:00pm.

LOCATION: Broadlawns Medical Plaza, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 1761 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA

REQUIREMENTS: Parent(s) of teens participating in the STEPPS program are required to attend one of the following orientation sessions on Monday, January 30th, 4:30-5:30pm or Wednesday, February 1st, 4:30-5:30pm. Orientation is for parents only; teens will start the program on February 13th.

Regular attendance is required to participate in and continue the program. Teens can only miss a total of two sessions.

REGISTRATION: Register using the registration button above or contact Mary at (515) 282-3086. If needed, please leave a message including your contact information and e-mail address if desired. You will receive a return call confirming your registration.