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

Date & Time Location Registration
4:00PM - 6:00PM
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: Jenny Erdman, CRC, LMHC and Anna Hurst, LMSW

DATE/TIME: Mondays, October 3rd, 2022 through December 19th, 2022, 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, September 12th, 4-5pm or Monday, September 26th, 5-6pm. Orientation is for parents only; teens will start the program on October, 3rd.

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.