Heartland Christian Counseling

About Heartland Christian Counseling

In 2002, Heidi Vermeer-Quist, PsyD joined Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in Pella and Des Moines. Both clinics grew into thriving outpatient clinics serving thousands of clients every year. Now Heidi and her husband Chad have assumed ownership of these clinics. Heartland Christian Counseling continues to provide excellant psychological services to the Des Moines and Pella communities and surrounding area.
Our mission is to provide excellence in Christ centered psychological services to our community loved by God.
Our values include professional excellence, Christian integrity, and compassion.
Our vision is to strive for professional excellence and continuous improvement in all our services, to continue to provide Christ-centered psychological services to the persons we serve, to provide psychological resources to the communities we serve, and to be distinctly Christian while humbly serving all who require assistance.


Psychological Testing Intern

May 2021 - August 2021 Pella, IA
“When I began at Heartland, I immediately recognized that I joined a team of caring clinicians that found a high level of personal fulfillment in their jobs. Even though I did not have any experience in a clinical setting, my supervisor always took the time to answer my questions and weigh my comments. I was grateful for the level of trust that Heartland put in me, as I was tasked with administering psychological tests to patients in one-on-one settings. This summer internship gave me an inside look at what clinical psychologists do every day, giving me a foundation upon which I can choose a career in psychology that best suits me. ”


September 2020 Pella, IA
“Interning at Heartland was such a fantastic experience. The staff were all so welcoming and helpful, and the experiences I had there were so memorable and educational. I'll always remember my time at Heartland as one of my best experiences. ”
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