Our model of care is a response to the inadequate view and application of modern psychology, which often reduces the understanding of the human person. As a consequence, the scope of practice becomes limited, and mental health means nothing more than the alleviation of symptoms.

The foundation of our model of care rests on a thorough and proper understanding of the human person as:
  • A body-soul composite
  • Relational, requiring union with others
  • Principally seeking happiness
  • Having three powers of the soul: intellect, will and passions
  • Properly ordered when the intellect knows the truth, the will seeks the good and the passions effectively engage reason, inclining us toward good and away from harm
  • Empowered through virtue to properly order the powers of the soul and to pursue happiness

Integrative Psychology Services emphasizes that mental health is not just the absence of symptoms. Rather, it is characterized by living a flourishing life; a life engaged in what is true, good and beautiful.

What makes us unique
 

Kevin Kilcawley, Psy.D

Dr. Kevin Kilcawley is a licensed psychologist in Iowa, offering services in the greater Des Moines area. He is certified both locally and nationally as a health service provider.

Dr. Kilcawley is the founder of Integrative Psychology Services, a comprehensive mental health clinic that emphasizes mental health is not just the absence of symptoms. Rather, it is characterized by living a flourishing life; a life engaged in what is true, good and beautiful.

Prior to founding Integrative Psychology Services, Dr. Kilcawley practiced clinical psychology at multiple mental health clinics across the country. In addition to general mental health, he has experience in specialty areas including child-centered play therapy, cognitive and personality assessment, substance abuse and addiction, consultation and review of marital tribunal cases, pornography addiction, geriatric and end of life issues and more.

He received a Doctorate of Psychology and a Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences in Arlington, VA. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy from Benedictine College in Atchison, KS.

Dr. Kilcawley resides in Clive, Iowa with his wife and children.