Jayci Kuhns, LISW

Insurance Accepted:
Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield
United Health Care
NOT a Medicaid/Medicare Provider

Office Hours:
Monday 9am-4pm
Tuesday 9am-4pm
Thursday 9am-4pm

Call for an appointment: (515) 727-1338

Office Location: Waukee, IA

Education: Master of Social Work from University of Iowa; LISW

Specialties: Preschool through adolescence, Parents, Families, Young couples


Jayci Kuhns is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) and earned an undergraduate and graduate degree from University of Iowa (Go Hawks!) in social work. Jayci has 6 years of experience in working with youth and families in overcoming behavioral and emotional struggles. She has worked with the department of Human Rights in building up student councils and giving them a voice in their communities. She has also been very involved in her own community, working as a school district therapist for the last 4 years. Jayci also opened her own LLC, Heartland Whole Health, to empower women in their journey to a happier and healthier mind and body. Jayci sees the value in empowering clients to have a voice and encouraging positive decision making that leads to changed lives. She has provided individual, group, family and couples counseling. Jayci utilizes various treatment approaches in therapy, but always strives to be compassionate, approachable, and mindful of client experiences.

Clinical Areas of Interest Include:

• Anxiety and Mood Disorders
• Biblical counseling
• Mindfulness and awareness
• Lifestyle coaching and support with women
• ADHD (Children and Teens)
• Oppositional Defiant Disorder (teens)
• Physical/Sexual Abuse
• Blended Family Concerns
• Relationships
• Self-harm or suicidality (teens)
• Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (children and teens)
• Future planning/life transitions/adjustment disorders (teens and early adults)
• Childhood Behavior Issues
• Family/Parent and Child Issues

Therapist’s Statement

I am a Mom to two joyfully-souled boys, a beautiful baby girl, and wife to a man that matches the same heart as they do. They are a light to my life on earth. I love spending time with them outdoors and most summer weekends you can find us at the campgrounds throwing the ball around or roasting marshmallows by the fire. I also have a passion for weightlifting and I enjoy learning and reading anything I can get my hands on. I love early mornings with coffee, a sunrise, and uplifting biblical quiet time to start my day. Community is everything to me. Whether it is my nuclear family, my church community, my school district community, my husband’s fire fighting community; I love team dynamics and just being in the presence of people building other people up! Now, I get to call Family Legacy my community too and I am extremely grateful!

My passion is in the opportunity to work with teens, families, and young couples as they battle life’s hardships and grow as individuals and teams. I would be so grateful if you chose me to step into your community and empower you in a journey of self-learning and growth.