Lisa Clement, LISW

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

Office Hours:
Monday 9am-4pm
Tuesday 9am-4pm
Wednesday 9am-4pm
Thursday 9am-4pm
Friday 9am-4pm
*Subject to availability

Call for an appointment: (515) 727-1338

Office Location: Johnston, IA

Education: Master of Social Work from University of St. Thomas; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wheaton College

Specialties: Preschool age through adolescence; individual and family therapy; parenting; attachment concerns; anxiety and mood disorders; trauma recovery

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Lisa Clement is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) who has been practicing in children’s mental health for over 20 years. She earned a Master’s of Social Work degree at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with a minor in Christian Education from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL.

Lisa has experience providing mental health services in a variety of different settings. Prior to moving to Des Moines in 2010, Lisa provided clinical supervision and therapy services within a children’s community mental health agency in Minneapolis, MN for nearly 12 years. She offered individual, family, and group/milieu-based therapy in day treatment, school, outpatient clinic, and home settings. She collaborated with County and District partners to establish a school mental health program within Minneapolis and other metro area schools. In the Des Moines area, Lisa has counseled children, youth, and young adults in private practice. Most recently, she served as Director of Clinical Services at a community mental health center providing clinical oversight to outpatient programs serving children and families. She has offered consultation and training to school staff around recognizing and addressing children’s mental health concerns and has proved to be an effective advocate for her clients.

Lisa utilizes various therapeutic treatment approaches in working with children, teens and their families. She takes a strength-based, developmental approach to her work, recognizing that each child and family is unique. Lisa is trained in several evidence-based practices for mental health assessment and treatment. She holds

National Certification in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner. Lisa is trained to provide Child-Parent Psychotherapy and has basic training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Clinical Areas of Interest include:

  • Anxiety and Mood Disorders
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Physical/Sexual Abuse
  • Childhood Behavior Issues
  • Parent and Child Relationship Concern
  • Attachment Disruptions
  • Foster and Adoptive Families
  • School Related Concerns

Therapist’s Statement

I have focused my career on assessing and addressing the needs of children and families, and I count it a privilege to walk alongside my clients in their journey towards growth and change. My approach to treatment uses an attachment lens, and I view parents/caregivers as key partners in the treatment process. I will seek to create therapeutic environment that promotes “felt safety,” and it is my goal to instill hope within each session. My personal and professional life experiences have shaped my clinical work allowing me to share compassion, encouragement, and strength with those whom I serve. I am thankful for the opportunity to integrate my Christian faith into therapy when desired and requested by my clients.

My husband and I have been married for 11 years, and we have two children. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, especially being active outdoors—biking, boating, walking, skiing, skating. I take pride in my Scandinavian roots and enjoy passing down Swedish traditions to my children. I love the four seasons, a good cup of coffee with flavored cream, deep conversations, and weekends without an agenda!


  • National Association of Social Workers
  • National Association of Christian Social Workers