Behavioral Health Services
Crossroads acquired Recovery 4 Life, a behavioral health provider specializing in Substance Use Disorder, in 2019 with the aim of serving more clients in more diverse ways. We were impressed by R4L’s holistic approach to healing and knew combining our resources would help us to touch even more lives and provide better continuity of care treating the whole person. We’ve been hard at work since, developing a plan to begin offering behavioral health services here in western Iowa. Individuals struggling with substance abuse are vastly underserved here in Iowa and we look forward to bringing Recovery 4 Life’s successful counseling and addiction services to Iowa.
Helping to make this vision a reality is Amy Jeppesen, founder of Recovery 4 Life and now Crossroads of Western Iowa’s Behavior Health Director. Ms. Jeppesen is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and an Advanced Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor. She founded Recovery 4 Life in 2010 and led the way to industry-changing treatment, becoming the largest provider of Substance Use Disorder services in Idaho.
This journey included starting the first women’s trauma full intensive outpatient program, men’s trauma program, specialty programing for ages 19-25, and receiving a federal grant for her groundbreaking work. Ms. Jeppesen has worked on a national level through the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) as a board member, developing higher standards of care and best practices. Throughout her 25+ years of experience, Ms. Jeppesen has been committed to developing collaborative partnerships with community resources including Community Based Agencies, Mental Health Organizations, and local resources for housing, employment, and other community support to provide wraparound services, increasing the likelihood of success with clients and their families.
Please stay tuned for more information about behavioral health services from Crossroads of Western Iowa.
Project Hope is a series of free mental health support sessions that will help you cope with the changes brought on by Covid-19. Mental health experts will provide guidance on managing relationships, staying connected while socially distant, overcoming compassion fatigue, dealing with vicarious trauma and the loss of normalcy, and taking ownership of your time and building resiliency during a time everything feels out of control.
The virtual sessions, held throughout December and January, will each be two hours long and will touch on issues of particular importance to three main groups: first responders; essential workers; and students