Dr. Douglas Aupperle

PhD, HSPP

Licensed Psychologist

About Me

  • GENDER: Male (He/him/his)
  • LANGUAGE: English

I employ a number of therapy modalities through an Integrative Problem-Centered Therapy framework to address a wide range of issues children and adolescents are facing. These include abuse, attention disorders, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, depression, emotional regulation, grief/loss, LGBTQ+ issues, stress & coping and trauma. I utilize spiritually-integrated therapy to the degree that children, teens and their families need and wish to. I also provide psychological testing for children and teens to address a variety of cognitive and emotional questions.

I am a licensed psychologist working primarily with children, adolescents and their parents for over 30 years. I received my BA in Psychology from Creighton University in Omaha, followed by my MA and PhD in Clinical Child Psychology from DePaul University in Chicago. I also completed training at the Family Institute of Chicago and an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Des Moines Child & Adolescent Guidance Center. In addition, I am trained in EMDR trauma therapy and have also undergone considerable training in play therapy and LGBTQ+ affirming counseling over the years.

I strive to see the inherent worth and dignity in each person and to discover and build upon their unique gifts and strengths. I want to really hear and understand the narratives of my clients' lives that have led them to this particular place and time and help them think about and shape their stories in new ways moving forward. When I am not working, I recharge by engaging with art, music, film and theater. I'm also renewed by spending time in nature hiking, biking, and doing photography.


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Department
  • Counseling
  • Psychological Services
  • Training Programs
Specialty
  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety, Depression, Emotions
  • Attachment Disorder / Problems
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Gender Identity Issues
  • Grief or Loss
  • Hyperactivity
  • Identity Issues
  • Impulsivity
  • LGBTQ+ Affirming
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Parenting Issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicidality
  • Trauma
Therapy
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Child or Adolescent Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Parenting Skills
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychological Testing & Assessment
Client Focus
  • Adolescents (13-17 years)
  • Children (6-12 years)
  • Families
  • LGBTQ+
  • Toddlers (2-5 years)

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