The Diocese of Des Moines
Catholic Charities Therapist, Sharon Bandstra, honored for 20 years of mentoring U of I Department of Social Work interns
June 2, 2010
Written By: Trish Radke

Sharon Bandstra, counselor for more than 30 years with Catholic Charities, was honored by the University of Iowa Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Work students for her work with Department of Social Work Masters level interns for the last  20 years. Bandstra, Program Coordinator for Catholic Charities Counseling Program, says she's grateful that Catholic Charities allows her the time to help the next generation of counselors.


Catholic Charities Counseling Program offers professional individual, couple and family counseling services in downtown Des Moines, Altoona, Ankeny, Waukee, Perry and Council Bluffs. Licensed therapists work with clients of all faiths regarding a number of issues including depression, anxiety, stress, issues concerning relationships, child behavior problems, marital conflict, eating disorders, sexual abuse, separation and divorce issues, criminal behavior, addictions, physical handicaps, health problems and spiritual crisis. Insurance is now accepted and the program also serves those without insurance through a sliding scale fee structure that is based on income and family size. Evening appointments are available. To schedule an appointment contact the Des Moines office at 515-244-3761 or the Council Bluffs office at 712-328-3086. Save to