Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient therapy services at UCS are a key element of our integrated treatment philosophy. Patients begin to discover the root causes behind substance use disorders and addiction and work with their counseling and therapy team to develop an individual plan for living in recovery. Outpatient therapy services are available at UCS for individual sessions and in group therapy settings covering a wide variety of topics. Contact us today for more information and the current therapy topic schedule at any of our locations.

Group Therapy Sessions - Des Moines

Please contact us for a complete schedule of groups in our Des Moines office or click here for a current schedule. Please note these sessions are subject to change. Groups are available during the times listed below.

  Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. No evening group
Saturday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. No afternoon group No evening group

Group Therapy Sessions - Ankeny


 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Early Recovery Skills

 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Relapse Prevention Skills

 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Life Skills

 6:30 — 7:30 p.m. - Early Recovery Skills

 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Relapse Prevention Skills


 No sessions

Wednesday No sessions

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Recovery/Probation & Parole

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Life Skills

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Living in Recovery

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Communication Skills

7:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Talking About Change


 No sessions

Group Therapy Sessions - Knoxville

Time Group
Tuesday 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Early Recovery Skills
Tuesday 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Communication Skills
Tuesday 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Conflict Resolution
Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Communication Skills
Wednesday 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Co-Occurring Disorders Group
Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Co-Occurring Disorders Group
Wednesday 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Relapse Prevention
Wednesday 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. 12 Step Facilitation
Thursday 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Early Recovery
Thursday 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Relapse Prevention

Group Therapy Session Descriptions

Achieving Your Potential: Self-esteem and Beyond

This is a group that will explore self-esteem and self-confidence, self-acceptance, self-satisfaction and learning who you are as a person after getting clean and sober.

Anger Management Group

This group targets the physiological responses of anger and provides strategies to manage responses to increase successful outcomes.

Co-Dependency Group

A group focused on understanding what co-dependent behavior is and how to manage difficult relationships.

Co-Occurring Coping Skills Group

This is an open process group to talk anything that you are encountering as you move through the recovery process

Communication Skills

This group targets improvement of communication skills to include roadblocks, styles, and repairing relationships.

Conflict Resolution

This group helps you to think about how you react to conflict and learn skills to strengthen impulse control when faced with conflict.

Continuing Care Group

Group is intended for those stabilized in recovery to gain supports and insight into recovery process.

Early Recovery Skills

Group focus is to help individuals understand various aspects of addiction including stages and strategies of early recovery efforts.

LGBT Group

This group focuses on the specific concerns, challenges and needs of people who are working in recovery that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

Life Skills

Group focus is on learning or relearning the skills associated with managing and living a better quality of life.

Living in Balance

In this group you will explore your substance use and develop coping skills to be able to better handle your substance use.

Living with Children

This group focuses on learning the impact that substance abuse or addiction has on the family, particularly parent-children relationships

Men’s Group

All male clients are invited to this group to focus specifically on men's issues and how they relate to recovery.

Mindfulness Relapse Prevention

Not your ordinary relapse prevention group. This group focuses on using mindfulness strategies and ways to quiet the triggers and cravings.

Orientation Group

The group reviews policies, procedures and expectations at United Community Services, Inc. One-time attendance is expected.

Recovery in the Community

An introductory group that invites participants to explore whether or not the 12-steps could be helpful in their recovery.

Recovery/Probation and Parole

Group focus is for those who have historically struggled with addiction and legal involvement. Group highlights how to change thinking processes to encourage effectiveness.

Relapse Prevention Formal Program

Four week group, specifically designed for those who have had a period of recovery and are struggling with relapse issues. This program is by referral only.

Relapse Prevention Skills

This group is designed to help cope with both early recovery and develop insight into strategies to prevent relapses from occurring. This is the second-part of Early Recovery Skills.


Five week addiction education curriculum shared in a process-style group. Patients must have a referral to attend this group.

Sober Recreation

Group focuses on early recovery activities to help increase the number of pleasurable-activities one may have lost during their addiction.

Spanish Group

This is a Spanish-speaking group facilitated by a bi-lingual counselor focusing on early recovery and relapse prevention skills.

Talking About Change (Referral Only)

Talking about change is designed for those who might be contemplating a change in their use patterns but might not yet be ready to engage in more intensive treatment.

Topic Diversity

This process group explores how cultures and backgrounds impact recovery.

Trauma and Recovery

A skills-based group focusing on the improvement of symptoms related to substance use disorders and the impact of any situation that has caused great distress and disruption to life.

Women’s Group

All female clients are invited to participate in a discussion about recovery and women-specific issues and strategies pertinent in developing support and healthy lifestyles

Locations where these services are available

Des Moines


UCS Healthcare
4908 Franklin Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310
United States

Location Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday - Thursday: 6:00 am-8:30 pm
Friday: 6:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 6:00 am-2:00 pm
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UCS Healthcare
813 N. Lincoln Street, Suite #15
Knoxville, IA 50138
United States

Location Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 7:00 am-4:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: Closed
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UCS Healthcare
1555 SE Delaware Ave, Suite M
Ankeny, IA 50021
United States

Location Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am-4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am-4:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
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