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1527 Albia Road
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
Phone: (641) 682-8772
Fax: (641) 682-1924

Children Mental Health

Southern Iowa Mental Health Center offers therapy and psychiatry services for children and adults. 

We offer individual, family and group sessions. 

SIMHC has trained therapist to offer therapy modalities such as: 

Mindfulness Therapy (MT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and Play Therapy. 

We have therapists that specialize in Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT).  

SIMHC has a full time Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr. Hilda Mascaro. 

Dr Hilda Mascaro is a Medical Doctor and is trained in the full spectrum of psychiatry, but specializes in mental health disorders in patients under the age of 18. 

In addition, she has specialized training in the pharmaceutical options for those concerns. 

Dr. Hilda Mascaro is current accepting new patients and is available via telehealth.

In addition, Dr. Hilda Mascaro speaks fluent Spanish.

Dr. Hilda Mascaro sees patients of all ages. 



Integrated Health Home (IHH) services are available for children and adolescents. 

IHH is not a physical place, but rather a concept that includes a team of professional that can help individual and families navigate the healthcare system when needed. 

IHH is available for adolescents and children who receive Medicaid and have a mental health diagnosis.

The program focuses on the whole health of the individual, helping to coordinate both physical and mental health care needs as applicable.