Medication Services

Psychiatric Services

 The medical department at Turning Leaf provides psychiatric evaluations, medication management, brief solution-focused therapy, and referral for a wide range of mental health issues throughout the lifespan. We focus on medication to assist with managing symptoms, often combined with therapy. Achieving good health requires a balance between mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional factors. Therefore, 

Psychiatric Evaluation

Lasting approximately one hour, a psychiatric evaluation gets to the heart of why you need help. We ask questions to help guide us toward selecting the most appropriate medication and other treatment options for you. Reasons to seek our help may include experiencing feelings of sadness, worry, fear, hearing and seeing things you can’t explain, or feeling overly suspicious of others. You can bring anyone with you to this appointment if you feel they will help us better understand how you’ve been acting and feeling. 

Medication Management

Monitoring your medication therapy is an important part of getting and staying well. After finishing a psychiatric evaluation, medication management appointments provide you with routine care to see how well your medication is working and discuss any concerns you may have about treatment. 

Current Rates

Copays, Private Pay, and Sliding Fees are due at time of service

Shelby Allen-Benitz, ARNP, PMHNP-BC


  • Post-Master’s Certificate in Child/Adolescent Psychiatry- Allen College  
  • MSN,  Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing- Allen College
  • RN, ADN - North Iowa Area Community College
  • BA - Indiana University 

Biography of Work

  • Psychiatric Practitioner: Turning Leaf Counseling, Inc; Provide instruction for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitoner Master's Program (July 2016 to Present)
  • Assistant Professor: Allen College; Provide instruction for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitoner Master's Program (July 2016 to Present)
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner: WellSource; Provide Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Management. (July 2012 to August 2017) 
  • Psychiatric Registered Nurse: WellSource.  (May 2009 to July 2012) 
  • Psychiatric Registered Nurse: North Iowa Transition Center.  (September 2003 to May 2009) 
  • MDS Care Plan Coordinator: Concord Care Center.  (February 2003 to September 2003) 
  • Charge Nurse: Good Shepherd Health Center.  (November 2000 to February 2003) 
  • Charge Nurse- Bone Marrow Transplant Unit: Rochester Methodist Hospital.  (June 2000 to November 2000) 

Accepted Insurance

  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Wellmark)
  • Midlands Choice
    • Meritain
    • CIGNA
    • Health Partner
  • North Iowa Community Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • United Healthcare (Commercial Plans)
    • UMR
    • TriCare
  • Medicaid Managed Care---(Title 19)
    • AmeriGroup
    • United Healthcare of River Valley
  • Not Limmited to Only These

Contact Me

Shelby Allen-Benitz, ARNP, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner 

Call to make an appointment with  Shelby Allen-Benitz ARNP, PMHNP-BC

Phone: (641) 421-2089

Appointments are available: 

Monday 8:15 am to 5:00 pm 

Tuesday 8:15 am to 5:00 pm 

Wednesday 8:15 am to 5:00 pm 

Thursday 8:15 am to 5:00 pm 

Friday 8:15 am to 12:00 pm 

Patient Forms

Discounted/Sliding Fee Scale and Private Pay available upon request. No one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay.