The New You

Daily struggles with drinking, drug usage and other addictions can make you feel powerless and alone, but you have the power to change. At Prelude, our MET/CBT program helps young adults like you regain a sense of control and break the habits that are holding you back from the things you want in your life. Our team offers positivity, encouragement and support—not judgement. When you begin our program, you leave your baggage and guilt in the past and build a future around the person that you want to be: the new you.

At Prelude, we start all of our potential patients with an evaluation to make sure our MET/CBT  program is the right fit. After the evaluation, we’ll give you our treatment level of care recommendation. If your care recommendation includes CBT/MET, you’ll start with two private Motivational Enhancement Therapy sessions, followed by group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy sessions.

What is MET?

Motivational Enhancement Therapy
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MET stands for Motivational Enhancement Therapy. During this part of your treatment, you’ll meet with a trained counselor to talk about your goals and usage patterns. This is where you’ll both work together to achieve what you set in place.

For many young adults, finding the motivation to change is a struggle in itself. At Prelude, we help you discover your natural ability to encourage yourself and be your own advocate.

What is CBT?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
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CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The second part of the MET/CBT program involves meeting with others who are in the program to support one another, share stories and learn from each other’s experiences. In this setting, we’ll work as a group to develop skills to handle tough situations and make choices that benefit you in the long run.

Is MET/CBT Right for Me?

If you’re using drugs or alcohol on a more and more frequent basis and find yourself questioning if it’s time to stop—reach out for the help you need. Don’t hold off on getting an evaluation! This is the first step towards taking your life in a new direction.

Reaching out can be as easy as scheduling a quick chat with one of our counselors  to see if MET/CBT is right for you. We can schedule that over email or by phone—whichever you prefer. Let us know how you’d like to be contacted and we’ll follow up with you as soon as possible.

It’s About You.

We want to help you create the new you that YOU want to be. There is no mold that a person has to fit into. Our MET/CBT program is catered to you. The goals are yours. The coping mechanisms are yours. The action plan to the new you is yours.


Prelude Behavioral Services serves all of Eastern and Central Iowa. With two core facilities in Iowa City and Des Moines, we have locations and groups that meet where and when you can. If you would like to learn more about our services, the quickest way to reach us is by phone (24×7). Otherwise, you can use the contact form below.

Iowa City

430 Southgate Ave.
Iowa City, Iowa  52240
Phone: (319) 351-4357

Des Moines

3451 Easton Blvd
Des Moines, Iowa  50317
Phone: (515) 262-0349

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CARF Accredited

Prelude is a CARF accredited behavioral health organization.