At Magnolia Connection, we understand that psychiatric treatment is often a necessary and beneficial intervention to improve brain health. Our board-certified psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner can prescribe medication to aid in symptom reduction in many common child and adolescent-related diagnoses.


We believe that medication should be provided sparingly and conservatively, and medications will only be prescribed if it is deemed necessary.

If you are interested in scheduling an initial evaluation to discuss options with our provider, you may complete the intake packet found here. Once the packet has been submitted, we will contact you to schedule the initial evaluation appointment.

If you have questions regarding any of our services, connect with us to share what you are looking for in regards to testing on our website under “Get in touch” or by calling us at (515) 994-8255.

Frequently Asked Questions

Medication management is the process of meeting with a mental health professional who is trained on medication effectiveness and how it relates to each specific patient and diagnosis. Part of this process includes an initial consultation, changes/adjustments in prescriptions (if needed), and continuous monitoring.

Yes! The provider will collaborate with the client and family to determine an appropriate treatment plan that addresses symptoms. If the provider, client and/or family agree that a medication may be beneficial, you will be provided with important information regarding possible benefits or side effects, as well as a follow-up plan. The provider will only offer a prescription if the family agrees.

We provide medication management services to children, adolescents, and young adults. The ages range from 4 – 28 years old.

AETNA, Blue Cross Blue Shield/Wellmark, HealthPartners, Iowa Total Care, Midland’s Choice/Cigna, TriCare, UMR, United Healthcare/Optum, Wellpoint (formerly Amerigroup), and Cash Pay.

Our nurse practitioner is licensed in Iowa and Minnesota and provides services to clients within these two states.

Our Medication Management Team

Ellie Rizor, ARNP
Board Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Meet Ellie