Therapists in Ames, IA

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Delphine Weiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LISW
Verified
Delphine Weiss works with clients to find new ways to look at challenges in life. Many of us live with strain that comes from difficult relationships, loss, trauma, chronic pain, anxiety, and low motivation, to name a few. Delphine brings a non-judgmental approach to her work with clients, considering their environmental factors, and accepting where they currently are in life while focusing on their strengths.
(515) 329-9943 
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Ames, IA 50010
Not accepting new clients
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Kim Pontius
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
I work with adults and teens with mood disorders, anxiety, and eating disorders as well as couples experiencing relationship difficulties. I value the relationship that I establish with each person and believe it is the key to progress and success in therapy. To this end, I ask my clients for feedback so I can improve my approach based upon their goals and then incorporate this into sessions. Please give my office a call to experience therapy that works.
(515) 329-3093 
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Ames, IA 50010
Not accepting new clients
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Clear Brook Counseling Professionals
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC, CCH
Verified
NOW OFFERING MEDICATION MANAGEMENT IN ANKENY AND AMES. At Clear Brook Counseling Professionals, we work together to provide you the therapy - family, couples, or individual that will deliver the best results for your unique needs. We believe life has meaning, and every moment is worth living. That's the end goal. At Clear Brook you'll experience a team of counselors, proven treatment, and techniques that work. The process is about finding clarity in the situation, and seeing change. Clear Brook Counseling Professionals weave proven practices and life-exercises into your therapy to help foster results.
(515) 200-7584 
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Ames, IA 50010
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Ames Therapy & Consulting, PC
Counselor, PhD, MD, LMHCs, NCC, ACS
Verified
Ames | Des Moines Therapy clinical team provides therapy approaches and techniques which are evidence-based. Dr. Mooney, PhD, LMHC, NCC, ACS, 22 yrs experience, founder and owner. DR. Augspurger, MD, DLFAPA has over 40 yrs experience in psychiatry. Anna Sposeto, MS, TLMHC, CADC 7 yrs experience. Natalie Synders, MS, TLMHC. Corinn Folkert MS, tLMHC 2 yrs experience. Shatai Joiner, MS, LMHC with 7 years experience. Aryn Grywusiewicz MS, NCC, TLMHC with 5 yrs experience. Dr. Vincent Marziano, LP, Consulting Clinical Psychologist 20 years experience.
(515) 393-4982 
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Ames, IA 50010
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Shannon Haus
Pre-Licensed Professional, t-LMHC, MA
Verified
Each person is unique and as we walk through the journey of life there are bound to be occasional bumps in the road. With an emphasis on trauma-informed care I utilize EMDR, ACT and CBT to best fit your therapy goals. I specialize in treating substance use disorders, trauma related disorders, anxiety, depression, attachment, and sports performance issues.
(515) 454-2202 
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Ames, IA 50010
Offers online therapy
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Courtney Clippert-Treadwell
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
It's an honor and privilege to work with clients during, what might be, some of their most difficult moments in life. I find it rewarding to hear each client's story, help clients embrace their strengths, recognize personal resiliency factors, and feel more empowered. My approach is collaborative and integrative. I strive to create an affirming environment and atmosphere of safety, trust, and acceptance. Also, it's essential for me to understand client's worldview and cultural identities. I believe that a safe, supportive, and caring therapeutic relationship is an integral part of the change process.
(515) 575-9482 
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Ames, IA 50014
Offers online therapy
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Barbara Ann Kennedy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
I have private practice dedicated to working with people to help them identify, clarify and resolve their issues. Adolescents through adults are treated. I also provide services to veterans and do divorce mediation. Most insurances are accepted. Appointments are available in 2-3 business days.
(515) 800-4201 
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Ames, IA 50014
Offers online therapy
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Ellyn Nitchals-Kellner
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Ellyn Nitchals-Kellner is a licensed mental health counselor and a certified EMDR therapist. Ellyn believes that all people are capable of healing and growth, and is honored to work with you towards your goals. Ellyn’s clinical areas of interest include working with survivors of trauma including intergenerational trauma, violence and interpersonal trauma, and racial/ethnic trauma, as well as the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety, adjustment disorders, and personality disorders. She is experienced in helping clients work through sexuality and relationship issues, identity exploration, and chronic shame.
(515) 209-3806 
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Ames, IA 50010
Not accepting new clients
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Chrissy Flathers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker who has been providing therapy and counseling services for over 10 years. I have felt honored to be a witness to the growth, change, and healing that can occur in an individual or family's life through the therapy process. I aim to help people be healthier and happier in their lives and relationships.
(515) 337-8116 
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Ames, IA 50010
Not accepting new clients
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Bing Wall
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, PhD, LMFT
Verified
If you are having relationship problems or marital concerns, you will want a therapist who specializes in those issues. My expertise is marriage and I have helped thousands of couples heal from past hurts, get out of the "living as roommates" rut and improve their relationships. Both individuals and couples come to see me with their relationship issues, whether they are with each other, their children, parents, in-laws, step-family, careers, their future or their relationship with God. I've got a warm office, a listening ear and great ideas. Check out my hundreds of blogs at www.thrivingcouples.com.
(515) 212-2626 
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Ames, IA 50010
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Tami Wirth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT-S
Verified
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist. I take a special interest in utilizing play therapy techniques with young children and working with adults. My private practice is located in Ames.
(515) 512-4493 
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Ames, IA 50010
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April L Falzone
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
I believe that creating a safe environment for my client and developing a caring relationship is critical to successful therapy. I work adolescents and adults who have experienced abuse and trauma to expand internal resources, heal from past experiences, and explore new directions. I work with an emphasis on using Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I work with individuals on problems related to school, family communication, anxiety, eating disorders, depression, conflict with peers, self- harm, and abuse. I am certified in Prepare/Enrich for pre-marital or married couples.
(515) 512-5312 
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Ames, IA 50010
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Kate Van Pay
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
My goal as a therapist is to genuinely connect with and support clients in their journey. It is a privilege to walk with others on their path towards healing and knowing themselves. I strive to make sure my clients feel seen and heard as their true selves, experience warmth and security in the counseling room, and know that I unconditionally accept them. I believe therapy should be a true partnership between myself and my client; we are a team working toward your desired healing, growth, and change. I am committed to providing a safe and inviting atmosphere for all people, identities, and needs.
(877) 332-1577 
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Ames, IA 50014
Not accepting new clients
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Kaitlyn McDonald
Counselor, LMHC, ATR
Verified
Hello, I first want to welcome you to your journey of healing! I believe that every individual has the ability and power to heal and grow. I take a collaborative approach working with the client to achieve their own goals in therapy. The client is the expert of their own life. I see myself as a tool to navigate and empower my clients to make changes. I aim to assist you in understanding your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and how they relate to your current struggles and challenges. Learning how to process and experience emotions in a healthy environment allows you to have improved connections through your relationships.
(515) 993-7893 
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Ames, IA 50014
Offers online therapy
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Thomas Earl Loney
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
I utilize an integration of cognitive behavioral (CBT), person-centered, and solution focused therapy to help you identify the thoughts, emotions and behaviors interfering with your ability to be successful and achieve the balance and self-esteem to successfully meet the challenges in life, work, and relationships. We will work on disputing negative beliefs, and learning techniques that help create a positive energy and mindset that makes it possible to live a fulfilling life.
(515) 361-7372 
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Ames, IA 50010
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April Mahler
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
I am a licensed mental health counselor with an emphasis on trauma-informed and a cognitive behavioral approach. I utilize EMDR and CBT to best fit your therapy goals. I specialize in treating trauma related disorders, grief/loss, relationship issues, anxiety and depression.
(515) 305-2823 
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Ames, IA 50010
Offers online therapy
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Shane Kavanaugh
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified
Stress comes in many forms in our daily lives. When we get bogged down with memories from our past, or worries about our future, we become unable to fully participate in the present. My goal is to empower you to live as your most authentic self by creating a collaborative therapeutic atmosphere where you are the expert on your own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I utilize a cognitive-behavioral, strength-based, and solution-focused approach to help you explore and identify what's working, what you would like to change, and potential strategies to achieve your goals.
(515) 585-1035 
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Ames, IA 50010
Offers online therapy
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Madison Sweet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
I am a licensed, clinical social worker with an emphasis on a holistic, client centered, and trauma-informed approach. The process of beginning therapy can be a time of incredible vulnerability, whether this next step is for you, your child, or a loved one. I strive to create a safe and authentic environment to help my clients identify and achieve lasting change in their lives. Whether you are working through past trauma, processing a difficult season, or looking to improve your overall quality of life, I understand that you are the ultimate expert.
 
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Ames, IA 50010
Offers online therapy
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Ian Nelson-Johnson
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Currently Accepting New Clients. It takes tremendous courage to turn the spotlight inwards and work on ourselves. I consider it a genuine privilege to walk alongside people as we navigate their struggles and successes. It is why I have such deep respect for the people who walk through my office door. If you are that person, know this: ALL of you is welcome here. Meaningful relationships are central to our well-being, just as much as water or air; however, they often are the source of intense pain. Our therapeutic work will be built on a bedrock of trust, and focus on developing the relationships with yourself and others you deserve.
(855) 207-7834 
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Ames, IA 50014
Waitlist for new clients
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K.C. Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, MPH
Verified
I work with individuals of all ages to expand internal strengths and resources, and overcome stressors and barriers to life satisfaction. I have worked with college students, children, adolescents adults and families. I utilize a trauma sensitive approach in working with behavioral and emotional concerns. I strive to develop a positive and comfortable therapeutic relationship in a safe environment.
(515) 212-7388 
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Ames, IA 50010


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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Ames are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Ames then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Ames, or Child Psychologists in Ames.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Ames psychologists specializing in EMDR.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Ames specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.