Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Ames, IA

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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
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Thomas Patterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
I work largely from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy perspective as I have found this to be an effective approach for most people.
I often think of my role as one who guides clients through their experience of being 'lost in the woods' of their psychological space. Symptoms of being lost in this way are various sorts of anxiety, depression, a sense of meaninglessness, and a feeling of paralysis or just simply being stuck. I help clients minimize their needless suffering, interpret the valuable information the symptoms are presenting, with the ultimate goal of helping them reorient themselves to a more valued, purposeful experience in the world.
(515) 585-1339 
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Ames, IA 50010
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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
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John Mcdonald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
My approach in one of acceptance of your whole person and I draw from a variety of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, and trauma-informed techniques.
I am interested in meeting you where you are at on life's journey and providing support and guidance to help you get from feeling stuck to being on the track you want to be on. I do not take lightly my position as helper with your personal life and admire the courage it takes to seek help. The typical client I see is anywhere from pre-adolescence (developmental age 11) through adulthood.
(515) 808-5042 
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Ames, IA 50010
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Jessica Galvin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW
Verified
I am trained in CBT, TF-CBT, EMDR, ACT , and DBT.
We all experience bumps and bruises throughout our lives. When those bumps and bruises become too much to handle it can be very difficult to reach out for comfort and help, not knowing where to turn. It can make you feel defeated, helpless, and isolated. You don't deserve to walk through life just surviving day-to-day. I believe in meeting my clients where they are at in life, wherever that may be, and helping them to learn how heal and grow so they no longer are just surviving, but able to fully live their lives. I work from an open-minded, non-judgmental framework and believe in a true therapeutic partnership with my clients.
(515) 325-1381 
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Ames, IA 50013
Not accepting new clients
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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
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Mary Nii Munteh
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
I believe that childhood interactions play a huge part in the development of psychological pain, wounds, and hurts. I am sensitive to the process of therapy and work hard to make it a safe and trusting space for you and myself to work together. The here and now interactions in the room are important and I intentionally use them to foster the healing process. Your strengths and goals are important to the way I work because my aim is to free up the energy that has been suppressed by pain so that you can focus on the things that are important to you.
(515) 585-1248 
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Ames, IA 50014
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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
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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
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Izzy TenBrook
Psychologist, PhD, LP, LMHC, LPC
Verified
As you sit across from me, I want you to know that you are accepted as you are and that we will work collaboratively on your path forward. You will find that I am eager to get to know you fully, and that I am someone who values warmth, compassion, humor, and genuineness. My hope is to help you gain insight into your ways of being through deep emotional exploration and reflection, examination of interpersonal patterns, and exploration of familial and cultural influences, and to develop your sense of confidence and empowerment through the application of new strategies.
(515) 585-8958 
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Ames, IA 50014
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Leisha Ristau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
If you are looking for support, then you have already taken the first steps to a better you. Whatever the reason you are considering therapy, it would be my pleasure to aid you through your journey. I utilize a client-centered and a strength-based approach to support clients with reaching their goals.
(515) 393-4843 
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Ames, IA 50010
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Daniel Chavarria
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Building a strong therapist - client relationship is the basis of my therapeutic approach. I'm interested in working clients who are struggling in their current life stage or circumstances. Therapy is hard work, but through challenging dysfunctional thought processes and behaviors, change is possible.
(515) 361-7921 
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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
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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
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Soowhan Choi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have been trained to help my clients in hospitals, community, and university counseling centers. As a generalist psychologist, I have been working with young adults and university students with concerns related to anxiety, depression, intimate relationship, anger, the family of origin, alcohol and other drugs, and career-related issues.
(515) 498-3763 
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Ames, IA 50014
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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
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Nichole Olson
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
I feel grateful for the opportunity to walk alongside others on their journeys towards healing and growth. I take a collaborative, strengths-based, and empowering approach. I believe that the client is the expert in their life, and I view my role as being a guide as clients reflect on their experiences, identify areas that are causing distress, connect with their emotions, and work towards meaningful changes. I strongly believe that creating a therapeutic relationship that is safe, validating, and accepting is an essential component of the change process.
(515) 505-1997 
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Ames, IA 50014
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Pamela Sue Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LISW
Verified
I developed Living Years Counseling as a private practice to address the mental and emotional health needs of older adults and adult children of aging parents. The symptoms and behaviors vary widely, but are often consistent with anxiety, depression, grief or difficulty adjusting to changes of aging.
(515) 446-7330 
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Ames, IA 50010
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Central Iowa Psychological Services
CADC, PsyD, LISW, PhD, ARNP
Central Iowa Psychological Services helps enable children, teens, adults, and families to live more fulfilling and productive lives, children to be more resilient, and families to be happier and healthier. We serve the greater Des Moines area through multiple community sites, collaborations with local partnerships, and telehealth services. Conveniently located in West Des Moines, Ames, and Ankeny, our caring staff welcomes clients in a safe and accepting environment.
(515) 715-4895 
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Ames, IA 50010
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Kristin Boyd
Counselor, MS, tLMHC, CADC
Verified
Do you feel frustrated, anxious, sad, confused, hopeless, or hurt? Do you need something different? Are you ready for change? I work with adolescents ages 12+ and adults that are dealing with a variety of issues that could include depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, addictions, life changes, grief or something else. I work with individuals, couples, families, or groups. Whatever your needs, there IS hope.
(515) 373-8325 
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Ames, IA 50010
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Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps you accept the difficulties that come with life. ACT is a form of mindfulness based therapy, theorizing that greater well-being can be attained by overcoming negative thoughts and feelings. Essentially, ACT looks at your character traits and behaviors to assist you in reducing avoidant coping styles. ACT also addresses your commitment to making changes, and what to do about it when you can't stick to your goals.

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