Anxiety Therapists in Ames, IA

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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
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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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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Kelsi Macek
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Each person, couple, and family comes to therapy with a unique story and need. Yours is important and worthy of being understood and cared for. Whether you are looking for a listening ear, are considering a new way to overcome an issue, or are hoping for guidance toward a specific goal, you are welcomed. I guide individuals, couples, and families in working through and beyond anxiety , depression, trauma, relational distress, and other difficulties. I believe in the importance of identifying change that positively impacts both the present and the future, encouraging long-lasting fulfillment.
(515) 375-0807 
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Ames, IA 50010
Not accepting new clients
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Cori Uitermarkt
Counselor, MS, tLMHC
Verified
My clinical areas of interest include working with PTSD, substance abuse, anxiety , adjustment issues, spirituality, college students, couple's counseling, and the LGBTQIA+ community. I am trained in EMDR which is often used for individuals that have experienced trauma or a variety of other issues. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and take a holistic approach integrated with mindfulness, art therapy, EMDR, and a person-centered approach. Everyone is capable and worthy of change and growth, and I am committed to meeting you where you are on your healing journey.
(515) 209-3688 
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Ames, IA 50010
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Martha Norton
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CCDP-D, IADC
Verified
I specialize in Trauma/PTSD, Depression, Anxiety , Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, and Adoption Issues.
I have over 20 years of experience as a counselor. I do my best to develop a warm, safe environment for you to explore and grow. I work with all ages to expand internal resources, heal from past negative experience and explore new directions. I feel it is an honor to with clients, connecting the pieces of each person's unique experiencial puzzle and exploring ways to have more freedom to form the future.
(515) 462-0950 
Ames, IA 50010
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Kaitlyn McDonald
Counselor, LMHC, ATR
Verified
My experience has been working with people struggling with anxiety , depression, trauma, relationship issues, grief, addiction, eating disorders, stress, and dysfunctional family systems.
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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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
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Sarah Fleming Creativity & Healing, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW
Verified
We offer support and services for: depression, trauma, grief, highly sensitive people, plant-based eating, disordered eating, loss, anxiety , transitions, and Christian/spiritual growth counseling.
Sarah Fleming Creativity & Healing, LLC is a group practice offering online and in-person therapy and creative lifestyle coaching. We are able to see clients located in Iowa, Virginia, and Florida for therapy and we can provide coaching to clients globally. We look at the mind, body, and spirit as parts of self that profoundly affect one another. We believe in change, and that people can create the life they want. Our goal is to help people connect the dots as they explore dysfunctional ways of thinking, eating, relating, and behaving, and to support them in incorporating new ways of existing that lead to fulfillment and congruence.
(641) 900-6271 
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Ames, IA 50014
Offers online therapy
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Sue Stidwell, LMHC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMHC
Verified
I enjoy working with college age and above through older adult. Depression, anxiety , trauma and loss issues, ADHD are all areas of concern of clients that we can focus on together. Solution focused therapy, brief therapy, cognitive therapy, family systems therapy are all important as therapy approaches, with the best being truly listening to my clients to determine what they believe is possible through therapy. I have experiences with DMACC students, parenting classes, anger management classes for thirteen years, as well as mediating parenting plans for divorcing couples. I am a licensed mental health counselor in Iowa.
(515) 599-3168 
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Ames, IA 50010
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Thomas Patterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
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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Linda (Elle) Lawman
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Whether you're struggling with anxiety , depression, PTSD (trauma), grief, life changes, ADHD, anger, relationship issues, addiction, or parenting.
Life is hard, and none of us escape unscathed. We are all bruised and broken in some way. If we are fortunate, we have friends and family who walk beside us through the difficult times. Even so, we sometimes feel alone and at a loss as to how to move forward. We need further support from a trained professional who will walk beside us; offering support, empathy, insight, and encouragement. This is therapy. Counseling is one the great passions of my life. I have been counseling for almost 20 years and have wide and varied experience. I counsel all ages and use a variety of treatment methods tailored to each individual I see.
(641) 860-2622 
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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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Shannon Haus
Pre-Licensed Professional, t-LMHC, MA
Verified
I have experience working with clients who struggle with anxiety , depression, life transitional issues and complex trauma.
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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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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Kate Van Pay
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
I feel especially capable to work with trauma, anxiety , relationship concerns, perfectionism, and disordered eating and body image concerns.
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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Tricia Simmons
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
I believe that therapy is a partnership and I seek to gain a trusting and caring relationship with all my clients. I received my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. I have experience working in community mental health with at-risk populations and in a residential setting. I enjoy working with adolescents, adult individuals, and families with issues such as: Depression, Anxiety , Trauma/PTSD, substance use, and family of origin issues.
(515) 233-3971 x2 
Ames, IA 50010
Offers online therapy
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Nichole Olson
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
My areas of specialty include trauma, depression, anxiety , eating disorders, substance abuse, career concerns, relationship distress, and identity concerns (including sexual orientation, gender identity, and racial/ethnic identity).
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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Thomas Earl Loney
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
We will work on how thoughts and emotions interact, and how a person can combat negative thoughts to reduce stress, anxiety , and depression.
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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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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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
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Anxiety Therapists
At the core of anxiety is a mistaken appraisal of danger in which threats are exaggerated, triggering an array of negative feelings that overwhelm patients and lead to avoidant behavior. Therapists take aim at the three big components of anxiety—worry, physical arousal or edginess, and avoidance—by teaching one or more well-researched programs of skills that are custom-tailored to patients’ own worst thoughts.

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