BlueCross BlueShield Therapists in Ames, IA

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Photo of Izzy TenBrook, Psychologist in Ames, IA
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Monique Jeanette Maldonado
Counselor, MACP, IADC, LMHC
Verified
Searching for help is a courageous first step to change. You may be feeling anxious or depressed. Are you looking for support in changing addictive behaviors from a non-judgmental approach? Perhaps you have experienced traumatic events that have left you feeling "stuck." Or maybe you have relationship issues and aren't sure where to go from here. Many of my clients have experienced grief and loss and simply need support working through the stages of grief. I have also served children and families. Whatever your needs, there IS hope.
(515) 500-2103 
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Ames, IA 50010
Offers online therapy
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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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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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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
Jocelyn Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MDiv, LCSW, LISW
Verified
We care about people and this is visible in the services we provide. The owner, Jocelyn Wilson, is a clinical social worker with 15+ years of experience. She holds Master of Social Work / Master of Divinity degrees from the University of Chicago. Francine Ybarra-Rojas is marriage and family counselor with 25+ years of experience in Europe, Central and South America. She holds a Master of Family Studies Degree from Iowa State University. Both clinicians have experience in rural / urban / suburban settings with ages 3+. They blend traditional & expressive methods to help people shift out of inertia toward something new.
(515) 338-2929 
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Ames, IA 50010
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Melinda Ann Wadsley
Counselor, MS, NCC, LMHC
Verified
TAKING NEW CLIENTS Hello, I am a person-centered and strengths-based counselor. I am trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy (which is a type of CBT) and hypnosis. I specialize in couples counseling and women's issues. I also work with children of all ages and their parents. I have been practicing in the field of mental health since 2009. If you are looking for a warm, positive, and experienced counselor, give me a call. :) I also have a team of counselors who work with me and I would be happy to introduce you to any of them.
(515) 393-4870 
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Ames, IA 50010
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Michelle Roling
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, CEDS
Verified
I offer teletherapy for Iowa residents- Schedule through my web site: www.michelleroling.com As a certified eating disorder specialist with fifteen years of experience in the field, I walk the healing journey with clients struggling with multiple disordered eating and body image struggles. I am skilled working with self-harming behaviors, relationship concerns, negative self-esteem, anxiety ,depression, OCD, PTSD, Truama, Identity, grief...
(515) 423-0958 
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Ames, IA 50010
Not accepting new clients
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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
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Martha Norton
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CCDP-D, IADC
Verified
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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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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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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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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BlueCross BlueShield Therapists
BlueCross BlueShield insurance provides coverage for behavioral health services in Ames. BCBS HMO-style plans cover in-network providers while PPO plans provide a benefit that can be applied to either in-network or out-of-network providers. Blue Cross Blue Shield may not require a referral from your primary care practitioner for covered behavioral health services.

Some BCBS Therapists in Ames only have room for a few insurance slots in their schedule, so it's important to confirm in-network availability when you book your first appointment.

Blue Cross Blue Shield companies are independently owned and community-based healthcare insurers. BCBS is the largest health insurer in the US, covering 110 million members in 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Nationwide, more than 1.7 million health care providers contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.

Here’s a link to more information on how insurance works to cover behavioral health benefits.