Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Ames, IA

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Photo of Sue Stidwell, LMHC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ames, IA
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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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
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Josh Vander Zwaag
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CFRA
Verified
I believe in a strength based and solution focused approach while utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Person-Centered Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Walden University. Prior to starting with Compass Tree Counseling, I was employed as a police officer for 12 years. I have a deep sense of compassion for all people and I strive to make a positive impact and a difference in the lives of my clients so they can achieve their maximum potential and reach their personal goals. I do my best to create a safe and comfortable environment so my clients can explore, grow, and heal. I enjoy working with teenagers, college students, adults, couples, families, and first responders (Certified First Responder Counselor).
(515) 212-7346 x2 
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Ames, IA 50010
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Kaitlyn McDonald
Counselor, LMHC, ATR
Verified
Some of the training I have been so lucky to be part of is American Art Therapy Conference (AATA), Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy (TIYT), Associate Partner Trauma Therapist (APTT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Trauma Focused ( CBT -TF).
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
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Joann Seeman Smith, Ph.D., LLC
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified
I work with children as young as age 2, adolescents, adults, and families. I use theraplay principles to work with attachment issues, conduct play therapy, and use cognitive behavioral and interpersonal theories when working with clients. I work with a variety of issues including, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, behavior disorders, trauma, bedtime struggles, as well as enuresis and encopresis.
(515) 705-0598 
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Ames, IA 50010
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Tricia Simmons
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
To help clients move forward in their goals, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as primary therapeutic approaches.
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
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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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Monique Jeanette Maldonado
Counselor, MACP, IADC, LMHC
Verified
I offer a variety of ways to achieve change: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Mindfulness; DBT skills training; Attachment Based Therapy; Motivational Interviewing and Trans-theoretical Model of change.
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
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Tami Wirth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT-S
Verified
I am trained in Play Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), TF- CBT (Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy); PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy) and CPP (Child Parent Psychotherapy).
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 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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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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Abundant Life Counseling
Counselor, IADC, LMHC
Verified
I have also completed training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to work with children who have experienced trauma.
I enjoy working with families and children and have done so in one capacity or another for 25 years. It was while I was working in the field of addictions that I realized how the family system influences and shapes us. I joined the American Association of Christian Counselors in 1998 and like to incorporate my faith in the counseling process. I am a foster and adoptive parent, which lead to my interest in attachment and trauma issues. I provide therapy for anxiety, depression, co-dependency, sexual abuse and addictions, as well as play therapy for children with behavior problems.
(515) 599-3179 
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Ames, IA 50010
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Chrissy Flathers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
I have been trained in and utilized a variety of evidence based therapy modalities (EMDR, PCIT, play therapy, TF- CBT , and MDFT).
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
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Andrew Bradley
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
I am specifically trained in multiple types of narrative and cognitive behavioral therapies.
As a retired Marine, a licensed pilot, a scuba diver, and a linguist, I have a varied and multicultural background and am able to connect well with people of different cultures. In addition to a Masters in Professional Counseling, I have a Seminary degree in Pastoral Counseling. After serving as an Arabic and Persian Farsi linguist in the Marine Corps, I decided to continue a life of service by helping people find healing and personal growth. As a Veteran who served in Iraq and in Combat, I have special insight to help fellow Service Members.
(515) 500-2151 
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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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K.C. Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, MPH
Verified
I utilize EMDR, play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, sand tray therapy, art therapy, and interpersonal therapy methods.
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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Madison Sweet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
I use a variety of treatment modalities and I am certified in TF- CBT and trained in CPP (Child-Parent Psychotherapy), play therapy, and other evidence-based models.
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 the perinatal or postpartum period, or looking to improve your overall quality of life, I understand that you are the ultimate expert.
 
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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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Cathy Hugghins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
I utilize strengths-based, family systems, and cognitive theories as well as faith-based principles for those who wish to include that as an active part of therapy.
My practice offers a calm, supportive atmosphere for clients to share their concerns. I provide counseling for individuals at all stages of life experiencing stress from life transitions (such as college, job loss/change, empty nest, retirement, recent move), anxiety, depression, serious illness, relationship concerns including divorce/end of relationships and grief. I welcome those seeking to increase their own understanding of the family dynamics/patterns at work in their family of birth as well as current family or friendship circle. I also provide guidance for those desiring to change/improve communication within their lives.
(515) 619-5291 
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Ames, IA 50010
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Adria Booth-Wilkinson
Counselor, MS, tLMHC
Verified
Modalities I incorporate are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist (LMHC) that provides therapy suited to fit individual needs. My clinical experience includes; child, adolescent, and family therapy, marriage and relationship counseling, life transition, depression/anxiety, substance use and dual diagnosis, and general life issues. I specialize in sexual issues and mental health, across the life span, with an emphasis on healing from sexual trauma. I provide a safe place to discuss concerns within the realm of sex, such as concerns over intimacy, concerns about sexual desire or arousal, sexual anxieties, sexual interests, or orientation.
(515) 298-5942 
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Ames, IA 50010
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists
Cognitive-behavioral therapy stresses the role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. It is based on the belief that thoughts, rather than people or events, cause our negative feelings. The therapist assists the client in identifying, testing the reality of, and correcting dysfunctional beliefs underlying his or her thinking. The therapist then helps the client modify those thoughts and the behaviors that flow from them. CBT is a structured collaboration between therapist and client and often calls for homework assignments.

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