Depression Therapists in Ames, IA

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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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Ames Therapy & Consulting, PC
Counselor, PhD, MD, LMHCs, NCC, ACS
Verified
Depression ; Stress Management; Chronic Pain ; Long Term Illness; Cancer; Adjustment Disorders; Anxiety Disorders: Panic Disorder/ Generalized Anxiety/ Test Anxiety; Post Concussive Syndrome/Mild TBI; PTSD: Marriage Counseling, EMDR.
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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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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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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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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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
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Ian Nelson-Johnson
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
I feel especially capable to work with trauma, depression , grief and loss, anxiety, and men's issues.
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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Linda (Elle) Lawman
Counselor, t-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.
(800) 531-4236 
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Ames, IA 50014
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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
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Courtney Clippert-Treadwell
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
I specialize in trauma and PTSD, depression , anxiety, relational and familial concerns, and identity-related concerns (e.
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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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
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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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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
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Nicole Scherle Scheidel
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 20 years experience in the practice of psychotherapy. I received my Bachelor and Master degrees from Loyola University Chicago. I provide counseling to older adolescents and adult individuals. My specialties include depression , anxiety, life transitions, trauma, mood disorders, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and OCD. I work to provide my clients with a compassionate & supportive therapeutic alliance to help them address their current concerns and help them live a happier, healthier life.
(515) 368-8284 
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Ames, IA 50010
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Des Moines Therapy and Consulting, PC
Counselor, PhD
Verified
Depression ; Stress Management; Chronic Pain ; Long Term Illness; Cancer; Adjustment Disorders; Anxiety Disorders: Panic Disorder/ Generalized Anxiety/ Test Anxiety; Post Concussive Syndrome/Mild TBI; PTSD: Marriage Counseling, EMDR.
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) 519-3645 
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Ames, IA 50010
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Jessica Galvin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW
Verified
I have a great passion for working with individuals who struggle with relationship transitions, grief, depression , anxiety, personality disorders, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, and trauma.
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
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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
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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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Izzy TenBrook
Psychologist, PhD, LP, LMHC, LPC
Verified
I specialize in treating eating disorders, LGBTQIA+ identity exploration and coming out, anxiety disorders, depression , relationships, family stress, perfectionism, and self-esteem issues.
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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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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Depression Therapists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression therapists in Ames. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.