Family Therapists in Ames, IA

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Shannon Haus
Pre-Licensed Professional, t-LMHC, MA
Verified
If you have a teen struggling with substance use, are an adult working through inevitable life challenges such as anxiety, depression or trauma or are a couple or family focused on better, more healthy relationships I would be honored to walk this journey with you.
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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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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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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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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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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Clear Brook Counseling Professionals
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC, CCH
Verified
NOW OFFERING MEDICATION MANAGEMENT IN ANKENY AND AMES. At Clear Brook Counseling Professionals, we work together to provide you the therapy - family , couples, or individual that will deliver the best results for your unique needs. We believe life has meaning, and every moment is worth living. That's the end goal. At Clear Brook you'll experience a team of counselors, proven treatment, and techniques that work. The process is about finding clarity in the situation, and seeing change. Clear Brook Counseling Professionals weave proven practices and life-exercises into your therapy to help foster results.
(515) 200-7584 
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Ames, IA 50010
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Abundant Life Counseling
Counselor, IADC, LMHC
Verified
I have been trained in Filial Play Therapy, teaching parents to use non-directive play therapy with their children to create change in the family system.
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
Offers online therapy
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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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Warren H Phillips
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Clinicians at Central Iowa Psychological Services put client's first and see ourselves as facilitators for your growth. We help you deal with emotional problems, relationship/ family concerns, and several learning and behavioral issues with all ages. We use psychological testing and empirically-based counseling strategies along with our expert knowledge and experience in helping people change. We are located in Ames, Ankeny, and Des Moines Iowa. You can view our therapist's specialties and resume's on our web site at www.iowacounseling.com.
(515) 233-1122 
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Ames, IA 50010
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Central Iowa Psychological Services
CADC, PsyD, LISW, PhD, ARNP
Central Iowa Psychological Services (CIPS) is a unique group of psychologists, nurse practitioners, marital and family therapists, social workers, and substance abuse counselors.
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
Offers online therapy
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Amy Halls
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
My name is Amy Halls and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I believe that everyone experiences pain and distress in their life, and there are times when you need someone to walk beside you and help you through that journey. I want each client to have a safe, non-judgmental and understanding environment to explore stressors, relationships, and life transitions. I use a very collaborative approach by listening to my clients, establishing their goals, and then providing insight, wisdom, techniques and skills to help them overcome and move through their difficulties.
(515) 393-6380 
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Ames, IA 50011
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Dawn M Doerr-Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LMHC, NCC
Verified
You do you! As a therapist I utilize expressive arts and experiential therapies to help you examine and work through the issues you are having, and in a way that works for you as an individual. Anxiety and depression often respond well to experiential therapies. Let's dig in and get our hands dirty. I'll be right beside you! I provide counseling to individuals, families and group therapy. I offer school based services for students, and can also provide family therapy.
(515) 808-5233 
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Ames, IA 50010
Not accepting new clients
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Hannah Overstake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
I have experience working with people of all ages, but my passion and expertise are with young children through adolescence. I have training in play therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and EMDR. I enjoy working with a wide range of client's on a wide-range of issues: depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, behavioral/school problems, and issues within the family system. My goal is to help my clients learn skills that they can implement and live up to their greatest potential. I look forward to hearing from you.
(515) 219-4593 
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Ames, IA 50012
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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Chrissy Flathers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
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
Not accepting new clients
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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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Andrew Bradley
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
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
Offers online therapy
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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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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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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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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Ames are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Ames then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Ames, or Child Psychologists in Ames.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Ames psychologists specializing in EMDR.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Ames specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.