Female Therapists in Ames, IA

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Photo of Barbara Ann Kennedy, Marriage & Family Therapist in Ames, IA
Barbara Ann Kennedy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
I have experience helping women with transitions in their life such as children leaving home, decisions about education and job changes, mid-life changes, empty nest time.
I have private practice dedicated to working with people to help them identify, clarify and resolve their issues. Adolescents through adults are treated. I also provide services to veterans and do divorce mediation. Most insurances are accepted. Appointments are available in 2-3 business days.
(515) 800-4201 
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Ames, IA 50014
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Madison Sweet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
I also hold a specialized certification in Perinatal Mental Health to offer therapeutic support to women experiencing symptoms of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
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 a difficult season, 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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Dawn M Doerr-Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LMHC, NCC
Verified
I have special interest in and extensive experience in working with young women , providing a safe environment for my clients to feel unconditional positive regard as they work through their concerns with an empathetic, understanding, strength based counselor.
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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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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Nichole Olson
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
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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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
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Courtney Clippert-Treadwell
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
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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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
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Abundant Life Counseling
Counselor, IADC, LMHC
Verified
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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Mary Nii Munteh
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
I believe that childhood interactions play a huge part in the development of psychological pain, wounds, and hurts. I am sensitive to the process of therapy and work hard to make it a safe and trusting space for you and myself to work together. The here and now interactions in the room are important and I intentionally use them to foster the healing process. Your strengths and goals are important to the way I work because my aim is to free up the energy that has been suppressed by pain so that you can focus on the things that are important to you.
(515) 585-1248 
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Ames, IA 50014
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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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Carol Caskey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSEd
Verified
Hello! My name is Carol. I enjoy meeting new people, and I would love to meet you. I have been working with people to improve their lives for over 20 years. Many people I meet are struggling with feeling anxious, sad, and feeling overwhelmed. Often there are struggles with relationships, not feeling loved, not knowing how to connect, feeling lonely. Grief over many small losses or just one big one, it can be hard to adjust. These are common issues that I can help you work through. Making better decisions, becoming happier and more confident, and better understanding yourself are often achieved along the way.
(515) 220-2864 
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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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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
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Kaitlyn McDonald
Counselor, LMHC, ATR
Verified
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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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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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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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
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Sarah Fleming Creativity & Healing, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW
Verified
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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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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