Therapists in Story County, IA

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Photo of Tami Wirth, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Story County, IA
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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Elizabeth Herrington
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
I am a faith based Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I graduated in May of 2001 (Colorado Christian University) with a Masters of Arts in Counseling. I am a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. I have been in private practice since 2001. My passions are Individuals, Marriage and Family, Eating Disorders/Body Image, Adolescents, Grief, Hope, Anxiety, and Soul Care.
(515) 375-0219 
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Gilbert, IA 50105
Offers online therapy
Photo of Madison Sweet, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Story County, IA
Madison Sweet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
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
Offers online therapy
Photo of Carol Caskey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Story County, IA
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
Offers online therapy
Photo of Delphine Weiss, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Story County, IA
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
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Kim Pontius, Counselor in Story County, IA
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
Photo of Kelsi Macek, Marriage & Family Therapist in Story County, IA
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
Photo of Kaitlyn McDonald, Counselor in Story County, IA
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
Offers online therapy
Photo of Linda (Elle) Lawman, Counselor in Story County, IA
Linda (Elle) Lawman
Counselor, t-LMHC
Verified
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
Offers online therapy
Photo of Cori Uitermarkt, Counselor in Story County, IA
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
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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
Photo of Kelly Dianne Shea, Marriage & Family Therapist in Story County, IA
Kelly Dianne Shea
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I enjoy working with people who are at some kind of crossroads in their lives. There's a problem to be resolved, a decision to make, a change that needs to happen. Sometimes we all need a compassionate listener and an honest, candid guide on the path to making our next move in life. I prefer a collaborative approach, working together to reach resolution.
(515) 512-5546 
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Ames, IA 50010
Offers online therapy
Photo of Kate Van Pay, Psychologist in Story County, IA
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
Photo of Melinda Ann Wadsley, Counselor in Story County, IA
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
Photo of April L Falzone, Counselor in Story County, IA
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
Photo of Clear Brook Counseling Professionals, Marriage & Family Therapist in Story County, IA
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
Photo of Monique Jeanette Maldonado, Counselor in Story County, IA
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
Photo of Michelle Roling, Counselor in Story County, IA
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
Photo of Leisha Ristau, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Story County, IA
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
Photo of Izzy TenBrook, Psychologist in Story County, 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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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Story County 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 Story County 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 Story County, or Child Psychologists in Story County.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Story County 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 Story County 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.