Melissa A Kress

Pre-Licensed Professional, tLMHC

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Melissa A Kress

Pre-Licensed Professional, tLMHC

She/Her/Hers


Location

Offers online therapy

Grace C Mae Advocate Center
260 33rd Avenue Southwest
Suite J
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 450-7861

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Announcement icon Currently offering in person appointments Monday and Wednesdays in Cedar Rapids, Telehealth offered Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning.
Sometimes it is hard for parents and children to understand each other's needs, wants and desires within the family relationship at any age, let alone effectively communicate our feelings in kind, respectful language without hurting others. As adults we may worry about how we look and seem to others, or have some other underlying issue we aren't comfortable sharing with others or may struggle to build deeper meaningful relationships to build our support network. Most clients have struggles fitting in socially, have relationship problems at home or just need someone besides a partner, or parent to talk to.
As a mental health professional, I understand the complexities of life through the varying seasons or stages of growth and development through adulthood and beyond. I specialize in play therapy for all ages, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which works on identifying patterns in thoughts, feelings and behaviors, so we can work on positive changes going forward.
If you are stuck in a life situation, emotional rut or just don't know what or who to turn to for guidance, maybe you have been struggling with isolation, past trauma, or have a child that just doesn't seem to get along well with others at home or school, feel free to call and schedule an appointment today!

Finances

Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna | Aetna Coventry
  • Amerigroup
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • HealthPartners of MN and WI
  • Medicaid
  • Midlands Choice
  • Wellmark BCBS
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 2 Years
  • Prelicense: Iowa
  • School: Upper Iowa University, Waterloo, Iowa.
  • Year Graduated: 2019
  • Supervisor: Lindsay Meade
  • Supervisor License: Iowa / 086289
Melissa specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder in both children, teens/adults. All diagnosis welcome.

Location

Grace C Mae Advocate Center
260 33rd Avenue Southwest
Suite J
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 450-7861
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Autism
  • Stress
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Multicultural, LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Sports Performance
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Hispanic and Latino
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Blind Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Little Person Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Adlerian
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Jungian
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sandplay
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
  • Trauma Informed Care
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 17 Oct 2021
Melissa A Kress, tLMHC, Pre-Licensed Professional in Cedar Rapids
Melissa A Kress

Pre-Licensed Professional, tLMHC