Melissa A Kress

Counselor, LMHC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
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(319) 450-7861 Website

Melissa A Kress

Counselor, LMHC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

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

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Announcement icon Currently offering in person appointments Monday and Wednesdays in Cedar Rapids, Telehealth offered Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning.

About

Sometimes putting yourself first is one of the most challenging things to do, asking for help taking care of your mental health feels overwhelming these days. Add in daily stressors of managing schoolwork, job stress, family drama, peer conflict and just struggling to function normally can be too much for children and adults. 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. Counseling can offer an outlet to process your concerns outside of that network.
As a mental health professional, I understand the complexities of life through the varying seasons or stages of growth childdevelopment 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
  • 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: 3 Years
  • License: Iowa / 095859
  • School: Upper Iowa University, Waterloo, Iowa.
  • Year Graduated: 2019
All diagnosis welcome! Melissa specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder in both children, teens/adults.

Location

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

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: Our practice has Spanish speaking translators. and Our practice offers Sign Language translators.
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • 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
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Adlerian
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Play Therapy Autplay Certified
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
  • Trauma informed Care trained
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 23 Jun 2022
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Melissa A Kress

Counselor, LMHC