Thomas Patterson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
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(515) 585-1339

Thomas Patterson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

Clear Brook Counseling Professionals
614 Billy Sunday Road
Suite 100
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 585-1339
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About

I often think of my role as one who guides clients through their experience of being 'lost in the woods' of their psychological space. Symptoms of being lost in this way are various sorts of anxiety, depression, a sense of meaninglessness, and a feeling of paralysis or just simply being stuck. I help clients minimize their needless suffering, interpret the valuable information the symptoms are presenting, with the ultimate goal of helping them reorient themselves to a more valued, purposeful experience in the world.
I work largely from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy perspective as I have found this to be an effective approach for most people. I focus on identifying the distress-amplifying patterns of behavior and struggles with thoughts and feelings, minimizing these, and replacing with more adaptive and life-affirming patterns.
I also have expertise in treating substance use disorders/addiction, process addictions, and compulsive behaviors of all sorts. Our practice offers access to a broad range of specialty approaches in one location, and we make use of this resource in our commitment to matching clients with the most effective treatment possible.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $200
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
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Qualifications

  • License: Iowa / 007617

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC, CCH

Location

Clear Brook Counseling Professionals
614 Billy Sunday Road
Suite 100
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 585-1339
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Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Behavioral Issues
Issues
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Substance Use

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
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Thomas Patterson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW