I am licensed in Iowa with 17 years of professional counseling experience. I primarily use Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). I have experience in helping clients deal with stress and anxiety, motivation, self-esteem and self-confidence, depression and coping with life changes. I also have extensive experience working with adults with attention deficit disorder (ADHD). I believe you are the expert of your story and you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming challenges. I will help you identify your strengths and then we will work together so you can learn how to use those strengths to resolve your challenges. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps toward change. I am here to support and empower you on that journey.
Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Avoidant Personality, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Emptiness, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
IA LMHC 00869
I absolutely love her as a therapist. She even messages me on her days off I recommend her to people and she needs all the credit
Written on Feb 12, 2024 after therapy with Aileen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Aileen has helped me navigate issues I had with my stressful job and with personal relationships, and in eliminating that stress and anxiety. I am extremely grateful for her guidance and for having someone that will listen without judgement. The anger and stress I was having was leaking into my personal life and I am so grateful to be free of it. I was not aware of some of the factors that were affecting me. Now I have the tools to recognize the slow build up and stop feeling overwhelmed and out of control. The weight that has come off my shoulders is tremendous.
Written on Oct 06, 2023 after therapy with Aileen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and coaching
Aileen has been a wonderful sound board. She looks at things from a unique perspective which helps me to also slow down and look at events in my life differently. She has truly become a necessary part of my mental health journey. Thank you Aileen.
Written on Aug 04, 2023 after therapy with Aileen for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem
Aileen is great at making me feel heard and comfortable. From day one she made it clear we did not have to discuss anything that made me feel uneasy until I was ready. This was very comforting and relieved so much stress. She has given me new coping skills to try as well as new perspectives on issues that have helped me to become less anxious and depressed.
Written on Jan 08, 2023 after therapy with Aileen for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
Thank you for the help
Written on Jan 05, 2023 after therapy with Aileen for 5 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes
Aileen is so great. She is kind but firm. She has really helped me understand a lot about my work place and how I am interacting with my people around me. I have worked through a lot with her and she is a great addition to my tool box of working on myself and finding my way through my new career as well as my life.
Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Aileen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching