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 & empower you in 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
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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
She listens and doesn’t pressure me. She gives the feeling of a friend/family due to her ability to listen and help. She’s great.
Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Aileen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
She is very thoughtful and just gives off such an accepting vibe. I am not someone who feels very comfortable opening up, but doing so with her has been much more natural and her questions guide me to realizations about myself. Aileen is great
Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Aileen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching
Written on Aug 08, 2022 after therapy with Aileen for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd