I'm Amy, I have been a licensed mental health counselor in Iowa for over a decade, was lucky to be prepared for the license by an amazing graduate program in counseling psychology. Since grad school I have worked with many clients and their families helping them reach their goals and overcoming struggles with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, abuse, health issues, loss, body image, identity, confidence and the things in life that beat us up.
I am a positivity based therapist that will meet you where you are at and help you get where you want to be. I use pieces of many therapeutic approaches however I like to call it you centered, finding what best works to help you get to your balance and move forward. One of my mantra's is enjoy, and to enjoy we need to get into our lives and live. I want to help you enjoy and live! This is about you, the time is now to live the life you want.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
IA LMHC 00845
Amy has been so wonderful in listening and providing me with very helpful ideas and coping mechanisms. Going above and beyond sending me worksheets and information for topics we have discussed.
Written on Jan 29, 2021 after therapy with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and anger management