In life, we sometimes never know if the choices we make can benefit us or not. Sometimes, the choices that seem wise end up affecting us negatively. Other times, choices that seem sporadic may be able to help us. While we can never truly figure out the choices in life, a counselor based in Ames can help make it clearer. 

Ames’s motto is “Smart Choice.” You want to make the smartest choices in life, and while the choices you make may not be the best at times, you can be able to learn from your mistakes and make a smarter choice in the future. 

This is Jill Kreimeyer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ames, Iowa (Ames, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,CADC,EMDR
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in Iowa with over six years of experience. I have experience working in non-profit, residential, and clinical practice settings with individuals, facilitating group sessions, couples, families, as well as assisting individuals while involved in Department of Human Services and Department of Corrections who are experiencing a wide range of challenges. I have years of experience working with people who want to make a positive change in their life. I have acquired a wide range of skills, knowledge, and interventions t...

This is Jenny Armstrong's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ames, Iowa (Ames, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMHC, NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

I grew up in the Midwest and am an Iowa Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I love nature, I ride a motorcycle and live life to the fullest. I have great kids/grandchildren, and 2 dogs that I adore. I have extensive working knowledge and experience working with children, families, individuals and couples in a variety of scopes. I have a specialization in forensic populations which ties my criminal justice degrees to therapy track as well. Are you feeling stressed, anxious, depressed or maybe stuck and having issues on where life leads you next, I can assist wit...

This is Alyssa Matz's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ames, Iowa (Ames, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

My name is Alyssa Matz and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Iowa. I have my B. S. in Forensic Psychology from Saint Ambrose University and my M.S.E.d. in Counseling from Western Illinois University. I have worked in community mental health, addiction treatment and recovery, EAP, a college counseling center, and private practice over the last 6 years. I have worked with people to treat anxiety and depression, navigate life changes, learn to manage stress, address addiction and codependency, and explore body image issues and disordered eating. ...

This is Jan LeBahn's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ames, Iowa (Ames, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am currently a licensed Social Worker (LISW) in the state of Iowa. I have been working as a therapist for the past 10 years. Prior experience includes 25 years working in Child and Family Welfare. In addition to my role seeing people for therapy, I serve in a clinical supervisor/administrator role in a community mental health center. I also train Mental Health First Aid on a local level and Youth Mental Health First Aid on a national level. As a therapist/social worker, I believe that we all function within multiple systems such as family, work, community...

This is Katie Strub's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ames, Iowa (Ames, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC,EMDR Therapist
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Iowa with over 10 years of experience working with individuals and families. I have worked with individuals with a wide variety of concerns including trauma (abuse, neglect, domestic violence, first responders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder criteria, emotional abuse, grief and loss, abandonment, etc.), depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family of origin issues, emptiness, invisibility, LGBTQ+, and many many more. I am an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist and I utilize other ...

This is Gilonda B's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ames, Iowa (Ames, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Life challenges do not discriminate. When they enter your life the struggle is the same. It does not matter race, culture, class, or age the stress is the same. As a therapist, I believe each client struggling with challenges has a story to tell and needs a non-judgmental listening ear. The story of life brings a variety of fears, expectations, victories, losses, feelings of grief, and possibilities for making new meanings. Challenges not only affect the individual, but also impacts intimate relationships, families, and communities. Both mental and physical healt...

This is Kristy Eaton's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ames, Iowa (Ames, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC LMHC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, my name is Kristy. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC, LMHC), dual-licensed in both Missouri and Iowa. In my 13 years of experience, I have helped clients with a wide range of concerns, including: depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, addiction, and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have struggled with physical trauma and emotional abuse. Reaching out to talk with someone can seem scary and overwhelming, but it is a brave first step toward getting better. I believe in treating everyone with respe...

This is Caitlin Silveira's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ames, Iowa (Ames, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders
Years of Experience: 9

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Iowa and Massachusetts with nearly 10 years of experience working with adults, teenagers, and couples. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and PTSD, transitional and phase of life issues, career challenges, self esteem related cocerns and eating disorders. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and authentic. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, meeting people where they are at in their journey towar...

This is Kirsten Ludwig's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ames, Iowa (Ames, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa with 24 years of experience working as a mental health therapist. I've had 2 years of providing in-home family therapy where I learned a lot about family system and solution focused theories, as well as utilizing them with the families I worked with. I then worked two years at an outpatient community behavioral health center, that provided me with many opportunities to work with a variety of people with different backgrounds including, their socio-economic status, race, age, sexual orientation, gender, religious...

This is Katherine Seger's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ames, Iowa (Ames, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,CCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC), nationally Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC), and currently licensed in Iowa. I have worked with clients of all ages, with a wide variety of concerns including trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, depression, relationship issues, parenting problems, ADHD. I have also helped many clients who have experienced or witnessed physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. My counseling style is nonjudgemental and person-centered. My approach combines trauma-informed cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and acce...

This is Jenifer Regennitter's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ames, Iowa (Ames, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,LMHC,MSEd
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 23

Hello! My name is Jenifer, and I am a licensed therapist in both Illinois and Iowa. I have a Masters of Science in Education in Counseling and a Bachelors degree in psychology from Western Illinois University. I have worked as a Masters-level clinician in behavioral health since 2000, and have experience working in virtually every level of care--from residential, to inpatient, to outpatient, to community mental health. This has given me the opportunity to work with individuals at various levels in their mental health journey. I see adults of any (or no) spiritu...

This is Marla Hummel's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ames, Iowa (Ames, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMHC,CEAP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Marla Hummel. I graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Houston and a Masters in Counseling from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, client-centered, and motivational interviewing. I have experience working with individuals struggling with negative self-talk, low self-esteem, depression, mood instability, substance use, irrational thought processes, anxiety, history of trauma, identity development, attachment issues, grief and loss, elder care issues and concerns i...

This is Leona Childs's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ames, Iowa (Ames, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Seeking help can be one of the most difficult things to do. If you're seeking counseling services, you probably recognize things aren't working, you're stuck, hopeless, and/or maybe you don't know where to go from here. You might be numb or feel like everything is too much. Your experiences are important and valid, but it can be hard to see that after dealing with it alone for so long. You want to live your life without this bringing you down. I believe people deserve to have a safe and compassionate space where they can be heard, understood, and heal. We wil...

This is Adam Dollen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ames, Iowa (Ames, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Adam is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Iowa as well as a nationally board certified counselor. Adam holds Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. Adam’s experience includes working for Jackson Recovery Centers as an addiction counselor, Families First of Western Iowa as an in home behavioral skills specialist, Gerard of Iowa as a counselor on an adolescent inpatient unit, and served as a minister for over 20 years. He has been utilizing skills from treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, P...

This is Michael Elland's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ames, Iowa (Ames, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,IADC,MSCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi. I'm a mental health and addictions therapist working in Iowa. I have both focuses as many times these symptoms occur together and I wanted the skills to treat all areas of distress a client may have. I use CBT and motivational interviewing skills with most clients; but also am trained in DBT and EMDR therapy as well. I have been a therapist for 3 years, with several additional years of experience in the a behavioral health inpatient as a staff worker prior to moving to a therapist role. I find that humor and pop culture references help to make therapy more...

This is Lonnie  Stuckey's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ames, Iowa (Ames, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,CRC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have been practicing therapy for 6 years. I have worked with clients who have struggled with addiction, depression anxiety and PTSD. . I believe therapy is a partnership and each client is an expert on themselves. By working together we are able to work together and make a plan that makes sense for you. I use a client centered approach that is realistic for day to day life, and provides skills that can be taken outside the sessions. I strive to create a safe environment where every individual feels accepted and is able to...

This is Charles King's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ames, Iowa (Ames, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I call myself a geek therapist. What this means is that I am comfortable and conversant in geek culture, and I believe that everyone is a geek about something. I am a 12-year veteran of the US Navy, and I got into counseling on the path to becoming a Chaplain for the military. I have completed the education necessary for chaplaincy, but that is not my calling anymore. I have worked with those in acute psychiatric distress for the past 4 years, with populations from 12 years old and up. My therapeutic focus is on a combination of evidenced based practices. These...

This is Kate Beardsley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ames, Iowa (Ames, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Iowa with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Carly Turner's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ames, Iowa (Ames, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 4

Hello, My name is Carly Turner. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa. I have been practicing as a Therapist for 4 years. I graduated in May of 2017 from the University of New England with my Master’s Degree in Social Work. I have experience working with people who have struggled with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief, trauma, abuse, bipolar disorder, relationship concerns, anger management, eating disorders, personality disorders, caregiving, and geriatric concerns. My counseling style is warm and reflective. I believe the most important com...

This is Kelly Muratorri's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ames, Iowa (Ames, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): EMDR-Trained
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the states of Oregon and Texas, and a Licensed Mental Health Provider (LMHP) in the state of Iowa. I have four years of experience with in-person and virtual individual, couples, and group counseling. I'm a Navy veteran and I'm married to a Coast Guard veteran. We have an amazing son who has autism, and I am blessed to be able to homeschool him. I am pursuing a Doctorate in Counseling with a specialization in trauma from Liberty University. I earned my MS in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University in...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Ames? (Here Is How Our Ames Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Ames area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the Ames therapist that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Ames, or elsewhere in the Story county or state of Iowa.


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Ames, IA ranges from $85-$150.

Some therapists in the state of Iowa will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Ames and elsewhere throughout the state of Iowa, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every 4 weeks).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Ames offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via in-app messaging with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Ames therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 66191 people in the city of Ames, IA finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 50014 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in Ames, couples counseling in Ames, family conflict therapy in Ames, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in Ames, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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Other zip codes that therapists in or around Ames, Iowa can serve:

50010, 50011, 50012, 50013, 50014