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I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker, and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, providing therapeutic services to individuals and families in Ames Ia.  My goal is to help you create your best life by working on many issues, including parenting challenges, anxiety, depression, substance use and abuse, interpersonal relationship challenges, major life changes, difficulty regulating emotions, anger management, PTSD, and other behavioral issues. For more information about me, please click here.

Each case and person is treated as an individual and therefore, I use a wide variety of therapy modalities for the best fit and success.  These modalities include, but are not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and talk Therapy.  

 

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