Ames Staff – Names, Degree, Population & Specialty Areas
L.M.H.C., R.P.T. – Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Registered Play Therapist
I specialize in working with children and families who are struggling with anxiety disorders, ADHD symptoms, anger control problems, attachment issues, behavior management, depression, coping with divorce, grief and loss, separation from a parent/fostercare, and healing after trauma/abuse.
Click here to learn more about Amy Badding
Psy.D. – Licensed Psychologist
My practice includes individual psychotherapy with children, adolescents, their families, and adults who present with a wide variety of concerns including: trauma, anxiety, depression attention and hyperactivity issues, behavioral and social difficulties, school, work, and family issues, and adjustment problems. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and I also conduct psychological evaluations with children, adolescents, and adults.
Click here to read more about Dr. Doyle
Paula Gallt M.S. – Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Specialty areas: Children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, family therapy. Obsessive compulsive disorder, ADHD, behavioral problems, self harm behaviors, anxiety, panic, depression, adjustment & transition issues.
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M.S.W. – Licensed Independent Social Worker
Adolescents and adults with anxiety, phobias, PTSD, depression, grief and loss as well as eating disorders. Family & relationship issues, past abuse, cultural challenges and difficult transitions.
Click here to learn more about Lu Klatt
L.M.H.C., N.C.C. – Licensed Mental Health Counselor
College students, adults, teens, couples, children and families, using integrative approaches that are multicultural sensitive, focusing on goal oriented, solution focused, strength based therapeutic techniques. Trained in EMDR. Fluent in Spanish.
Click here to learn more about Susie Lang
Sunde M. Nesbit
Ph.D. – Licensed Psychologist
Psychological evaluations with both children and adults for a variety of concerns, including inattention and impulsivity (ADHD), anxiety, depression, more general emotional concerns, and disruptive behavior.
Click here to learn more about Sunde Nesbit
L.I.S.W. – Licensed Independent Social Worker
Specializes in working with children, teens, adults and couples. Uses an empowerment approach in issues of trauma, behavioral concerns, anxiety, depression, stress management, past abuse, and family concerns. Certified EMDR therapist.
Click here to learn more about Alyson Pearson
Ph.D. – Licensed Psychologist & Certified Health Service Provider in Psychology
Children, teens, families, adults. Cognitive-behavioral and systems therapy. Psychological evaluations and psychotherapy with ADHD, learning disability, adjustment difficulties, behavior disorders, depression and anxiety disorders.
Click here to learn more about Dr. Phillips
Ph.D. – Licensed Marital & Family Therapist
Pre-adolescent, adolescent, adults, couples, and families. Cognitive-behavioral, strength-based, solution-focus, and systems perspectives. Pre-marital counseling, marital/couples psychotherapy, behavioral, emotional, spiritual, addiction, and multicultural issues.
Click here to learn more about Dr. Santiago
L.I.S.W. – Licensed Independent Social Worker
I work with children, adolescents, and adults and a large variety of concerns. Specialty areas include sexual abuse, ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, divorce issues and family therapy.
Click here to learn more about Robin Schinnow
Ashley Scudder, PhD
Dr. Scudder is a licensed psychologist in Iowa and Pennsylvania. She provides specialty clinical services at Central Iowa Psychological Services for young children (0- 10 years) and families experiencing behavioral challenges including noncompliance, defiance, aggression, trauma, separation anxiety, selective mutism, ADHD, toileting and sleep difficulties and parenting stress.
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M.A., International Advance Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, (DOT) Substance Abuse Professional
College students, adults, teens, couples, and families. Specializing in treatment of substance abuse related issues and other addictive symptoms and behaviors. I focus on the recovery of the individual and their family. I have spent a number of years successfully treating individuals with co-occurring issues as well.
Click here to learn more about Robert Thacker
Ph.D. – Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marital & Family Therapist
Teenagers, adults, families, couples. Cognitive-behavioral and relational approaches to couple counseling, anxiety, depression.
Click here to learn more about Dr. Trudeau
M.S. – Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. Eclectic therapy for individuals, couples, and families dealing with emotional and behavioral difficulties, as well as substance use issues.
Click here to learn more about Melissa Wubben