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Whether you are experiencing relationship, family, or mental health concerns, we will walk together in the healing journey. This is an effective method to reduce negative behaviors, increase social skills and cooperation, and improve parent-child relationships.
View. Office is near:. Offers online therapy. I specialize in couples counseling and women's issues. I also work with children of all ages and their parents. I have been practicing in the field of mental health since If you are looking for a warm, positive, and experienced counselor, give me a call. I take a special interest in utilizing play therapy techniques with young children and working with adults.
My private practice is located in Ames.
I strive to help others heal and become empowered while rediscovering their true sense of self and reconnect with their life purpose. Relationship is the foundation to healing and I use a client centered and attuned approach while integrating an individualized treatment plan to meet your goals. My goal is to meet you or your child where they are and be your guide to healing. I have over 30 years of experience working in the field of mental illness and developmental disorders.
I will partner with you to find answers, and build skills to meet life's challenges with renewed strength. As a d clinical social worker for more than 25 years, I have the skills and life experience to help when you are dealing with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, grief, life transitions or relationship issues.
Searching for help is a courageous first step to change.
You may be feeling anxious or depressed. Are you looking for support in changing addictive behaviors from a non-judgmental approach? Perhaps you have experienced traumatic events that have left you feeling "stuck. Many of my clients have experienced grief and loss and simply need support working through the stages of grief.
I have also served children and families. Whatever your needs, there IS hope. Matching Therapists providing teletherapy to clients in Iowa. I believe in the power of healing through connection. We all have stories to tell, my role is to help you share yours.
I feel this is what makes the therapeutic process so wonderful—creating a space of safety and trust for you to grow and heal in sharing your story and working through some of the most vulnerable parts of your life. Let's work together to help you re-write your story and create a narrative which truly represents you. Are you seeking personal growth? Facing a crisis? Do you feel sad and worried?
Are you feeling stuck with the pandemic? Or maybe trying to overcome past difficult memories? Maybe you are dealing with issues related to your relationships friends, family, work, romantic partners?
Or going through intimacy issues? Are life challenges overwhelming you? Would you like to talk to a professional with expertise in the challenges you are facing? Or would you prefer to participate in online group therapy or workshops to learn practical life strategies to deal with common problems? Let's face these issues together! Accepting New Clients. Are you struggling with low self esteem and doubt? Do you feel anxious, trapped and "get in your head" a lot? Do you often feel sad? These feelings can seem overwhelming.
The good news is you deserve to feel better and I can help you do this. My practice supports those who want to create a richer more meaningful life by reducing stress, anxiety and fear and create a greater sense of self confidence and purpose. You can manifest the things you want in life! Offer in person or telehealth video sessions. I believe that the script we tell ourselves and others is incredibly powerful.
The way in which we relate to others, navigate the world, and give meaning to our lives is all guided by our perception of our own narratives. Unfortunately many of us are dominated by our inner critic and negative aspects of that story without including the most important part - you are still here. Even through life's tribulations and traumas there are moments of triumph and resilience.
Until we look at the unique parts of our story we remain in misery. Life certainly has its challenges, and you are not alone. I currently provide telehealth therapy options, offering a convenient option for you and I to meet wherever you are most comfortable via phone, tablet, or computer. I am trained in many treatment modalities in order to best support each client, no matter what brings you here.
You can expect a comfortable and supportive environment right from the start.
If you are looking for support in becoming more of who you really are, transforming your life into the most enjoyable and synchronous experience you can imagine, then we should talk. If you are looking for someone who is caring and compassionate and laid back I am who you are looking for.
If you are struggling with anxiety and depression or self harm tendencies I would like to work with you to help teach some coping skills and use a empathetic approach to help you to start feeling better about yourself. I work best with adults and teens but also work with children.
I enjoy using art to help children express themselves. As a therapist, I enjoy being a listening ear for others, and being there to assist my clients in achieving their goals. I strive to build a working and therapeutic relationship with each client who comes through my doors.
My office is a safe and secure place where clients can open up and work on themselves with unconditional positive regard. James R. Smith uses a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy approach to teach people how to deal effectively with negative self-talk. Clients learn to diminish their destructive thinking and promote inner calm. Clients will also learn to enhance positive thought and action. Smith, LISW, also encourages couples to communicate more effectively and more completely with each other. Each partner will learn to listen deeply to their mate and reflect clearly what they understand about their partner's needs and concerns.