2501 Westown Parkway, Suite #1201, West Des Moines, IA 50266 

Ames Office515-337-1380  |    Des Moines Office515-635-0213


Ames (Telehealth)515-337-1380 | Des Moines (in Person & Telehealth)515-635-0213

Welcome to Ames & Des Moines Therapy, where we prioritize your unique needs and provide a highly personalized approach at each of our three exceptional locations. Our team of trusted and experienced mental health counselors is dedicated to addressing a wide range of emotional and behavioral challenges. From depression and anxiety to stress management, chronic pain, trauma/PTSD, couples counseling, and marital issues, we are here to support you.

Our clinical mental health counselors possess expertise in various therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR Certification, advanced training in panic and anxiety disorders, and extensive knowledge in catastrophic trauma. With a strong academic and professional background in evaluating and treating individuals with mental health and medical disorders, our team is well-equipped to provide the highest quality care. and discuss evidence-based treatment options tailored to your specific needs. Our compassionate staff is committed to working alongside you, guiding you through this journey towards improved mental well-being.

We invite you to explore more about our dedicated team and our approach to mental health care through the links below. When you're ready, conveniently book your appointment online at one of our locations. We look forward to supporting you on your path to healing and growth.


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  • Amy Mooney, PhD, LMHC, NCC, ACS
    Amy Mooney PhD, LMHC, NCC, ACS
    Owner | Clinical Director

    Dr. Mooney returned back to private practice with Ames Therapy & Consulting in 2011. Mooney works part-time consulting and counseling. She brings over 25 years experience in the mental health field. Mooney has a Doctorate of Philosophy specializing in Counseling Psychology. She is the past Program Director/Chair and an Professor/Core Faculty of Counseling Education (taught for over 20 years) .

    She specializes in Independent Mental Health Evaluations (IME'S)  providing expert opinion in conjunction with our psychiatrist. Dr. Mooney specializes in chronic pain, anxiety disorders, PTSD, depression, and catastrophic trauma cases. She additionally, supervises graduate students and temporary licensed LMHC in the state of Iowa. Furthermore, is a consultant with with large companies on implementation of mental health on site programs.

    Dr. Mooney continues to speak at state, regional and national conferences.  Mooney is the current Chair of the Midwest Region of the American Counseling Association, Past President (2017 - 2019) of the American Counseling Association of Iowa . Mooney currently appointed/serves on the State of Iowa Board of Behavioral Science (2019 to present) and is the state Commissioner for the Counseling Compact. 

    Dr. Amy Mooney

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