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

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


Ames (Telehealth)515-337-1380 | West Des Moines (in Person & Telehealth)515-635-0213 | Fax 855-377-6321

Welcome to Ames & Des Moines Therapy, where your mental health is our top priority. At each of our three exceptional locations, we offer expert mental health counseling services tailored to meet your unique needs. Our team of experienced and highly qualified doctors and mental health counselors is dedicated to providing personalized care for a wide range of emotional and behavioral challenges.

Our services include specialized treatment for depression, anxiety, stress management, chronic pain, trauma/PTSD, couples counseling, and marital issues. Our clinical experts are proficient in various therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and advanced techniques for managing panic and anxiety disorders. Additionally, our team has extensive expertise in handling catastrophic trauma, ensuring that you receive the best possible care.

With a strong academic and professional foundation, our counselors are adept at evaluating and treating individuals with diverse mental health and medical conditions. We are proud to have a diverse team of psychiatrists, physicians, multiple PhDs, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), and social workers. This multidisciplinary team allows us to deliver comprehensive and evidence-based treatment options tailored to your specific needs, ensuring the highest quality of care.

Our compassionate staff is here to support you every step of the way, guiding you towards improved mental well-being. We invite you to learn more about our dedicated team and our comprehensive approach to mental health care through the links below. When you're ready, book your appointment online at one of our convenient locations. We look forward to assisting you on your journey 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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