PLEASE NOTE: COVID -19
You mental health care is important to our clinicians. We are still in office. However, we are offering Clinical Telehealth to all existing client. Informed consent and letter is in your HIPAA compliant online portal and you can book online. Just click on the schedule today button.
Each client will receive a highly personalized approach tailored to individual needs. Our experienced mental health counselors treat a a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues: Depression & Anxiety; Stress Management; Chronic Pain /Long Term Illness/ Cancer; Adjustment Disorders; Panic Disorder/ Generalized Anxiety/ Test Anxiety; Postconcussional Syndrome/Mild TBI; and Trauma/PTSD.
We realize you have busy schedules. Technology has integrated itself with our society. Daily we use technology to communicate at a very rapid pace. As technology continues to grow it has begun to stretch out into many venues. One of these venues is counseling. Our philosophy with clinical telehealth technology and counseling is a blended method. Incorporation of face to face sessions & video -based individual counseling session is utilized. The blending face to face sessions and clinical telehealth sessions are up the patient and his or her convenience. The goal will always be to provide the best practices and promote the highest clinical standards. Ames Therapy and Consulting utilizes SecureVIdeo HIPPA Compliant Videoconferencing.
Clinical telehealth is a venue to provide evidenced based psychological health treatment which embraces a new and evolving practice, bringing many advantages to the demands of counseling: Access to care- For those that are disabled or limited in travel abilities now has access to counseling professionals; those in rural areas seeking providers, and overall convenience for the client. Brief Interventions - connection with counselors during acute issues is now readily available; allowing for abbreviated sessions twice a week. Cost Savings to Insurers & Clients- limits commute cost, offers greater access for counselor interaction in a highly concentrated setting.
- Upcoming Mood Management Group will start in June 13th, 2018 | 10 weeks/every Wednesday 5 to 6:30pm
Group therapy for mood management helps clients learn to cope with negative changes and emotions, improve relationships, and manage mood more effectively. Ames Therapy & Consulting Services Group therapy combines informal discussion about moods and formal lectures regarding the mood/thought connection, and alternative or balanced thinking. Sessions focus on particular themes, including patterns of behavior, or areas of learning such as:
- Identifying moods
- Understanding depression
- Understanding anxiety
- Anger Management
- Role of guilt and shame
- Thought/mood connection
Chronic Pain - NEW GROUP starts beginning of July 16th, 2019 (3:30 -5:00pm Des Moines Office)
Group therapy for chronic pain help clients become aware and learn to cope with negative changes and emotions, improve relationships and manage pain more effectively. Ames Therapy and Consulting Services Group therapy combines informal discussions about how lives have been affected by chronic pain and formal lectures in regards to pain psychology, establishment of coping skills, and relaxation techniques. Sessions focus on a particular theme, pattern of behavior, or area of learning, such as: Anger management; Assertive communication; Perfectionism and unrealistic expectations; Cycle of chronic pain; Planning for a difficult day; Personal responsibility; Relationships and chronic pain. Click on: Chronic Pain Group to learn more with our video on our YouTube channel!