Dr. Amy Mooney, PhD, LMHC, NCC, ACS

Dr. Mooney

Dr. Amy Mooney, PhD, LMHC, NCC, ACS | Owner | Clinical Director| Ames and Des Moines Office

Dr. Mooney founded Ames Therapy & Consulting in 2011, bringing with her extensive experience and a wealth of knowledge in the mental health field. As a part-time consultant and counselor, she has amassed over 25 years of experience in evaluating and treating individuals with mental health and medical disorders. Since its inception, Ames Therapy has expanded over the state of Iowa serving urban and rural counties.

With a Masters and Doctorate of Philosophy specializing in Counseling Psychology, Dr. Mooney has made significant contributions to the field. She previously served as a Program Director/Chair of a University's Counseling Program, Associate Professor and Core Faculty of Counseling Education. She recently in 2023 has joined The Family Institute at Northwestern University.

Dr. Mooney's expertise extends to worker compensation mental health injury and treatment and expert opinion, including Independent Mental Health Evaluations (IME's) where she has provided expert opinions in collaboration with psychiatrists and psychologists. Her specialties lie in chronic pain, anxiety disorders, PTSD, depression, and catastrophic trauma cases. Additionally, consults with large companies on the implementation of on-site mental health programs. From 2020 to 2023, Ames Therapy implemented one of the first Mental Health On Site programs with Meta in Altoona. This program assisted in developing other Meta Sites nationwide with mental health onsite in the US. 

A highly regarded speaker, Dr. Mooney has presented at state, regional, and national conferences. Dr. Mooney holds several distinguished credentials, including being a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Accredited Clinical Supervisor. And, She is also a Diplomate of AMHCA.

Lastly, over the past 20 years she has advocated for the counseling profession at both state and national boards. She currently serves on the State of Iowa Board of Behavioral Science and serves as state Commissioner for the Counseling Compact for Iowa. Further, Dr. Mooney serves as the Midwest Regional Chair (13 states) for the American Counseling Association. 

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