Ames Therapy & Consulting, PC, PhD, MD, LMHCs, NCC, ACS, Counselor in Ames
AMES THERAPY & CONSULTING clinical team provides therapy approaches and techniques which are evidenced based. Our therapists each have over 20 years experience. DR. MOONEY, PHD 20 years experience and has been with Liberty University as an Associate Professor of Counseling Education. DR. AUGSPURGER. MD has over 33 years experience in psychiatry evaluating and treating children, adolescents and adults. DUSTIN ERNBERGER, MS has been helping adults, adolescents, and children since 1995 (22 years). MIKE LUTRELL, Licensed Psychologist 41 years experience. ELLYN NITCHALS-KELLNER, Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
AMESTHERAPY.COM -- Ames Therapy provides consulting services: Independent Mental Health and Psychiatric Evaluations (IME'S) , Mental Health Evaluations Psychiatric Evaluations for Primary Care Provider (PCP), Fitness for Duty, ADDH Evaluation, EMDR, Biofeedback, and Hypnotherapy.
Depression; Stress Management; Chronic Pain ; Long Term Illness; Cancer; Adjustment Disorders; Anxiety Disorders: Panic Disorder/ Generalized Anxiety/ Test Anxiety; Specialty in Evaluation for ADHD; Post Concussive Syndrome/Mild TBI; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Smoking Cessation utilizing Hypnotherapy and Marriage Counseling, EMDR. We can offer appointment same day or next day.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Ames Therapy & Consulting, PC now - (515) 393-4982


  • Years in Practice: 19 Years
  • School: Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Associate Professor, Accredited Clinical Supervisor
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License No. and State: 00933 Iowa


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $230
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • EAP
  • Midlands Choice
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Vital
  • Workers Compensation Insurance Providers
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: National Board of Certified Counselor/National Certified Counselor
  • Certificate Date: 2006
  • Certificate: AMHCA/Diplomate- Dev. Disability
  • Certificate Date: 2012

Ames Therapy & Consulting, PC's Groups

Effective Ways to Deal with Chronic Pain

Discussion on effective ways to deal with Chronic Pain, Anxiety and Depression: Join us! On Thursday, August 17th from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., Amy Mooney, PhD along with Chris Johnson, Counseling Intern, will be hosting this free educational hour. Please call to reserve your space for the session at (515) 337-1380. For more information, visit

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Transitioning Active Duty to Civilian Life PTSD

Join us Thursday August 3rd as Major Chris Johnson, USA, RET. (25 years military service & 5 tours) Graduate Counseling Intern and Amy Mooney PHD provide a free educational hour on transitioning active duty to civilian life and treating PTSD. Please call to reserve at (515) 337-1380. For more information, visit

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Chronic Pain Management

Group therapy sessions help clients become aware and learn to cope with negative changes and emotions, improve relationships and manage pain more effectively. Ames Therapy 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. Each group runs for 5 weeks.

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  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Marital and Premarital
  • School Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017
Ames Therapy & Consulting, PC, PhD, MD, LMHCs, NCC, ACS, Counselor in Ames

Ames Therapy & Consulting, PC

Counselor, PhD, MD, LMHCs, NCC, ACS