Clear Brook Counseling Professionals

Kim Pontius, LMHC | Clinical Director

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Visit with Kim Pontius in individual, couples or family therapy, and discover a balance in your life and your relationships. A new perspective is sometimes all it takes. Kim takes time to build relationships with her guests to help them find the method that will best achieve them happiness and...

Thomas Patterson, LISW

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Therapy is all about building a trusting, open relationship with a guiding professional. Thomas is one of those professionals. He’s the expert who yearns to share his knowledge, so he can guide you through your goal journey. He specializes in mindfulness therapy and working with clients to become more aware...

Delphine Weiss, LISW

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Delphine works with her clients to provide a safe environment to explore possibilities and approaches to life’s challenges. Many of us live with strain that comes from experiencing trauma, loss, and transitions. Delphine is a caring therapist who can offer you support, guidance, and empathy. Delphine is a trained EMDR...

Melissa Lohmann, LMHC

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I am an LMHC that utilizes a range of modalities to help address areas of concern including, but not limited to; attachment, anxiety, grief and trauma. My professional training includes working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of issues including relationship distress, abuse, stress management, self-harm, domestic violence...

John McDonald, LISW

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I am interested in meeting you where you are at on life’s journey and providing support and guidance to help you get from feeling stuck to being on the track you want to be on. I do not take lightly my position as helper with your personal life and admire...

Daniel Chavarria, LMHC

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Hello my name is Daniel, and when it comes to my therapy philosophy I believe no two people are the same and so there is not one single path for treatment for all individuals. I adapt my techniques to the individual's specific needs and learning abilities. I believe the therapeutic...

Nikki Roetman, ARNP

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Here are Clear Brook, we know the importance of making sure our clients are taking the right medications to reduce or eliminate symptoms and greatly improve their lives. Nikki Roetman, ARNP brings over 15 years of psychiatric experience from multiple setting, such as hospitals and prisons, to Clear Brook Counseling...

Leisha Ristau, LISW

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Leisha Ristau, LISW Life is full of ups and downs, and sometimes we need a little extra support. Clear Brook Counseling Professionals provides a non-judgmental and supportive atmosphere for clients to work toward their goals. Leisha has been practicing therapy since 2011, and is passionate about working with individuals (age...

Colleen Swain, t-LMHC

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As a t-LMHC, I strive to provide compassion, a safe therapeutic environment, and potential for creating clearer pathways for clients to grow and heal. Through personal connection and understanding, clients can grow and stretch themselves to find greater confidence and a stronger sense of self. I support adolescents (16+) and...

Katie Straw, t-LMHC

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Katie Straw, t-lMHC After graduating from UNI with a degree in Anthropology, I moved overseas to get married and work at City College Manchester in the UK. There, I gained experience providing support for students from all over the world. When my children were born, I spent more than 10...

Emily Huss, LMSW

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Life can be hard at times, as a therapist I will help empower clients to overcome personal obstacles using a variety of evidence based practice. I strive to provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment for clients to express themselves and work toward their goals. I received my undergraduate degree...

Katherine Dinges, LISW

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Kathy Dinges, LISW Katherine provides therapy to older adolescents and adults with a wide range of mental health and behavioral issues. She is EMDR trained and holds a Certificate in Gerontology. Katherine received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from South Dakota State University, and her MSW from the University of...

Tiki the Pug

Therapy Pet in Training

Tiki the Pug brings a new dynamic to the Ames Clinic. Her theoretical tools include sitting, being petted, sleeping, and more sitting. Available some weekdays when she feels like it, and weekends based in her availability. Booking out several months in advance at this time.

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