Clear Brook Counseling Professionals

Valerie Stubbs, LMFT, Director of Development

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If you’re experiencing compulsive behavior, anxiety, or trauma, know it can get better — especially with Valerie's help. She has been counseling since 2006 and has attended specialized training for survivors of trauma. Valerie was honored to be a member of the mental health Mobile Crisis unit for the Des...

Melissa Hirsch, LISW

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Making the decision to begin therapy can be difficult, and it is a brave step in taking care of your own wants and needs in life. I deeply value the various aspects that make up the journeys of others, as we all have our own unique stories. Often through reflection,...

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...

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...

Kristina Corcoran, LMHC

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No matter how “put together” we are, we all get a little stuck sometimes. Life happens, and we might need someone to talk to. If you’re feeling stuck, overwhelmed, discontent, anxious, depressed, lonely, or are grieving, having relational issues, or just feel like you need to process the day-to-day, I...

Amber Jointer, LMSW


Amber believes that the therapeutic process begins with building a trusting relationship while providing a safe and non judgmental space to share life challenges and stressors. Amber provides services with a high degree of empathy in a manner that is very down to earth and authentic. Amber utilizes Cognitive Behavioral...

Brittnay Miller, Graduate Student Intern

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Brittnay Miller, Intern Counselor in Training I am a mental health counseling intern here to provide individuals, couples and families a safe and supportive environment to promote healing and growth. I am passionate about helping you remember that you are always enough, worthy of belonging and deserve radical self acceptance...

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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