2515 University Blvd, Suite 106
Ames, IA 50010
Are You In Need Of Marriage, Family, or Individual Counseling In The Ames, Iowa Area?
Many people seek out therapists but only walk away disappointed. They often comment that they felt like the therapist listened, but they didn’t offer much more than that. Our clients tell us they want guidance and insight into their problems, but they want more than hand holding and a metaphorical pat on the back! Sometimes they want plain and simple practical advice and someone to tell them when they are heading in the wrong direction. Our therapists are trained to help you see deeply into your life but also offer you straight forward advice when you want it. We will do more than hold your hand and say, “I understand”. We will speak to you openly and honestly and challenge you in ways others won’t so that you leave feeling more clear and empowered to live your life and become the best possible version of yourself.
Hi! Im Dr. Bing Wall, LMFT
I am the founder of the Ames Counseling Center. We have been serving the Ames Community for over 23 years. We look forward to assisting you at getting your life or marriage back on track.
Just some of the areas we cover
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Meet Our Therapists
Carol Caskey, M.S.Ed., LMSW
Carol is truly a gifted therapist. She has many years of experience working with individuals, teens, couples, and families. She is available for telehealth appointments.
Shannon Haus, t-LMHC
Shannon Haus, t-LMHC is passionate about working with families, teenagers, and young adults. He is trained to assist people struggling with substance use disorders, trauma, anxiety disorders, and is skilled in the field of couples and family therapy.
Kay Foster, LMSW
Kay Foster, LMSW is passionate about helping adult individuals experience lasting change in their lives. She focuses on creating a safe space where her clients can feel seen, cared for, and heard.
Jess Ward, t-LMHC
Jess Ward, t-LMHC is passionate about working teenagers (16+) and adult individuals. She is skilled in helping her clients identify their strengths and work through their challenges to achieve their goals.
Types Of Therapy
Tips For Mental Health
“Be nice to the janitor.” – Random online comment of a reviewer of Jordan Peterson’s “12 Rules for Life”
“Things are way more complicated than you are smart.” – Jordan B. Peterson (Podcast dated June 25, 2018 from Portland, Oregon)
“Change and loss travel together.” – Lori Gottlieb, (2019)
“It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.” – King Solomon, 1100 BC in Proverbs 25:2 ESV
“Take care of your business and it’ll take care of you.” – Benjamin Franklin
“Not that she and Curdie ever thought of how much they worked for each other: that would have spoiled everything.” – George MacDonald, The Princess and the Goblins, 1872
“Where there is a withdrawn or silent man, there is usually a critical woman.” – Steven Stosny and Patricia Love, How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” – Proverbs 12:15b
“He who has never seen darkness has never seen the sun.” – K. Chesterton, 1917
You would not believe the horror stories I’ve heard from couples about huge fights on vacations!