I’m Austin Cross, LISW

Ames Counseling Center: Experience Lasting Change

Feeling stuck? Frustrated? Hopeless? I can help.



2515 University Blvd, Ste 106, Ames, IA 50010


Mental Health Counseling

Austin specializes in counseling teens (16+) and adults. He focuses on helping you find ways to use strengths you already have to create lasting change.

Make An Appointment

Austin offers appointment during weekday hours both in office and online via our HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform.
Helping You Achieve Success

Unlock Your Full Potential.

It’s easy to get stuck in destructive habits and patterns that once were useful to us but have since become counterproductive. Austin can help you identify these emotional patterns and make the right adjustments to reach your goals.

About Austin Cross, LISW

Living a meaningful life can be hard – worries, conflicts, and tough choices can make the pressure seem unbearable. Before you know it, effects of the pressure can leave you feeling stuck, disconnected, and unfulfilled. Finding tools to get back on track can seem daunting, but having someone on your side with the right skills can make it more manageable.

We’ll work together to create a secure space where you can feel safe to share challenges, issues, and uncomfortable feelings. We all live in families, communities and workplaces that profoundly impact us. I want to know your unique situation to help you get on with living a life that aligns with what you want.

I attended the University of Northern Iowa, completing my undergraduate work in psychology and my master’s in social work (MSW) in 2012. I’ve been independently licensed since 2015.

I think that being a therapist is a sacred position in society and I’m honored to help people experience their own authenticity and assuredness, blossoming into the version of themselves they want to be. Your worth is second to none.

My job is to meet you where you are right now and help.

I have been successfully working with individuals and couples to realize more brilliant, clear and driven lives for years. If therapy seems like something you’d like to try, please reach out.

Jess Ward Counsleing

Make An Appointment With Austin

Austin Cross Specializes In

Individual Therapy

Austin has extensive experience working with disorders including anxiety, depression, & helping people navigate life changes.
teenager seeking counseling and a mental health counselor

Teen Therapy

Teenagers today need support, especially with the wide range of changes occurring in our world. Austin brings a relatable, change-focused approach to help teenagers learn to navigate challenges independently and effectively.

Austin’s counseling practice focuses on: 

Coping Skills
Body Image
Parenting Issues
Self Esteem
Trust Issues
Mood Disorders
Family Conflict
Behavioral Issues
Group Therapy