Kim PontiusLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
I've found Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as an approach that works for my clients. You will learn strategies to deal with unhelpful thoughts and feelings through accessing your values in order to live a life worth living. Mood disorders, trauma, and anxiety disorders create inflexible patterns of living and I will offer other possibilities that work for you. With those who deal with eating disorders, body shame and/or chronic dieting, I use Health At Every Size (HAES), Intuitive Eating (IE) and ACT to loosen up unhelpful, harmful beliefs about bodies. I often work collaboratively with dieticians and physicians in this process. I believe that the therapist/client relationship is essential for change and progress. In fact, your progress is so important to me that I'll recommend other therapists if you don't believe my approach is effective for you.
Ames, IA 50010
2.2 Miles away