Ames Counseling Center, Ph.D LMFT, LMSW

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Meet our therapists:
About Dr. Bing Wall, LMFT

"My passion in life is helping as many couples as I can to thrive. If that is you, you have come to right place. I’ve been serving the Ames and Des Moines Iowa area for over 20 years.  My specialty is couples and marriage counseling, though I also see individuals too. I’ve heard, literally, thousands of stories. My clients have taught me what works and doesn’t work. And, most importantly, I’m not afraid to share it with you.  You can come in with your spouse or by yourself. Either way, I will work with you to help you get out of the weeds and get back on the right track.

My approach is to view the wider system at play and then help you process and adapt to the ins and outs of every day life. This means I will share thoughts and opinions about what I think will work and not work.  I look forward to your phone call."
Bing and his wife, Mary Sue, have been married over 40 years and have three sons and a daughter, a daughter-in-law and three grandsons and two granddaughters. He enjoys travel with his wife, especially with their travel trailer, motorcycling, piano, reading and times with his family.
See Dr. Bing about:
- Marriage and relationship issues (marriage preparation, marriage preservation, divorce prevention, dating)
- If you are struggling in your cohabiting relationship and not quite sure what to do
- Personal development, career decisions, stress, purpose, spiritual concerns, midlife issues, single life concerns
- Relationship hurts such as affairs, domestic violence, abuse, loss of love, separation, conflict and withdrawal, not feeling compatible, thinking of divorce or going through a divorce
- Emotional concerns like depression, panic attacks, anxiety, bitterness, resentment
- Sexual compulsion and pornography, affection, sexuality and intimacy issues in marriage
- Parenting and step-family adjustment 
About Carol Caskey. LMSW MSEd

“Can people really change?” That is a question I often hear. I understand that change can be scary which makes it difficult; we don’t want to abandon ourselves to become something unknown.  Instead, I encourage people to “grow.” Growing is a process that is familiar to us, we are just working to become better, stronger, happier and emotionally healthier.  Yes, we can work together to help you grow.

I enjoy meeting with individuals (both adults and teens) and couples to help them discover their path to emotional health.  Emotionally healthy people have a wide variety of emotions (not all of them pleasant). Emotional health can simply mean that people have learned they can cope with all their emotions and not get stuck in the difficult ones.
About Kay Foster, LMSW
We all have a self that we present to the world, and then we have our authentic self. I am passionate about helping my clients find and become more of their truest, authentic selves. I want to know who you are, your strengths, struggles, and everything in between. Your story is important and worthy of being shared. And by doing so, you can start to heal and find clarity in it.

My approach to therapy is to provide you with a safe space in which you feel seen, cared for, and heard. I pride myself on creating connections with my clients by being my authentic self. I specialize in perinatal mental health, as well as sports psychology. I have played competitive sports for most of my life, including Division I softball. I know how intertwined mental health and athletic performance are. I am also very passionate about working with women and mothers. Whether you are contemplating having children, are currently expecting, have dealt with a loss, or are struggling in motherhood, I am here to support you on your journey.

In addition to the specialties above, I have experience working with anxiety, depression, adult ADHD, trauma, life transitions, and relationship issues. I am also trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).
About Shannon Haus, t-LMFT