Kevin J. Zimmerman, PhD - Counselor/Therapist, Marriage and Family Therapist - Ames, IA
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Kevin J. Zimmerman, PhD (LMFT,PhD)


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Phone 515-292-3023

Fax: 515-292-3053

1525 Airport Rd., Ste. 101

Ames, IA Show on map

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I am an individual, couples, and family therapist at Barclay & Associates in Ames, Iowa.  My primary area of expertise is relationship quality, both between partners and among parents and children.  My therapeutic style is to listen to clients and to establish a trusting relationship, then to work with clients to develop a plan that will improve their relationships and their lives.

Using a family systems approach, I assist individuals and families to achieve healthy functioning.  The family systems approach recognizes that each person interacts with larger systems, including family, work, and the broader community.  Rather than diagnosing a problem as existing within a person, family systems theory focuses on identifying and transforming problematic interactions between individuals.  When appropriate, I also use solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and strength-based approaches with families and individuals. 

As a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE), I have taught family studies courses at Iowa State University and at Des Moines Area Community College.  I am a member of the National Council on Family Relations and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.  I completed my doctoral work at Iowa State University and have published in the Journal of Family Therapy, the Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, and Financial Counseling & Planning, and I am currently the editor for our practice's newsletter.  

The Reason I Became A Helping Professional

Relationships — we all have them, but the quality of those relationships are not always what they could be. I became a family therapist because I believe that people's lives are enriched when they are able to enjoy loving relationships with others. Couples need not be on the verge of a relationship breakdown to benefit from a tune-up. Visit the homepage for Barclay & Associates to find more information and to schedule an in-person appointment. 

Kevin J. Zimmerman, PhD

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Not religious or spiritual

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Kevin J. Zimmerman, PhD

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Fee Range:

Between $81-120 per session

Kevin J. Zimmerman, PhD

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I practice in:

My state/province only

Additional Expertise:

Marriage and Family Therapist

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At my office

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Licence information:

Expiration 6/11/16
Number 000406

Articles by Kevin J. Zimmerman, PhD
Marriage Educator: How To Handle Marriage Finances

Maintaining Relationship Equality When Your Partner Earns More

It's easy for resentment to build if one partner brings home all of the bacon.

Write Love Notes to Your Partner

Learn To Write The Best Love Notes Ever

What one expert learned from writing 100 love notes to his wife.


Maintaining Relationship Equality When You Earn More (Or Less)!

Resentment can build when earnings are uneven. Don't let finances tear your relationship apart!

Kevin J. Zimmerman, PhD

All Specialties

Anxiety Issues, Couples/Marital Issues, Depression, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Financial Stress, Identity Issues, LGBT Issues (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender), Marriage, Multicultural Concerns, Self-Esteem