Idaho, Iowa, Des Moines
Anxiety therapy

Therapist in Ames, Iowa

I'm Danielle Wayne, and I help millennial professionals dial down anxiety and stress, so they can perform at their best.  

Note that I help clients through Iowa.

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Does this sound like you?

You feel more successful at work than you do in your personal life. You see stress as a regular part of your job, not a sign to take care of yourself. You feel ashamed for struggling. You overthink about what happened in the day, and run through scenarios on how you could have done something differently.

If you resonate with any of these, you're not alone. These are all everyday experiences that my clients share. Our unique generation has unique problems, and I've dedicated my life to helping millennial professionals just like you.

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Hi, I’m Danielle Wayne, and I'm a therapist in Ames, Iowa.

I specialize in helping millennial professionals feel self-assured and satisfied in their lives. I'm a millennial too, so I understand what you're going through.

During our time together, we'll come up with different coping strategies for daily stressors. But more importantly, we'll dig into the reasons why you feel the way you do to heal you from the inside-out. I want to help you get to the point where you don't need therapy anymore.

If you're ready to take this first step towards healing with me, contact me below to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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My therapeutic approach

I'm an exclusively online therapist.

In my experience, online therapy is an ideal fit for my millennial clients. We're busy! And I know that it's tough to accomplish even the littlest things when you're burnt out, so I want to make the therapeutic process as convenient as possible for you.

With online therapy, you can simply open your laptop right as our session begins. That means no commute and no scrolling through your phone as you wait for our session in a lobby. If you need to decompress after an intense session, you're in the comfort of your own home. On top of that, scheduling appointments and showing up is uncomplicated with online therapy.

If you think that online therapy might work for you, I encourage you to schedule a free consultation with me. We'll get to know each other and decide whether or not we're a good therapeutic fit.

I take time to reveal a lot of things to people. But Danielle has helped me ease into the process of sharing. Day by day, and little by little. I feel like just sharing and listening to the little advices has helped me think for myself regarding my current situation. Thanks Danielle. I hope to continue therapy with your help.

Danielle has been wonderful to work with and I feel I have gained a lot from our time together. She's helped me initiate changes in my life that I was struggling to make on my own and given me helpful tools in the process. She's well-versed in her field and offers an empathetic, yet practical perspective that allow you to understand yourself a little better.

Danielle is phenomenal. She is honest, encouraging, and persistent. She doesn't shy away from difficult topics, rather she guides you and provides you with the tools to face them and make a change when necessary. Danielle met me where I was, offered me unconditional acceptance, and then started helping me to grow towards who I want to become.

Here's how it works.


The first step to overcoming anxiety is signing up for a free online chat.
Step one
After you schedule your complimentary consultation, we'll meet each other on a video call. We'll get to know each other during the call and assess if we have the chemistry to work together.


The second step to overcoming anxiety is to decide on goals and see where we're starting.
Step two
When we meet for our first complete session (sessions are 50 minutes), we'll discuss where you are now and where you'd like to be after our work together.


The third step to overcoming anxiety is to meet for weekly or bi-weekly sessions with an anxiety therapist.
Step three
I meet with my clients weekly or every other week. Most of my clients see me for 3-12 months, but our timeline is totally up to you. I recommend working with me for as long as you are still learning about yourself and your anxiety.


Here are some common questions I get about anxiety therapy.

It's no secret: many millennials are anxious. Here, I go over common questions that my clients have about anxiety and anxiety therapy.

How do I know if I have anxiety?

Anxiety manifests itself in a lot of different physical, psychological, and emotional ways. Common symptoms of anxiety include the following:

Irritability. Do you sometimes snap at people for no reason?
→ Tension. Are your shoulders, neck, back, or other parts of your body consistently tense and sore?
→ Constant worry. Do you lie awake at night stressing about your day? Are you excessively worried about things that other people aren't?
→ Difficulty concentrating. Do your worries distract you from the tasks at hand?
→ Fatigue. Are you consistently tired?
→ Panic attacks. Have you experienced any panic attacks?
→ Trouble sleeping. Are you lying awake at night ruminating about your day or worrying about tomorrow? All of these symptoms are common for people who struggle with anxiety.

Note that this isn't an exhaustive list; anxiety looks different for everyone.

Are there any mental health resources in Ames, Iowa for me?

Yes, there are a few different centers and resources for you in Ames.

The National Alliance on Mental Health (Iowa Chapter)
The National Alliance on Mental Health (for Greater Des Moines)
Iowa's Suicide Prevention Resource Centers

This isn't an exhaustive list, but a therapist in Ames can connect you with more resources.If you are contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 immediately.

What can I expect during anxiety therapy?

At a very high level, you can expect to discuss daily stressors, deeper triggers, your thought processes, and life circumstances during anxiety therapy. Things like:

→ Problematic relationships
→ Your work life
→ Emotionally-charged memories
→ Your goals
→ Homelife
→ And more.

Since it's our goal to manage or relieve your anxiety completely, we must discuss everything that contributes to your anxiety. If we only address the surface-level stuff, we won't treat your anxiety at its roots.

How much does anxiety therapy cost?

Anxiety therapy varies in cost depending on the therapist and type of treatment.

When considering the price, ask yourself this: do I want a bargain on my therapist? Or do I want an expert who knows precisely how to help me relieve my anxiety?

If possible, don't let cost be the #1 determining factor when choosing a therapist. Remember that therapy doesn't last forever: it's typically a finite amount of time, which means it's also a finite amount of money.

Will I always have anxiety?

Ideally, no, you will not always have anxiety. It's my goal to work myself out of a job. I want you to leave our work together with total confidence in your life and the ability to manage your anxiety.

In my experience, if we can identify what's causing your anxiety, we can dramatically reduce your anxiety.

Do I really need anxiety therapy?

Unless you are in crisis, no, you don't technically need anxiety therapy. But since you're here, you are likely struggling with anxiety to the point that it's disrupting your life. If you're ready to be in charge of your life and live without the constant weight of anxiety, therapy is an excellent treatment.

There are many different ways to treat anxiety. In my opinion, many of these band-aid approaches don't address what is making you anxious. That's why anxiety therapy leads to long-lasting success: we address the deeper issues and don't temporarily make you feel better.

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Start your healing journey with a therapist in Ames.

Starting is one of the hardest parts of therapy. I understand. If you're ready to take the brave next step of contacting me for a free consultation, I am too.

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Helping millennial professionals dial down anxiety and stress, so they can perform at their best.