Ali Williams-Kurt, MEd, MS, TLMHC


Licensed Mental Healthcare Provider

"Life’s journey is full of detours, bumps, and obstacles. Together, we will work to identify your (or your child's) personal strengths and goals for therapy, so we can take steps to empower a happier, healthier life."

As a former teacher, Ali knows it can be difficult for all when your child or teenager is hurting. At times it can be hard to know what to do. Ali (and Lana, her therapy pup) work to provide a safe environment for children, teens, and adults to express their thoughts and feelings.

Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2021
Capella University, Minneapolis, MN

Master of Education, Special Education, 2013
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education, 2011
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

Ali's Areas
of Expertise

Anxiety, ADHD, Children, Co-Parenting, Depression, Divorce, Gender Affirming Care, Grief & Loss, LGBTQ Affirming Care, Life Transitions, Loneliness, PTSD, Parenting, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Stress, Suicidal Thoughts, Teens, Trauma

Offering Mental Health Therapy Services For

Individuals of All Ages


Animal Assisted Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Play Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma Informed Care

Get to Know Ali

Selecting a mental health provider is a very personal decision. Learn a bit more about Ali and what to expect when you or a loved one receive care with us at Covenant Family Solutions. Our mission is to unleash your potential.

Ali William-Kurt loves being able to support children, teens, and their families through the healing process. Being able to manage and communicate big, strong feelings is hard work — but, so worth it. Ali will help you (or your child) problem-solve, gain self-confidence, find your voice, and practice asserting yourself and setting boundaries.

She gets it.

As a former teacher, she knows it can be difficult for all when your child or teenager is hurting. At times it can be hard to know what to do. Ali works to provide a safe environment for children, teens, and adults to express their thoughts and feelings. With children and teens, she supports parents with understanding what is troubling or impacting their child. Next, she will work with you to generate at-home strategies and solutions.

Before entering the mental health field, Ali previously worked in elementary schools for eight years (two as a special education teacher and six as a behavior specialist). She decided to become a mental health provider in order to understand how to better support children, adolescents, and their families with therapeutic tools that can help them become the best versions of themselves. Ali enjoys working with people of all ages and all abilities.

A safe space to heal and grow.

Ali believes a safe, encouraging, and positive connection is vital to the success of therapy. Her approach to therapy includes collaborative work towards your (or your child’s) goals, empowering self-advocacy, and supporting the your self-worth. She is dedicated to creating a safe, encouraging, and non-judgmental environment for all in her care.

Lana and Ali

Ali's "Assistant" has Four legs!

In addition to traditional therapy, Ali also provides animal-assisted play therapy (AAPT) and enjoys working with animals as part of the therapy process. Her dog Lana, a golden retriever, has received specialized training as a therapy dog. Together, they are a therapy team providing animal-assisted therapy and animal-assisted play therapy.

Animal-assisted therapy uses trained animals to enhance an individual’s physical, emotional, and social wellbeing. This can improve self-esteem, reduce anxiety, and facilitate healing. In addition to this, Ali has advanced training in Conscious Discipline and has taught multiple parent education classes. You can rest assured that your child will be in excellent care.

To schedule an appointment for you or your child with Ali (and Lana), please send us a message today.

Request an Appointment with Ali

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Congratulations on taking this first step in achieving your goals. If you have never been seen by Ali before, please complete the form below to schedule a time to set up your first appointment. If you are a current or past client, please send us a message or call 1-888-336-9661.

Monday thru Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

501 12th Ave, Suite 100
Coralville, IA 52241

Get Direction for Your Life!

Find inspiration on your path to mental wellness. Please note, these articles are not a replacement for personal medical advice.

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