Education

Master of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy, August 2016
Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA

Bachelor of Arts, English and Spanish (minor), December 2009
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Treasurer, Iowa Association for Play Therapy, 2019

Specialties

Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Attachment, Autism, Behavioral Disorders, Depression, Relationship Distress, Stress Management, Trauma
Katie Amos, MA, LMFT, RPT

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Meet Katie

Katie Amos, MA, LMFT, RPT sees both children and adults.

It’s not easy

Katie understands that everyone goes through difficult and traumatic experiences at some point in their lives. As a result, she is able to relate more easily to the individuals that she works with. Katie enjoys making a difference in another person’s life and genuinely connecting with others. She views her job as a privilege, and is excited to work with people every week on some of their deepest feelings and experiences.

Additionally, Katie understands the courage that it takes for individuals to seek help and open up about their struggles. It is not easy to tell a stranger such personal things, and therefore she strives to create a comfortable and nonjudgmental atmosphere.

We can learn from kids

Katie truly cares about those that she works with. As mentioned, she often works with children. She acknowledges that society often expects children to grow up too quickly. However, she believes that it is imperative to truly listen to children and place importance on the things they say. Children are much more intuitive than we realize. For this reason, she believes that they can be amazing teachers for us, too.

Katie is very genuine, kind, and welcoming. She always makes an effort to let the kids that come into her office know that she is excited and happy to see them. Unfortunately, a lot of children do not experience consistent, positive relationships. Forming connections and relationships is a vital part of being human, so Katie makes a point to give them that. She truly cares about each child she works with and wants them to feel heard.

Self-love is important

Katie acknowledges the pressure that falls on everyone today. It is easy to forget to be kind to ourselves. That’s why she finds it so rewarding when people start to appreciate themselves and acknowledge their strengths.

If you are interested in learning more about therapy or scheduling an appointment with Katie Amos, give our Coralville office a call!

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Mental Health Tips From Katie

play therapy
Children and Mental Health
Katie Amos, MA, LMFT, RPT

Debunking the Myths of Play Therapy

I often have parents say, “Therapy shouldn’t be fun. They should be coming in to work, not to play.” But that’s the beauty of play therapy — it can be fun, rewarding AND work.

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