Kristy Brown LMHC, NCC, CADC, Mental Health Counseling in Johnston, Iowa, 50131

Kristy Brown


Kristy Brown


Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Drug and Alcohol Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHC - 00947
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)


6165 NW 86th Street
Johnston, Iowa 50131

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My Approach to Helping

Accepting new clients with immediate openings. Trying to find a therapist that is a good fit for you or your family can be overwhelming. With over 15 years of clinical experience working in the mental health profession, it would be my honor to walk by your side, helping find some resolution towards your goals.

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Trauma (DCMHS-T), Certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (TF-CBT), EMDR Trained Therapist, Trained in Discovery Work & as a Disaster Mental Health Volunteer.

Being a member of the Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA), I have volunteered my time in the state of Iowa as President Elect, President, and Past President of IMHCA from 2012-2016. I also served on the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) as the Midwest Regional Director from 2016-2018.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialize in working with individuals struggling with emotion disregulation, depression, anxiety, substances, stress management, communication, overall relationship dynamics, family conflict, school issues, and trauma.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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