About Us

Our Providers

Gabrielle Barloon, MD

Dr. Barloon is a Board Certified General Adult Psychiatrist. After receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree at Iowa State University, she attended the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Upon completing her residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University, Allegheny Campus, Dr. Barloon began providing services in the Ames area. Dr. Barloon provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management services for adults ages 19-64. 

Gloria Billings, LISW, ACSW

Gloria has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Northern Iowa and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Iowa. She has worked at Lutheran Social Service, Hospice of North Iowa, and the Richmond Center. She offers individual and family therapy for adults. Areas of special interest and expertise include grief and bereavement, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence and abuse, and gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender issues. 

Deena Cavender, LISW

Deena Cavender is a licensed independent social worker who combines mindfulness, positive psychology, and personal empowerment techniques to create a dynamic approach to psychotherapy. Deena works with personality disorders, trauma, anxiety, and mood disturbances. She also enjoys working with clients who simply want to gain more insight into themselves and actualize their full potential. Deena is a member of the Phi Alpha Honor Society, and is a certified mediator. She has bachelor’s degrees in English, Psychology, and Sociology from Iowa State University, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa.

Deena opened a practice within 5th Street Mental Health Professionals in September, 2014. She enjoys working with adolescents and adults, and uses techniques such as art therapy, soul writing, and emotion-focused therapy to help clients get to the heart of their issues and work toward mastery in their lives. Deena also works with couples and families to reduce conflict and strengthen emotional connection to one another. Deena’s techniques are both eclectic and holistic. Clients are encouraged to maintain a daily self-care routine, and to begin some sort of mindfulness practice. She provides a warm, home-like atmosphere for clients, and holds deep appreciation and respect for the sanctity of the therapeutic relationship. 

Thomas Loney, M.A., LMHC

Thomas has worked with adults, adolescents, and children since 2010. He has a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Iowa, and specializes in treating mood disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Kelly D. Shea, LMFT

Kelly is an independently licensed marital and family therapist.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in lifespan human development and women’s studies as well as a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Kansas State University.  Since graduation in 1999, Kelly has worked in a wide variety of settings in the mental health field, ranging from outpatient non-profit and hospital clinics to residential treatment services and in-home therapy.  While pursuing doctoral studies at Kansas State she interned and was later employed at the Student Counseling Center.  As of August 2017, Kelly has opened a private practice at 5th Street Mental Health Professionals, and is excited to accept new patients in this new phase of her professional career!

Kelly’s goal is to provide a warm, nurturing, empowering therapeutic environment:  her clients  feel supported as well as challenged to reach their goals and live their best lives.  Her down-to-earth sense of humor and deep respect for the therapeutic relationship shine through.  She primarily works with adolescents and adults, and will meet with individuals, couples and families.  Kelly is a generalist practitioner, eclectic in techniques, but prefers to work from a cognitive behavioral framework.  A session may include such activities as role-play, creating a trauma narrative, or sand tray work—what works best for each client in moving forward towards their goals.

Areas of special expertise are working with trauma/abuse survivors; mood disorders such as depression and anxiety; coping with life transitions;  couples counseling; and personality disorders.  She has had special training in trauma-focused therapy as well as dialectical behavioral therapy, with experience leading DBT and STEPPS groups.  Kelly also enjoys utilizing emotionally focused therapy in working with couples.

Adrienne Shrader, LMHC

Adrienne Shrader is a licensed clinician who provides co-occurring mental health and substance abuse therapy services for the Ames community. She has a License in Mental Health Counseling and is certified to provide substance abuse counseling in Iowa. She earned her Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Drake University in 2012 and her Master of Psychology with a Clinical Science emphasis from University of Northern Iowa in 2008. Ms. Shrader is a member of NAMI, an organization that advocates for people who suffer from severe mental illnesses, and is a member of the Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association.

Adrienne has been in the counseling field since 2003, during which time she has served diverse and underprivileged populations with a wide range of mental health diagnoses. Adrienne has previously provided services to schools, residential treatment, in-patient institutions, out-patient centers, in-home services, and family therapy clinics. Her clientele include primarily adolescents and adults with a wide variety of presenting issues and criminal backgrounds that range in severity. She has extensive training and experience with substance abuse/addictions, trauma/abuse history, victims of antisocial/narcissistic abuse and domestic violence, grief/loss, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, conduct and oppositional disorders, stress management, family or relationship conflicts, and anger management.

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5th Street Mental Health Professionals

600 5th Street, Suite 200, Ames, IA 50010, us


Mon: 9am - 8pm

Tue: 8am - 6pm

Wed: 8am - 6pm

Thu: 8am - 7pm

Fri: 8am - Noon

Sat & Sun: Closed