Anne Jessen

(LMHC)

About Me

Hi, my name is Anne Jessen and I live in a small town in Iowa. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and have had this title since 2011. I received my Master's degree in mental health counseling in 2006 from the University of Northern Iowa. I am currently a PhD Candidate at Capella University, in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior. I am working on the last part of my program, my dissertation.

I greatly enjoy helping others, and working together with clients to assist them in achieving their goals and reaching their highest potential. I understand that life can be challenging, and sometimes we need someone who will listen and guide us through difficult times. I use a client-centered and collaborative approach, often utilizing empathy and acceptance. I also take a cognitive-behavioral approach to counseling, as I believe that improving thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can improve an individual's overall quality of life. I have experience working with depression, bipolar disorder, stress, anxiety, grief/loss, substance abuse/addiction, and co-occurring disorders. I have spent approximately the past 12 years working in the mental health and substance abuse fields, in both non-profit and private practice locations. I am so glad that you decided to reach out for help and I look forward to partnering with you to discuss your needs and inspire you to reach your goals.

*Please note, at this time, I am only conducting sessions using texting/live chat. Therefore, I am not utilizing video or phone at this time. Thank you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Grief
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Licensing

LMHC #001272 (Expires: 2020-09-01)


Reviews

Written by R.A. on Mar 31, 2020 after counseling with Anne for 2 weeks

I haven't talk to Anne for very long but she has already started to help me through my depression and anxiety.

Written by L.I. on Mar 25, 2020 after counseling with Anne for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Anne is a great counselor.

Written by F.E. on Mar 02, 2020 after counseling with Anne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

She did a great job! She really helped out in my time of need and helped me get a hold of my anxiety.

Written by C.A. on Dec 20, 2019 after counseling with Anne for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

I love working with Anne Jessen. We clicked right away and she was able to get to some core issues of mine quickly. She is extremely kind and sends great material for me to review to help aid me in working on my self confidence. Thank you Anne!!

Written by P.A. on Dec 16, 2019 after counseling with Anne for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Anne has been wonderful. She is patient, supportive, responsive and very helpful. I can send my thoughts when it is convenient and she always responds in a timely manner.

Written by L.U. on Nov 07, 2019 after counseling with Anne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Anne has been amazing. She takes the time to listen to me and asks questions to better understand what im going through. She is really friendly and has offered a lot of different ways to help me.

Written by H.A. on Oct 28, 2019 after counseling with Anne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Anne is a Godsend. She is always able to help me process a situation and move forward with steps to help in the future!

Written by S.H. on Oct 11, 2019 after counseling with Anne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and career difficulties

I love Anne. She's been a huge asset in fighting my depression.

Written by L.E. on Aug 30, 2019 after counseling with Anne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Anne has been nothing short of amazing. I’ve had the best experience talking and feeling completely comfortable sharing things, but also not forced at all. Beyond thankful to have Anne for counseling.