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 working toward my PhD.
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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Bipolar disorder
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , ADHD Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing
LMHC #001272 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
Anne is extremely prompt. I feel like I have support whenever I have something significant to share and talk about. This has given me support during COVID especially when stress and anxiety are very prevalent. Thank you for being there.
Anne listens to me and is supportive and caring. She messages me throughout the day and responds so quickly, I feel bad sometimes for bothering her. But I think she's OK with it. I think she's genuine, and I've been looking for someone like that for a long time.
Anne has been a wonderful professional to work with. She understands your feelings and has tremendous experience to guide you through your journey. Each session my eyes and mind are opened to new views and ideas. She seems to be available at all hours and responds even when there is no session available.
Anne has been wonderful with helping me through my anxiety and depression so far. She sends resources that are helpful to me to use at anytime.
Anne helped me get down to the route of an ongoing issue within the first 25 minutes of our first session. She lead me down a thought process path that truly opened up my eyes to where my negative feelings were coming from. Thank you! Looking forward to this journey.
Very friendly and listens well.
I haven't talk to Anne for very long but she has already started to help me through my depression and anxiety.
Anne is a great counselor.
She did a great job! She really helped out in my time of need and helped me get a hold of my anxiety.
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!!
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.
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.
Anne is a Godsend. She is always able to help me process a situation and move forward with steps to help in the future!
I love Anne. She's been a huge asset in fighting my depression.
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.