Hi, my name is Anne Jessen and I live in a small town in Iowa. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Iowa, and have been licensed since 2011. I’ve also been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Wisconsin since 2021. I received my Master's degree in mental health counseling in 2006 from the University of Northern Iowa.
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, and grief/loss. However, I don't have specialized training in treating issues related to trauma. I have spent approximately the past 14 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 messaging/live chat. Therefore, I am not utilizing video or phone at this time. If you are interested in being matched with a therapist who utilizes phone or video sessions,
l will gladly provide you with the information on how to transfer. Let me know if you have any questions.
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing
WI LPC 8375-125
IA LMHC 001272
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Anne is great, she asking what way works best so therapy will work for the person. She listens and answers in a timely manner
Written on Oct 12, 2022 after therapy with Anne for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
I really prefer messaging vs video or voice call. The response from my therapist is much better and there is no stress or complications when it comes to getting any help I need. She is always quick to respond and always checks in on me which feels great to have someone supporting me and my mental health goals.
Written on Jun 21, 2022 after therapy with Anne for 6 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
I love working with Anne! She is a great listener and responds to me in such a timely matter. She is great to talk to and I feel comfortable opening up to her about anything. She is always without judgement. I’ve recommended her to many people!
Written on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Anne for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
anne is a wonderful therapist. she is attentive, caring and helps guide you to solutions for better mental health
Written on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Anne for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes
Anne Jessen is truly amazing. She helped me out within a few hours. She made me see the good light in the life. I would highly recommend her!
Written on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with Anne for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem
Anne is a great source for me to talk to anytime about my concerns and issues. I recommend her!
Written on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Anne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management