Anne Jessen

(MA, LMHC, NCC)

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 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, and co-occurring disorders. I have spent approximately the past 13 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
  • Grief
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Licensing

LMHC #001272 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by C.A. on Jul 23, 2021 after counseling with Anne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s really nice and gives great advice and offers other helpful materials, I’m really happy with her

Written by M.A. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with Anne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

I love Anne. During our sessions I always feel seen, heard and accepted for anything that I have to say. Anne has helped me with my anxiety and we have been continuously looking for methods that best suit me, which I love. I’m never good at asking for help, but Anne always takes the extra step to check in on me during the week and I’ve always appreciated that!

Written by S.A. on Jul 16, 2021 after counseling with Anne for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Anne has been amazing. She doesn't do video calls but actually this suits me more for my needs at the moment. Very happy with her approach, she challenges me to think and offers advice around great resources to read and watch.

Written by N.I. on Jun 22, 2021 after counseling with Anne for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Anne is very kind and helpful. She always responds within a good amount of time, while the feelings that are brought up are still fresh and we are able to work through it. Anne is a really great listener and offers support without forcing any opinions or one way of thinking. She really helps guide and offers tons of great resources for things that come up so I can use and apply them to myself.

Written by A.L. on May 19, 2021 after counseling with Anne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

So caring and reassuring. I feel a lot better being able to say stuff that's on my mind out loud and I'm not judged for it. I really feel like talking to Anne is helping me to cope with daily anxieties.

Written by D.A. on Apr 06, 2021 after counseling with Anne for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Anne is a great resource. But also, these pop ups are annoying. I blame the app not the counselor. But seriously Anne is very patient and has helped me gain clarity on the various issues in my life.

Written by A.N. on Mar 12, 2021 after counseling with Anne for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Anne is a very professional knowledgeable counsellor. Who is a excellent listener, has patience, empathy, kindness & knows what level I need to talk & discuss issues at. I felt at ease speaking to her right from the beginning. A routine was set up straight away very easily & I felt very confident is discussing subjects with her.

Written by R.A. on Feb 20, 2021 after counseling with Anne for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Anne is conscientious and professional. She checks in and is readily available. Highly recommend!

Written by E.L. on Jan 21, 2021 after counseling with Anne for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, bipolar disorder, and coaching

Anne is always there when I need her. She responds so quickly it's like she sits and her computer and waits for me. Hahahaha.

Written by Y.A. on Jan 18, 2021 after counseling with Anne for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Anne has proved to be caring as she followed up and checked on me even though she knew that i will need to choose a different therapist. well done to her.

Written by M.Y. on Jan 18, 2021 after counseling with Anne for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Anne has been very helpful to me. She is my very first therapist and I’m so thankful that she made my first experience with therapy a good one. She helps me with my social anxiety and other problems. She reassures me that everything I’m feeling is valid and is always very caring and understanding. I would definitely recommend her to others who want to seek help.

Written by K.A. on Dec 17, 2020 after counseling with Anne for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Anne has been nothing but wonderful! She has helped me work through a variety of subjects and emotions. I truly feel that Anne is helping me become a better and healthier person all around and I couldn't be more thankful.

Written by T.I. on Dec 13, 2020 after counseling with Anne for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Anne is so wonderful what she does. She is the best therapist that I have ever come acrossed. She is responsive but gives solutions , she is caring and has helped me grow especially as someone who was hesitant toward therapy. Anne has changed my life and helped me relieve my anxiety and depression. She is truly wonderful at what she does.

Written by N.A. on Oct 29, 2020 after counseling with Anne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by B.L. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with Anne for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

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.

Written by K.Y. on Jun 05, 2020 after counseling with Anne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

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.

Written by L.O. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling with Anne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

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.

Written by L.I. on May 15, 2020 after counseling with Anne for 2 weeks

Very friendly and listens well.

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.