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 held this title since 2011. I recently became a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Wisconsin. 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. 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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Bipolar disorder
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 Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing
IA LMHC 001272
WI LPC 8375-125
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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.
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!
anne is a wonderful therapist. she is attentive, caring and helps guide you to solutions for better mental health
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!
Anne is a great source for me to talk to anytime about my concerns and issues. I recommend her!
It’s not common for myself to feel like I’m important, or that I’m understood. Anne makes me feel important and understood and that I’m not being unreasonable with my needs or my feelings. She is amazing.
She’s really nice and gives great advice and offers other helpful materials, I’m really happy with her
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anne is conscientious and professional. She checks in and is readily available. Highly recommend!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.