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 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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Grief
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , ADHD

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

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Licensing

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


Reviews

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 E.L. on Sep 22, 2020 after counseling with Anne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, bipolar disorder, and coaching

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.

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.