I contract as an on-call crisis clinician serving those struggling with crisis issues including both homicidal and suicidal emergencies for the past 5 years. A further contract with various County Jails to address mental health and adjustment issues, offering therapy for detainees. I have also operated as Career Counselor with the County providing assessments and goals at all levels of abilities and education. Practice of 7+ years working with adults with various cognitive abilities to meet their individual goals. Additionally, 10 years’ experience with Dual Diagnosed adults with social and intellectual disabilities.
I use an Eclectic, Existential approach to counseling drawing from the top theories and allowing for a very personal experience. Some theories pulled from include Person Centered, CBT and Realistic Therapy. I provide a therapeutic setting supporting progress toward treatment goals, personal growth, and positive change. The environment provided includes emotional safety, engagement and communication.
My values include providing trustworthy support, integrity, fairness, innovation, unconditional positive regard and creativity. I am committed to treat each person with respect and unwavering confidentiality. A person is more than statistics and matched criteria with set responses, so I encourage you to enjoy a comfortable, positive and exceptionally individual experience.
I am a survivor, a lifelong learner, married for 20+ years, 2 children and thus recognize the challenges, disputes and trials that come with each person and their relationships.
Education: Received Master of Arts Degree at Missouri Baptist
Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology with a double minor in Philosophy and Religion at Blackburn College
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Hearing Impaired, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LCPC 2022024957
IL LCPC 180.013292
WI LPC 8236-125
IN LMHC 39003981A
Jeanne is polite, responsive, listens to my concerns, and offers suggestions.
Written on Jul 12, 2023 after therapy with Jeanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd
Jeanna is AWESOME! She's taken the time to learn about me and listen to my life and help me thru the hard and frustrating parts. She's helped me see things from another perspective and encouraged me to take care of myself. I feel fortunate to have met her and I'm a better person for knowing her.
Written on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Jeanna for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues
Joanna has been a huge support in helping through my mental health struggles. She offers positive support, offers me the tools to try to cope with the situation life has given me and a listening, no judgmental ear to allow me to vent. It was extremely easy to open up to her and I'm eternally grateful for the help she has provided.
Written on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Jeanna for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and parenting issues
I would like to highly recommend Denise. She’s a great listener, is easy to open up to, helps you to look at things from another angle, offers possible solutions or helps to come up with ways to find those solutions. She has also provided me with great tools, worksheets to work on my issues and I clearly see the positive results of the therapy. Very highly recommended.
Written on Dec 03, 2021 after therapy with Jeanna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
I would highly recommend Jeanna for mental health support. I felt comfortable opening up to her right away. She really listens & offers ways to learn more about myself & improve my situation.
Written on Nov 20, 2021 after therapy with Jeanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem
Jeanna truly cares and listens to what I have come to work through, my stories, and my concerns. There is no judgement, only a feeling of being supported in what I wish to accomplish. She offers me tools and access to information to assess and understand where I am and where I would like to go. I am very happy and excited to be working with her.
Written on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Jeanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching