My name is Jess Lueking. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a specialty in Mental Health. My passion for the mental health field began in 2009, when I completed my internship in an inpatient/ outpatient setting with Avera Behavioral Health (Inpatient, EAP and Outpatient services). My passion continued to grow as I continued to serve individuals that may be suffering from a mental health or substance use related disorders. My experience has allowed me to work in both outpatient, private practice and inpatient settings.
I am grateful to have walked along side many clients, couples and their families throughout the years. Meeting each client with respect and empathy.
My training and therapeutic approach includes techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, addiction training and other evidence based clinical techniques.
I have extensive background in working with healthcare professionals and providing support during periods of Burnout.
I enjoy meeting clients where they are and assisting in the process of moving forward in life. I feel an interactive therapy session tends to move clients forward towards their goals.
If you feel this matches you, please feel free to schedule a session.
I look forward to getting to know you.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
SD LPMHC LPC-MH2261
Jess is extremely caring and listens to what I have to say. She offers great insight and tries to develop goals that will enhance care from multiple angles. I’m always excited to work with Jess, she is amazing!
Written on Nov 11, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue
I have been using better help for about a month now and have found Jessica to be very empathetic and understanding of the issues I am dealing with. She not only cares for my concerns in life but helps to pave the way to create solutions and we’ll a better me!
Written on Sep 14, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She makes me feel heard and helps me to understand that my mental health matters and it doesn’t have to last forever.
Written on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Jessica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd