Jessica Lenth, LCSW

Behavioral & Mental Health (IPD), Counseling

Practices In: Chicago
Patients Seen: All Ages

My belief is that there is noth­ing more impor­tant in ther­a­py than the ther­a­peu­tic rela­tion­ship. It is there­fore a pri­or­i­ty to be non­judg­men­tal and dis­play warmth, respect, and a sense of humor when work­ing with clients. I have a strong career back­ground in men­tal health care in pri­ma­ry care, home-based coun­sel­ing, cog­ni­tive impair­ment chal­lenges, care­giv­er sup­port, and com­mu­ni­ty men­tal health. This has allowed me the valu­able oppor­tu­ni­ty to work with and relate to clients of many dif­fer­ent ages, back­grounds, and sit­u­a­tions. I main­tain that every client is unique and should receive a ther­a­py approach that is indi­vid­u­al­ized. Typ­i­cal­ly I incor­po­rate a strength-based per­spec­tive, resilience, insight, explo­ration, and CBT to help clients bet­ter under­stand them­selves and man­age life chal­lenges. My par­tic­u­lar clin­i­cal inter­ests include anx­i­ety, depres­sion, chron­ic health issues, grief and loss, life tran­si­tions, and rela­tion­ship changes. Men­tal health is just as real and impor­tant as phys­i­cal health, and I val­ue work­ing toward over­all opti­mal wellness.

Behav­ioral & Men­tal Health insur­ance cov­er­age varies by provider.

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Languages
English
Clinical Interests

Anx­i­ety, depression

Personal Interests

Nature is my ther­a­py. I’m ath­let­ic and enjoy hik­ing, bik­ing, pret­ty much any out­door sport. Pho­tog­ra­phy. Covid times, cook­ing (suc­cess rate varies), reruns of favorite clas­sic shows.

School
Loras College Graduation Date: 2000 Degree: Bachelors in Social Work,, Bachelors-Criminal Justice
Loyola University Graduation Date: 2010 Degree: Masters in Social Work
Provider’s Publications
Meeting the COVID holiday season with Resilience
December 2020

Conditions

Addiction, Adjustment Disorder, Adolescent Mental Health, Aging, Alcohol Abuse, Anxiety, Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Medical Illnesses, Chronic Pain, Communication, Dementia, Depression, Dual Diagnosis, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Grief & Loss, High Blood Pressure, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Pain, Palliative Care/End of Life, Panic Disorder, Relationships, Self Esteem, Smoking Cessation, Stress, Stress Management

Treatment Styles

Child Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Individual Therapy