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Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. CDT
Virtual Educational Series!
Counseling Care in the Age of COVID-19
Nancy C. Jensen, LCSW, MS, GC
Nancy C. Jensen, LCSW, MS, GC, is a licensed clinical social worker with a private counseling practice devoted to the mental health needs of older adults. Nancy has worked in the health care industry for 19 years and, before she became a clinical social worker, she held positions in the aging services industry (manager of the Area Agency on Aging Family Caregivers Program) and served as a university instructor in gerontology at Indiana University–Purdue University. Nancy is a Midwestern native (from St. Louis, Missouri) and completed her master’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University–Purdue University, Indianapolis. Nancy also completed a graduate certificate program in Gerontology at Georgia State University and has a master’s degree in Health Care Policy and Administration. After graduating with her Clinical Social Work degree in 2008, Nancy held several positions in clinics, hospitals, and nonprofits doing geriatric mental health assessments and counseling before starting her private practice in 2015. Nancy truly enjoys working with elders and their families to strengthen the family caregiving team, reduce stress, and enhance communication.
The quote "Be yourself, everyone else is taken" describes my desire as a therapist to help my clients clarify and discover their individual path to emotional wellness. I believe that therapy helps us accept what is out of our control (like health changes and the loss or illness of a loved one) while committing to taking action toward the life we envision. I have 19 years of experience in the health care field with a special interest and expertise in the mental health needs of older people. Using evidence-based practices, I work to produce a positive outcome for older people dealing with a broad range of emotional health issues, including anxiety, depression, substance misuse, family conflict, and life stress.
How does counseling work and what benefits can I expect from it?
As a licensed counselor with a private practice, Nancy will share the practical aspects (insurance, privacy, how to find a counselor) along with the potential benefits like reduced anxiety, depression relief, and better relationships. Many of Nancy’s clients are seeking relief from the chronic stress that is commonly found in those impacted by PD. Her experience, qualifications, and passion allow her to effectively help those dealing with challenges such as these.