Jesse Van Leeuwe, M.S., LMFT
I have lived in various small towns in Minnesota for the vast majority of my life, and I appreciate the opportunity to provide quality mental health services to a rural community like New Ulm. I am a passionate and curious person with a plethora of interests, including reading, being outdoors, video games, cooking, creative arts, current events, listening to and playing music, contemplating deep and/or random thoughts, and spending time with family and friends. I am a self-identified geek and revel in the likes of Lord of the Rings, Zelda, Harry Potter, Star Trek, Star Wars and other popular/geek culture phenomena. I currently reside in the New Ulm area with my husband and daughter.
Bachelor of Arts in English (minors in secondary education and French), College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN
Master of Science in mental health counseling from Minnesota State University, Mankato, in 2012
My master’s coursework included additional training in family and couples therapy. I completed my graduate internship at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm, Minnesota, where I did individual, family and group therapy within the outpatient mental health and dual diagnosis substance abuse units.
After college, I taught high school English for two years until I determined becoming a therapist would be an even better fit for my personality and my calling to help others improve their lives. Upon completing my master’s degree, I served as an outpatient mental health therapist at a community mental health center in New Ulm for three years. During that time, I worked with clients of diverse ages, cultural backgrounds and diagnoses doing individual, couples, family and group therapy. Additionally, I served as a mental health advocate with local drug courts and co-facilitated a men’s domestic violence group based on the DAIP/Duluth Model. I joined Eunoia in March 2016 to continue my journey in serving the New Ulm area.
Still an English major at heart, I strive to help people understand and change their “stories” to improve their lives and relationships in the safe, supportive environment therapy provides. I have an integrative approach in my therapeutic techniques, focusing on empowering my clients to rewrite their stories using a holistic set of skills and supports. Specifically, I most often utilize cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, client-centered, narrative, attachment-focused, trauma-informed and experiential approaches.
I provide diagnostic assessments and psychotherapy for a full spectrum of mental health concerns. I particularly enjoy helping adolescents, couples and individuals with anxiety, addiction/substance abuse, anger management, ADHD, adolescent issues, depression, domestic violence, family issues, grief and loss, major life changes, mindfulness, parenting support, relationship/marital stress, severe and persistent mental illness, spiritual concerns, stress management and trauma/post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Jesse Van Leeuwe, M.S., LMFT, is located in our New Ulm office and provides services for ages 8 and up.