Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

  • Jessica Banes, LPC Jessica Banes, LPC

Jessica Banes, LPC

Therapeutic Style:

I follow an integrative approach to best fit students’ individual wants and needs. My theoretical orientation is a mixture of solution-focused, strengths-based, Gestalt and CBT. I want to empower students, so I work to create a safe and brave space for individuals to be present and transparent with their concerns. I believe therapy is a collaborative process and we work together to make changes.

Professional Interests:

I am interested in working with survivors and connecting individuals to the resources they need. I enjoy utilizing mindfulness and the power of the present moment in session. I am interested in working with anxiety, relationship concerns, self-esteem, trauma, and anything else life may bring.

Groups and Liaison Roles:

I am co-facilitating Bringing Back Balance, a group which emphasizes DBT work and teaches members skills to manage stress. In the past I have facilitated women’s group, relapse prevention group, supportive employment group and substance abuse group. I am also a member of the Social Justice and Inclusion Committee through CCS.

Educational Background:

I attended Ball State University for my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Spanish and received my Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Cincinnati.

Personal Interests:

I have the most wonderful rescue mutt at home, and I love spending time outdoors with her. I love to travel and try new things (especially foods) and I enjoy yoga and hula hooping. I make homemade candles for self-care and enjoy cooking (when I don’t have to follow recipes). I grow when I am out of my comfort zone, so I try to challenge myself to be adventurous but I also recognize the importance of catching up on Netflix.

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