Kailee Jenness, Promise Community Health Center’s social worker, began working at Promise in August of 2021.
Kailee received her Bachelors of Social Work and Spanish degree from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. Before working at Promise, she worked with SafePlace in Le Mars, Iowa, but was drawn to Promise because of their commitment to serving the community. Specifically, Kailee appreciated that Promise worked to match employee demographics with client demographics – for example, roughly half of Promise clients are Spanish speakers, so Promise aims to have 50% of employees speak Spanish as well. Kailee also made note of Promise’s extended hours and sliding fee payment options, which help make services more accessible.
Kailee’s work includes offering temporary support to patients, such as those who are facing housing difficulty, limited access to resources, domestic violence, or trafficking. After meeting with patients, she continues to follow up with them and provide options for more long-term support.
Her favorite part of her job is working directly with her patients. On this, she says, “It is an honor that people trust me with their stories, trauma, and emotions. I have been amazed with the resilience and strength my patients have and they are the reason I love my job.” She is also thankful for the support she receives from her coworkers at Promise. Kailee notes that mental and physical health go hand in hand and that collaboration among Promise providers is vital to meeting patient needs.
It is an honor that people trust me with their stories, trauma, and emotions. I have been amazed with the resilience and strength my patients have and they are the reason I love my job.
Kailee wants Promise patients to know that the Promise staff is here to support them. She says, “We see you. At Promise you are more than just another patient. We recognize that you have your own individual needs and experiences. We are here to listen, support and empower you on your own unique journey.” Kailee is very thankful to be a part of the mental health team at Promise Community Health Center.
As a social worker, Kailee meets with patients and offers assistance in different areas of their daily life. She connects the patients she is seeing with area resources that can help them. Kailee is excited to play a role in Promise’s new mental health campaign, HERE FOR EVERY STEP.
Promise Community Health Center Mental Health Team
Promise Community Health Center offers a range of mental health services. Our mental health team collaborates with our patients to assess current coping skills, address emotional needs and work through lifelong patterns. These services are available on-site and by Telehealth by our mental health department.
Promise Community Health Center is proud to provide bilingual mental health therapy in northwest Iowa. Our bilingual therapist can provide mental health services in both English and Spanish. Promise also provides our patients with a mental health interpreter who is qualified to interpret into Spanish for Spanish speaking mental health patients. Our goal is to make sure that our patients are able to do mental health therapy in the language they feel most comfortable speaking. We are happy to have bilingual mental health therapists and counselors and a mental health interpreter to provide accessible and affordable bilingual therapy in Northwest Iowa.
What can Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center mental health therapists help with:
- Developing & exploring effective coping skills
- Addressing emotional needs
- Working through lifelong patterns
- Working through difficult life situations
- Developing better communication skills
- and so much more!
Our mental health therapists and counselors in Sioux Center provide many therapies including:
- Individual Therapy
- Child Therapy
- Adolescent Therapy
- Couples Therapy
- Women’s Issues Therapy
- Online Therapy
- Family Therapy
Our Promise mental health therapists are specialized and trained in many different therapies including:
- Anxiety Therapy
- Trauma Therapy
- A.R.T.- Accelerated Response Therapy
- EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy
- Art Therapy
- DBT- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Generational Family Therapy
- Complex Trauma Therapy
- CBT- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Trauma Services Therapy
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Therapy
Our Sioux Center therapists and counselors are offering services to the following in our northwest Iowa communities:
- Children- Ages 8 and older
Some of our mental health therapy patients come from Sioux Center, Rock Valley, Inwood, and Rock Rapids. We also provide mental health therapy and counseling for patients from Boyden, Hull, Sheldon, George, Sibley, and Spencer. Patients needing mental health therapy or counseling also come from Le Mars, Orange City, Alton, Hawarden, and Hudson. Promise is proud to provide mental health therapy and counseling to northwest Iowa.