Jennifer Plathe, one of Promise Community Health Center’s mental health therapists, began working at Promise in November of 2022.
Jennifer received a bachelor’s degree in Human Services with a double minor in psychology and sociology from Buena Vista University. She then went on to get a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Iowa. Before starting at Promise, Jennifer previously served as a Social Worker for Orange City Area Health System for almost six years. Jennifer also teaches a course in the social work department at Northwestern College which helps prepare students to work in the mental health field.
She was drawn to Promise because of its strong emphasis on healthcare accessibility for all patients from a wide variety of demographics. She feels Promise does an excellent job serving patients in many different ways. Promise prioritizes the social determinants of health and Jennifer is very passionate about this. She also appreciates how Promise cultivates a positive and inviting atmosphere.
Some of the mental health services Jennifer offers as a collaborative, holistic, and strengths-based practitioner are Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral therapy. She works in assisting and supporting patients to be the author of their own lives. Highlighting the strengths of different theories to fit the client’s identified needs. While doing this, she also keeps careful consideration of patients’ cultural concerns and practices.
I believe in focusing on the strengths people have within themselves to reframe difficult issues and grow in a purposeful direction. My goal as a mental health provider is to empower individuals, couples, and families to unapologetically embrace their unique journeys while striving to evolve into healthier and more fulfilled versions of themselves.
Jennifer would like Promise patients to know that her hope is that through the therapeutic process, she can help patients acknowledge the various unique contexts which impact their lives, connect with their strengths, and learn new ways to live in wholeness. She believes everyone deserves a safe and healing environment to navigate through life’s difficulties where they can recognize their worth and potential as individuals. It is her hope to create a warm, non-judgmental, and open space where patients can find healing and growth.
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.