Jessica Bettendorf, CADC II
(She / her)
Supervised by Sarah Dobey, LPC, MAC, ACS
I have just over five years of experience in the counseling field, working with adults who suffer from addiction and co-occurring disorders, primarily depression, anxiety, PTSD, and ADHD. I earned my CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor) I certificate in 2017 and went on to earn my CADC II in 2020. For the past two years, I have been working toward earning my master's degree in clinical mental health counseling at Antioch University, while continuing to work as a counselor. I work from a person-centered approach in which people have the motivation and ability to move and grow in positive ways. I view counseling as a collaborative process in which interventions and therapy goals are tailored to the unique needs and life experiences of each individual. I do not take a “one size fits all approach to counseling” -- recognizing that what works for one person may not work for another. I have traveled extensively throughout much of Europe in my adult years, and lived overseas in my youth, which has helped me to cultivate compassion and understanding for different cultural values and beliefs and has instilled a passion in me for social justice advocacy on the individual and global levels.
I have experience using evidenced-based approaches, including CBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy) and DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) interventions to help change unwanted behaviors and self-defeating thoughts to improve overall mental and physical well-being.