Receptionist 303-986-4197
M – F • 8:30am – 5:00pm

Jeanette Van Akkeren

Westside Behavioral Care / Jeanette Van Akkeren
Jeanette Van Akkeren - LPC

- Offers sessions only online

Jeanette provides individual, family, and group therapy.

Photo of Therapist Jeanette Van Akkeren in the outdoors wearing a black sweater

Hello! I’m a licensed professional counselor in Arvada, CO with over a decade of experience in the mental health field. I primarily focus on counseling for pre-teens, teens, and young adults. I practice mainly from Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioral standpoints which emphasize the client’s innate ability to change and grow.

I have worked extensively with survivors of trauma, and am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(TF-CBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). I am very passionate about physical activity and the importance of integrating it into everyone’s daily routine (ask me about walk and talk sessions!).

In addition to my experience in providing individual, family, and group therapy, I have a special expertise in providing diagnostic mental health evaluations and assessments, including those for the court system and in emergency or crisis situations. A common example of this would be the court-ordered mental health evaluations (for parents ) often required in custody cases. Having completed many of these, I understand what is required by the courts and can provide a thorough evaluation for the client to submit to their attorney or judge. My background has also included specific training in administering and scoring various mental health measures (tests) such as brief IQ testing for adults. I can administer these as part of our therapeutic work, or as part of a consultation or evaluation.

On the personal side, I am the married mom of 3 great kids ranging in age from toddlerhood to high school. I’ve lived in Colorado for 13 years and can’t imagine living anywhere else.

Jeanette Van Akkeren Has Limited Availability

To connect with Jeanette Van Akkeren, please contact our receptionist between 8:30am and 5pm at 303-986-4197 or email us at any time.

Kaiser Approved Therapist

Jeanette Van Akkeren has been credentialed as an in-network Kaiser Permanente provider. Westside will be able to bill your Colorado Kaiser Permanente plan for the mental health services provided. Verify active Kaiser status

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Online Therapy

Jeanette Van Akkeren offers online therapy sessions through scheduled appointments. All Westside providers have access to HIPAA compliant and secure teleconferencing software to protect client privacy. Instructions to access a scheduled session will be sent directly by the provider leading up to the appointment.

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