River City Six – Jessica Frenzen
Meet Jessica Frenzen, Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner/Certified Masters Social Worker at Clearwater Counseling, PC (clearwatercounselingpc.org).
Tell us a little about your business.
Clearwater Counseling is a mental health services provider with locations in Omaha and Grand Island. The private practice was founded on the idea that all individuals deserve access to quality mental health care in order to live happier and healthier lives. We provide individual, family, and couple’s counseling to a wide variety of clients. We see individuals from ages 6–60 with various mental health diagnoses. I really enjoy working with such a wide range of clients, as it increases my experience and knowledge as a therapist.
How did you get started in the business.
I joined Clearwater Counseling in July of 2019 as a mental health therapist. My sister, Nikki Frenzen, is a co-owner of Clearwater Counseling, alongside co-owner Kayla Leddy. Nikki and I have always shared a passion for working in the field of mental health, so when Kayla and Nikki approached me about joining their Clearwater Counseling team, I couldn’t have been more excited! Nikki and Kayla have built Clearwater Counseling into the exact type of counseling agency that I’ve always wanted to work for. I felt so lucky and honored to be presented with the opportunity to work for this business.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Working in the field of mental health can be so rewarding but also challenging. I pride myself on giving my clients my full attention, but it can be challenging to remember to focus on my own self-care.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
When I graduated with my master’s degree in social work, clinical concentration in August of 2018, I felt like I had accomplished one of my major goals that I had set for myself. It also meant that I was now able to do my dream job, something I’m really passionate about.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I love to be with family and friends spending time outdoors. I also really enjoy going to concerts and watching Husker sports!
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? –
“Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.” I think we often get stuck focusing on a lot of the negative or hard things that we’re going through in life. If we try to restructure our thinking to look for the positives, it might make even the hardest of days a little more manageable.
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?
I have a few—I think it would be really rewarding to be a nurse or a doctor. I would also love to have more creative abilities, either as a musician or an artist!
What is your favorite movie?
A few of my favorite movies are The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and The Best of Me—I basically love any cheesy Nicholas Sparks-like movie!
What is your favorite local restaurant?
LeadBelly. I’ve been living in the Lincoln/Omaha area for a couple years and love that they have a location in both cities!