Jordan Ottenbacher LSC, LBSW

As a counselor, my desire is to provide compassion and discernment for every client. One of my favorite verses, Proverbs 16:9 states that “the Lord establishes our steps.” I believe that God has a plan and a purpose for the difficulties we face and that He works all things together for our good. I view counseling as a way to understand and help people from all walks of life, especially when our life plans are changing or uncertain.

The first thing you might like to know about me is that I am an Iowa transplant and was raised in Fargo, North Dakota. My education includes a bachelor’s degree in social work from Minnesota State University Moorhead (2008) and completed a master’s degree in school counseling from North Dakota State University (2012). My work experience includes several years spent working as a residential social worker and school counselor.

My counseling approach is faith-based, using Biblical values and principles. I also utilize Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy techniques, but like to remain flexible based on my clients needs. Some books I recommend are Created for Connection by Dr. Susan Johnson, Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend, and the Great Lives biography series by Charles Swindoll.

In my free time, I enjoy spending quality time with my wife, daughter, and our extended families. Our family loves cooking together, spending time outdoors, and having fun with our pets. I also enjoy reading a good book, weight training, going to the movies, and staying in touch with friends. I look forward to helping you along your journey.

Jordan Ottenbacher sees clients in Ankeny, West Des Moines, and online (via Zoom). Jordan accepts private pay clients at a rate of $80. Some clients may qualify for a sliding scale fee option. Call 515-225-4006 to request a free initial phone consultation or to schedule an appointment or contact Jordan at Jordano.newlife@gmail.com.

Contact Jordan

Jordan sees clients at the Ankeny and West Des Moines offices, please call for an appointment:

Ankeny Office
227 NW School Street
Ankeny, IA 50023
Phone: (515) 964-5003

West Des Moines Office
3737 Woodland Ave., Suite 430
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Phone: (515) 225-4006