Prairie View Welcomes Jensen as Psychology Intern

September 20, 2021

NEWTON, Kan. (September 20, 2021) – Both sharing and encountering personal stories can change one’s life. “While studying at Bethel College, I was connected with a variety of mental health agencies, services, and supports in the area,” says Laura Jensen, MSEd, LMLP-T. “Hearing first person-accounts of mental health and mental health system experiences motivated me to continue in this field.”

Jensen steps into the role as a psychology intern at Prairie View’s main campus in Newton, located at 1901 E. First Street. She will work with individuals of all ages, focusing on treatment closely tied to systemic, external conflicts.

“My graduate program emphasized systems-thinking, and this perspective helps me consider how larger policies, cultural norms and practices impact mental health,” says Jensen.

Her current responsibilities entail individual therapy for children and adolescents, co-facilitation of two group therapy groups, psychological assessment, and coordinating client care with staff in various departments. Jensen says she is excited to broaden her ability to work with people across the lifespan, after spending most of her clinical experience with adults.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bethel College, Newton, a master’s degree in Education from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., and is presently enrolled in a doctorate program of Counseling Psychology from Purdue University.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Prairie View at 800-992-6292.