Jackie Ortmeier-Crance, MS, LPCStaff

Mental Health Therapist in Counseling Center

Jackie is starting her first year as a therapist at Gustavus. She recently graduated from MSU in Mankato and enjoyed working with clients of all ages and backgrounds during her internship. Previously, Jackie worked at a domestic violence shelter as an anti-human trafficking advocate where she supported survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking. While Jackie’s approach to therapy is still developing, she is very interested in practicing techniques that include mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and person-centered therapy, all while utilizing a trauma-informed approach. While she is happy to work with any client’s needs, Jackie’s current therapeutic interests include issues related to identity, self-esteem, family dynamics, LGBTQ+ concerns, trauma, anxiety, adjustment, and depression. Jackie is especially passionate about social justice, mental wellbeing and the way we speak to ourselves. She enjoys reading, playing games with her family, snuggling with her chocolate lab, Moose, and having more plants than she can keep track of.