Every day I feel honored that my clients entrust me with their personal stories. They inspire me to learn and grow so that I may continue to be of service to people who are in need of hope.

— Jessica Braun (Zingelman), MSW, LICSW

Individual and Family Counseling

Are you concerned about your child or teen? Is anxiety, depression, conflict or stress negatively affecting your life? Seeking help takes courage and strength. I can help relieve the pain by helping you develop healthy coping skills so you can enjoy life again.

I am Jessica Braun (Zingelman), a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with more than a dozen years of experience restoring hope to people who had little or none. I enjoy working with children and adolescents and their families, as well as with individual adults and couples. I believe it is imperative to build a relationship with my clients. This respectful connection is the basis of our work together, because counseling is a collaborative effort aimed at improving lives.

I will provide a safe, nonjudgmental environment to help promote change. When necessary, I will work collaboratively with your or your child’s school, family physicians and psychiatrists.

About Jessica Braun (Zingelman), MSW, LICSW

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who practices psychotherapy in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Most of my clients come to me on referral from former, satisfied clients or from teachers, school staff and other mental health professionals who know and respect my work.

I am motivated by compassion and a desire to help people make the positive changes that they desire. I provide a safe and relaxed atmosphere to ease any anxiety you may have about coming into therapy.

“You are braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — Christopher Robin

Restoring Hope, Improving Lives

I strongly believe in restoring hope to those who are currently experiencing little to none. I find it enormously satisfying to help people develop the skills they need to enjoy a brighter future. I take pride in my ability to work successfully with clients of all types, including those who are initially resistant to the idea of counseling.

I graduated with a master’s degree in social work from the University of Minnesota in 2001. I began my career as an in-home family therapist working with children who were in adoptive or foster care settings. I conducted supervised visitations and parent-child attachment assessments, and I provided parent-child behavioral training. By visiting clients in their homes, where they were the most vulnerable, I quickly developed a respectful and non-judgmental attitude toward clients and an ability to connect with and help people of all backgrounds.

A Practical Approach

After five years in this field, I moved to a clinic setting as a psychotherapist working with a variety of people from children (6 yrs. +), adolescents and individual adults. I coordinated and facilitated adolescent, young adult and adult DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) groups. My focus is on using CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT, and a strengths-based approach. These are practical, goal-oriented approaches to addressing clients’ concerns.

Personal Service Tailored to Your Needs

In 2011, I opened Journey of Hope Counseling, a private practice clinic. I like that clients deal with me directly for everything from scheduling their appointments to discussing the challenges in their lives.
Every day I feel honored that my clients entrust me with their personal stories. They inspire me to learn and grow so that I may continue to be of service to people who are in need of hope.

My office is located off Zachary/86th Ave. by the Tile Works shop and Schwan’s. Most of my clients are residents of Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Otsego, Rogers, St. Michael, Albertville, Plymouth and other West Metro communities.

To schedule an appointment or arrange for a free, 30-minute initial consultation, please call 763-400-7076 or email Jessica Braun (Zingelman) at Journey of Hope Counseling in Maple Grove, Minnesota.