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Jasper Wurster(They/He)

(They/He)
Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
IllinoisMichigan
Anxiety -Gender identity & transgender health- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics- Life transitions- Loss, grief, and bereavement- Trauma-

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Professional statement

Jasper Wurster is a licensed counselor remotely practicing in Michigan and Illinois. They specialize in LGBTQIA2+ issues, life transitions, gender identity and transgender issues, relationship issues, anxiety, trauma, and grief. They are also equipped to work with folks experiencing suicidal ideation, self-harm without suicidal intent, perfectionistic tendencies, religious trauma, OCD tendencies, and Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) concerns. He is well-versed in clinical work with folks who have lived identities such as LGBTQIA2+, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, transgender non-binary, neurodivergent, autistic, ADHD, AuDHDer, non-monogamous, polyamorous, BIPOC, and bi-racial/multi-racial.

Jasper often provides therapeutic support to folks who are mental health professionals, parents, artists, performers, entrepreneurs, college students, and those who are discovering who they wish to become in the world. Mental health professionals seeking therapy have opportunities to gain psychoeducational material to enhance their coping skills outside of therapy while receiving exceptional therapeutic care.

Jasper has more than 10 years of clinical work, using relational, humanistic, harm-reductive, existential, and Adlerian approaches with specialized training in Internal Family Systems and Art Therapy/Art as Therapy. Honesty, authenticity, and curiosity shape the context of all approaches.

Jasper is available to see clients via telehealth Mondays through Thursdays in the afternoon to late evening. Fridays and weekends are available when usual office hours are unavailable or for new client requests.


Message to clients

Finding a therapist that doesn't require you to explain your identity can enhance your therapy from the start. As someone who embodies many unique lived identities, I provide opportunities for folks to be genuine and open in session at the beginning and explore concerns with curiosity and sensitivity.

A new client can expect sessions to be warm and inviting, with flexibility in navigating sessions at the pace that best fit your needs. For those seeking structure and accountability, expect to take work into your hands with regular check ins with progress and support while refining your goals and dreams. Talking about your day and your past can reveal patterns in your daily actions and thoughts to give you the insight to create new ways to enhance your life today.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Art of Balance, Co-Owner, LCPC, Supervisor, Group Facilitator
Gemspring Therapy, Owner, LPC

Adler School of Prof. Psych., MAAT, 2013

Licensure

Michigan: 6401223373 - Illinois: 180.011626

Languages

English

Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in MI, IL)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO (in-network in MI, IL)
  • Cigna (in-network in MI, IL)
  • First Health (in-network in MI, IL)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$160 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

Drafting of medical letters is $160/hr, adjusted by 15 min increments. Medical letters are contingent on personal history of listed concerns, completion of a psychosocial assessment with the individual within 1-2 sessions to determine appropriate measures for care, and a post-draft session to review drafted information.