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Jennica Wanha

Outpatient Mental Health Professional




Year Joined: 2017
Years of Experience: 17

University of Minnesota - BA

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota - MA

Prepare/Enrich, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Areas of Experience
  • Abuse
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Christian Counseling
  • Chronic Pain & Medical Issues
  • Codependency
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • College & Student Issues
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Couples Therapy
  • DBT Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Therapy
  • Fertility or Infertility
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Life Transitions
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • PTSD & Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Identity
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Work Issues

More About Jennica Wanha

Clinical Interests:

I work with clients from a variety of mental health backgrounds, but most commonly with individuals presenting with anxiety, depression, or trauma symptoms. I have a passion for working with trauma and have attended various trainings to expand on my area of expertise. I have been trained in Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD, Sandtray, and Narrative Exposure Therapy. I enjoy helping people reclaim their lives, and learn ways of managing their mental health well enough to achieve their goals. I want to help people grow, feel seen, heard, and understood. This is a safe place to process any emotional experience that may have never been shared before.

Clinical Approach:

I typically work from a cognitive-behavioral approach, while also teaching various dialectical behavior therapy skills. I believe mindfulness is something that every person can benefit from, as many of our mental health challenges are due to focusing on the past or future. I like giving people resources for outside of our sessions to use, so I often provide handouts for reference. I use various approaches to treat trauma, as every person is unique in their preferred method. I often review options, and clients can choose which approach they feel is the most fitting for them.


I enjoy spending time with family (including my German Shepherd and tabby cat), spending time with friends, crafting, and reading.

Clinic Contact Info

Big Lake Clinic

207 Jefferson Blvd
Big Lake, MN 55309

(763) 367-6080