All Those Yesterdays is a mental health and substance abuse therapy provider that includes: substance use assessments, mental health assessments, diagnosis, individual therapy, and/or group therapy based on each client's needs. These services are for people who are suffering from most any life stressor, or issue (substance abuse, job stress, divorce, marital issue, sexual issues, anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, trauma, etc). The owner and sole clinician’s dream was to one day be able to give the gift that he has received himself over the years in the form of therapy. Stigma has caused so many people to not seek help when they are stressed, or struggling with life issues. Professionals in our community can be especially afraid to seek help due to a certain public image that people think they need to have. Everyone can benefit from therapy including; police officers, lawyers, doctors, therapists, nurses, teachers, and other helping professions. Many in the helping profession end up with what can be called "compassion fatigue" where they expend all their emotional energy on others that they have a hard time taking care of themselves. Ryan understands this fully and wants to be the trusted clinician that professionals can also turn to along with the rest of the population. This is part of why Ryan chooses to use self-disclosure openly to help reduce the stigma and help people understand that our mental health and substance use is just as important as our physical health. He feels society needs to get to the point where if they are struggling with something emotionally/mentally or a possible addiction they should feel the same about calling for a therapy appointment as easily as a patient would call a medical doctor if they are running a fever.
Ryan is now able to provide substance abuse & mental health assessments, diagnosis, and outpatient counseling along with mental health therapy. Appointments can be made by calling 712-580-4732 Ext. 8, or 712-363-8066 (work cell). If you are in crisis or have an emergency please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. There are NO WALK-IN appointments and the office will be open by appointment only.
Ryan will be able to provide telehealth, or in person sessions at his regular office location depending on each individuals needs, his own personal needs, and COVID-19 conditions at the time of your call. All COVID-19 Guidelines are being followed and are in place (social distancing, etc). Groups will be held via telehealth at this time.
Accepting the following insurance plans: Iowa Medicaid Enterprises, Iowa Total Care, Amerigroup, Medica, Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Midland's Choice, United Health Care, Health Partners, and more. Depending on each client, the following are the services that may fit your needs and the prices. Of course, each of your insurance plans will have various actual office visit co-pays, or could be totally covered, please call your insurance for more information.
- $175.00 for a mental health/substance abuse evaluation
- $125.00 for an individual session
- $35.00 for an observed CLIA waived and FDA approved urine test for illicit drugs
- that also includes an alcohol test dipstick for the urine that tests up to 80 hours back from last intoxication.
- $60.00 per group session (1 to 1.5 hours)
All Those Yesterdays-Integrated Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling
Grand Avenue Community Outreach Building
605 Grand Avenue, Suite 29
Spencer, IA 51301
Office: 712-580-4732 Ext. 8 (Please leave a message as the ringer will always be on silent in the office)
Work Cell: 712-363-8066 (cell phone will only be on during working hours, please leave message)
Referral and Business Contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org
If this is a crisis or an emergency please call 911, or go to your nearest emergency room.
Learn More about Ryan Jensen
Why did he choose to be a substance abuse and mental health therapist, because he is also a person with co-occurring disorders (meaning he has had his own addictions and has had traumatic events in his life that affect his mental health).
“What I noticed when I got clean and sober is that my mind and emotions were still not where they needed to be. I was sober, but had not dealt with my attachment disorder, the death of my alcoholic father, when I was 16, the death of my mother when I was 25, losing all my grandparents by the time I was 20. I was also diagnosed with type 1 diabetes after being an a NCAA baseball pitcher, who also tore his rotator cuff and lost any chance of being drafted. All of these events occurred for me by the time I was 25 years old. This is what’s considered complex trauma. I had hopes and dreams of pitching in the majors, what I got was a major addiction to methamphetamine, cocoaine, cannabis and alcohol. These addictions were also accompanied by a whole bunch of complex trauma that was affecting my life. I am now able to be fully functioning in life and am just trying to help people, as I have been helped, to improve their overall quality of life in any way that I can. I really felt a connection with my past sponsors and counselors when they shared this type of information with me about themselves, it helpied lower my defenses and gave me a sense of hope that if they got better, than so could I."
Ryan also felt the need to help the less fortunate in Menomonie, WI in 2010, so he and two other individuals decided to start a non-profit organization which has two transitional living homes which are still operating in full force today. He felt that a lot of the people coming out of jails, prisons and treatment centers had nowhere healthy to go after being at these places, which led a lot of them back to jail or relapsing soon after residential treatment. They formed a sober living environment in these homes where men and women could live until they became independent again. Ryan and his partners not only required abstinence from the tenants to live there, but they also had to get a job, attend 12 step meetings, or be involved with therapy. Of course, Ryan and his partners helped them find ways of getting jobs, forming resumes, getting state aid and so on. The name of the transitional living company is Soft Landing Transition Services. You can find more information on that at http://www.softlandingtransitionservices.com.
Ryan is not just a person in recovery from these issues he also has the following education, certifications, trainings and licenses:
Capella University- Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (with distinction)
Chippewa Valley Technical College- Substance Abuse Counselor In-Training License (Wisconsin)
University of Wisconsin-Stout-Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education and Coaching Authorization
Iowa Lakes Community College-AA degree (with honors)
Licenses, Certifications or Trainings in the following:
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
International Alcohol and Drug Counselor (IADC)
Certified EMDR Therapist (EMDRIA)
Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP)
Nationally Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Iowa Athletic Coaching Authorization
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association Member (EMDRIA)
40 hours of continued education every two years in the state of Iowa for co-occurring disorders, substance use disorders, mental health disorders, EMDR specific education, and personal training education since 2006.