When selecting a mental health professional for yourself or your family, you want someone that’s just as compassionate as they are well trained. You want a counselor that can relate to your problems and provide an empathetic and experienced outlet for your issues – and assist you in overcoming them. And if that’s the case, you want Jeanne Dukes at your side.
A longtime Lewes resident, Jeanne is dedicated to providing mental health services and educational programs for individuals and families of all ages. Specializing in parental counseling and the treatment of traumatized children, Jeanne is an expert at identifying and treating family issues - putting a kind, caring and qualified counselor at your family’s disposal.
Currently a counselor at Lewes Counseling, Jeanne works to provide a safe, nurturing environment while assessing the social and emotional needs of her clients. Offering individual and group therapy counseling and educational workshops, Jeanne regularly deals with family issues and other individual concerns, including personal growth issues, stress management, family transitions, career issues, relationship problems, HIV/AIDS counseling and much more. She also works as a Medical Social Worker at Beebe Medical Center - where she assesses and provides for the psychosocial needs of patients of Beebe Home Health Agency and serves as liaison to the hospital. Previously, Jeanne worked as a Program Policy Analyst with Nemours Health & Prevention Services – where she analyzed and evaluated school wellness policies and served as a liaison to school districts, community based organizations and other programs. Rounding out her most recent duties was her position as Coordinator for Triple P (Positive Parenting Program). There, Jeanne coordinated training sessions for other providers that worked in family-based organizations.
Her passion for social welfare got its start at the University of Delaware, where Jeanne graduated from in 1997. In her time at UD, Jeanne studied Sociology, leaving the school with a Bachelor of Arts and a deeper understanding of societal issues and how they affect individuals and families alike. She’d go on to earn a Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Maryland in 2003, again focusing children and family development.
During and after her studies at Maryland, Jeanne pursued her social work career in earnest. From 1999 to 2004 she was the Outreach & Education Director with the Sussex County AIDS Committee. There she provided social and educational programming designed to enhance the lives of individuals living with and otherwise affected by HIV/AIDS. In that time, Jeanne also spent time working in the Sussex Technical High School Wellness Center as a Social Worker, in the Beebe Medical Center as a Case Manager and at Daybreak Counseling as a Conflict Resolution Facilitator.
In July 2004, Jeanne left to join the Georgetown Boys & Girls Club as a Unit Director. There she managed the day-to-day operations for youth development programs for over 100 members between the ages of 5-18 on a daily basis. She managed a 12 person staff and organized a 450K budget with the club, ensuring a healthy, safe and progressive environment for the program members.
She remained with the Boys & Girls Club until 2007. She remained with Nemours until 2010 when she left to begin current positions with Beebe Medical Center and Lewes Counseling.
Jeanne has spent her entire professional career working to help individuals and families find the counseling assistance that they require. Her compassion and her experience are nearly unmatched in the Lewes area, and she’s ready to work with you or your loved ones today.
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