Steve Jahnke, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Are you frustrated by recent changes in your life and uncertain of the next step?

As a counselor, my greatest desire is to listen without judgment and help you tap into the insights you already have within you to conquer strife. Previous clients have described me as an accepting and calm presence that puts people at ease.

Do you struggle with fear of the future or feel tense and on edge frequently?

Living in a constant state of worry can easily cripple both your life and relationships with significant others. My goal is to help you build tools and healthy methods to positively work through stressful events without getting bogged down with anxiety.

Does the idea of speaking with a counselor/therapist sound frightening?

I understand counseling can seem daunting, but getting professional help allows you to gain new strategies and techniques to reach your life goals and the intimacy you desire with those around you.

I received my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Webster University and my bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University.

In addition to clients who are private pay, I am in-network with the following insurance:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare

If you have questions or are ready to begin counseling, contact us today.  Charleston Counseling Center accepts a variety of insurance plans and our friendly administrative staff will get you scheduled with the best clinician for your goals.  Don’t continue to feel alone in your struggles, we are here to help.


With their permission, here are some experiences of former clients…

He is a fantastic listener dedicated to his profession and his demeanor is calm and kind.  I always feel better and more empowered after speaking with Steve. – S.L.

Everyone I spoke with in this practice was very understanding and helpful. Steve followed up with me when I did not show for an appointment and it made me feel like he really cared that I was ok.

Steve listens well to his young clients as well as their guardian. He gives great feedback, follows-up, and is thorough. If he doesn’t have an answer to a question he will find out and get back to you.