JENNIFER (JENN) SHELL
Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, with a bachelor's in Secondary Education and History. She is receiving a master's degree in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University. She uses art in therapy sessions to: help reduce anxiety, work through emotions that are unspoken, and to create tangible reminders of therapy skills. She values the role of art by helping therapy skills generalize into a child's life outside of session. She aims to create a safe place for clients to share their stories and encourages them to express themselves authentically, while challenging them to practice difficult behavior changes.
Jenn has experience working with children and teens with anxiety, anger, oppositional behaviors, grief, trauma, low self-esteem, and who are questioning their own identity. She teaches clients to advocate for themselves (when needed) and find their true confident voice. She is skilled in communicating with parents of her clients and teaching them how to support their children so that the entire family relationships are improved.
Jennifer is under the supervision of Chelsea Harris, MS, ATR-BC, LPC, CPCS.