Jenna obtained her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University and bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgia Southern University. She is currently under the supervision of Chelsea Harris MS, ATR-BC, LPC, CPCS. Jenna utilizes art therapy techniques as a result of her previous work with adults diagnosed with dementia in addition to her work as an intern with Art It Out, which included using art therapy techniques to support children and teens with ADHD, anxiety, depression, frustration, grief, selective mutism, self-esteem, and worry.
In sessions, Jenna uses an integrative approach that combines aspects of Person-Centered therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral therapy (CBT), and Expressive therapy (art and play). Using multiple techniques allows her to provide a more customizable experience for clients and aid them in progressing toward their individual goals.
Jenna works with children and teens to improve their overall well-being by building a trusting therapeutic relationship and working on issues related to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, impulsiveness, worry, and emotional regulation. Jenna also builds each client's toolbox with various coping mechanisms and provides education on when to best use the various coping skills. Jenna believes that by giving children the tools needed to reframe ways of thinking and behaving appropriately, they are able to benefit from those tools as they grow into healthy young adults.
Jenna believes that a collaborative, working relationship with the client’s guardians is important in helping the client achieve their therapeutic goals. By communicating with the guardians about what was learned in session and how skills can be applied at home, the client is able to practice those skills outside of sessions and in their daily lives.
In her free time, Jenna enjoys hanging out with friends and family, going on nature walks, and watching Disney & Marvel movies.