LPC from the Social Work & Counseling Board
Stark State – 2008 Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education
Walsh University – 2013 Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education
Stark State – 2017 Associates Degree in Human Services, Chemical Dependency
Walden University – 2021 Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health
Jenna taught Pre-K and Kindergarten from 2006-2014.
*In 2010, she helped create and implement curriculum for enrichment program intended for gifted preschool children at the North Canton YMCA.
*In 2012 she completed her Student Teaching experience and was offered her own Kindergarten classroom at Kids Country in Hartville.
From 2017-2018, Jenna worked at LINKS Community & Family Services, a nonprofit organization in Akron.
*Here, Jenna advocated for the community of Middlebury, where she coordinated an after-school program and summer camp for disadvantaged youth.
From 2018-2019, Jenna began working in the field of Substance Abuse.
*She worked as an intake counselor at RECOR, a residential detox facility.
In 2019, Jenna began working at Hope Village in Rootstown.
*In 2020, she helped establish and oversee a recovery program held inside of the Portage County jail, providing addiction education to those in the jail, and also connected individuals to addiction services upon their release.
*In 2022 she transitioned to the role of a Clinical Therapist at Hope Village.
Professional Objectives: Jenna’s passion is to give back to those who may be going through a period in their lives when they need additional support. She hopes to assist both adults or children, to identify their goals for therapy, and take a strength based approach to reach those goals. Jenna aims to provide an encouraging and safe space where individuals can feel comfortable being themselves.
Theoretical Orientation: Jenna take a strength based approach to navigating the obstacles we face in our lifetime. She believes that by discovering our strengths, we can lay a foundation to overcome adversity. Jenna also uses motivational techniques to help discover the desire for change, and purpose for healing. She also utilizes alternative approaches such as mindfulness/ breathing exercise which focus on gratitude and intention setting.
Clinical Dharma – 16 session training to help mental health professionals find peace within their work space, based on Buddhist and mindfulness meditation practices
Trauma-informed trainings – a 6 week series to enhance knowledge on how Trauma can impact life in a variety of areas. Jenna gained knowledge on how to respond in a therapeutically appropriate way to the trauma clients share.
Jenna’s master’s program was focused in Chemical Dependency, where she took 6 additional credit hours in addiction-specific coursework.