Jenny is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned both her Master’s degree in Social Work and her Bachelor’s degree with Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Jenny has over 15 years of experience working with individuals and families in crisis, serving a number of organizations focusing on mental health, suicide prevention, domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Not only is she adept at assisting those experiencing acute crisis but also enjoys helping people be the best they can be.
Jenny feels that the therapeutic relationship is of the utmost importance and strives to put people at ease, providing a safe and caring,non-judgmental environment where clients can really process through issues, focus on what they want to achieve and work towards that.
She uses an eclectic approach in treatment, recognizing that no one particular modality fits everyone. Jenny utilizes a number of evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy, all with a client-centered approach. Psychodynamic Therapy is also often incorporated in her practice to identify the foundation and formation of a client’s psychological processes in order to decrease symptoms and improve life overall.
Jenny is comfortable working with children, adolescents and adults, dealing with a variety of issues such as mood, anxiety and bipolar disorders, parenting, relationships, behavior, stress-management and crisis intervention. She also has a special passion for working with individuals living with a chronic mental or physical illness, recognizing the additional stressors and the special strength those experiencing chronic illness have. Jenny is trained in distance counseling and may provide telehealth sessions upon request.
In addition, Jenny is also the therapist behind One-Eighty Counseling’s social media presence.