Jenna Ryan, LPC
Jenna is a Licensed Professional Counselor who graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies, as well as a Master’s Degree from Southern Connecticut State University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Jenna is a nationally certified counselor and is trained in Mental Health First Aid, as well as QPR, a Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper certification.
Jenna takes great interest and pride in ensuring she is up to date on the latest trainings and modalities to assist clients who are experiencing trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and OCD. Jenna also specializes in working with clients experiencing school concerns, as well as supporting individuals within the LGBTQ+ community. Jenna works with individuals of all ages (ages 6+ – seniors), and is particularly passionate about working with teenagers and adolescents who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, and/or OCD.
Jenna completed a master’s program which specialized in multicultural competence and social justice, which inspires her to hold the facets of multicultural sensitivity and client empowerment near to her heart. She has worked with clients across the lifespan (childhood to older adulthood) in a variety of settings including school, hospital, and residential, and outpatient settings.
In Jenna’s own words:
“To me, therapy is a safe space, one that is free of judgment, which serves to help you understand yourself better. As a therapist, it is my main priority to provide you with a warm, accepting space to work towards instilling positive changes in your life. I take a primarily person-centered, empathetic, and nonjudgmental approach while implementing various techniques from mindfulness-based, CBT, and DBT schools of thought. My main goals are to help you build on the resilience you already have, dispute self-destructive thoughts, and learn to recognize and celebrate your strengths.”