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Insurance Accepted:

Aetna

BCBS (including State Health Plan)

Centivo/Focus Plan

Medcost

Multiplan/PHCS

* Sliding scale available upon client request & availability *

Ages Seen:

15+

Services Offered:

Individual counseling

Sessions Offered:

Jennifer offers a hybrid of telehealth/virtual and in-person sessions.

Availability for New Clients:

Jennifer has a waiting list for new clients.**

** Accurate wait times cannot be quoted as we will need to wait for a current client to stop services.

Jennifer Schenker, MS, EdS, LCMHCA, NCC

Practice Manager/Clinician

Jennifer Schenker received her BA degrees in Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) in 2012. She went on to complete her MS and EdS degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at UNCG in 2015. 

 

Jennifer provides individual counseling to adolescents (ages 15+) and adults. Her approach to counseling is person-centered which means that she believes clients are the authority of their own lives. Jennifer sees herself as a "curious consultant" who walks beside her clients on their mental wellness journey. She also has a great interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and integrates techniques from several other counseling theories in order to utilize those that may be the best fit for clients’ situations and personalities.  

 

Jennifer also likes to use expressive arts, mindfulness, and music in her counseling sessions when appropriate. Her goal for counseling is to encourage and empower clients through empathetic listening and collaborative goal setting. Some of her clinical interests include: relationship/peer issues, depression, anxiety, life transitions, pet grief, attachment and childhood-related concerns, identity exploration, self-esteem/self-worth, imposter syndrome, working with the LGBTQ+ community, regulating emotions, and stress management. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, arts and crafts, reading, cooking, making jewelry and candles, gardening and being outdoors, meditating, cuddling with her cat, and spending time with her husband and friends. Jennifer also provides administrative support to Santé staff and maintains the plant life in and around Santé.

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The Journey by Mary Oliver

 

One day you finally knew

what you had to do, and began,

though the voices around you

kept shouting their bad advice--

though the whole house

began to tremble

and you felt the old tug

at your ankles.

"Mend my life!"

each voice cried.

But you didn't stop.

You knew what you had to do,

though the wind pried

with its stiff fingers

at the very foundations,

though their melancholy was terrible.

It was already late

enough, and a wild night,

and the road full of fallen

branches and stones.

But little by little,

as you left their voices behind,

the stars began to burn

through the sheets of clouds,

and there was a new voice

which you slowly recognized as your own,

that kept you company

as you strode deeper and deeper

into the world,

determined to do

the only thing you could do--

determined to save

the only life you could save.

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