Alyssa Jenkins, LPC-A
Ms. Jenkins began studying psychology in her undergraduate education at Georgia College & State University. During this time, Ms. Jenkins worked closely with individuals with unique needs, such as autism spectrum disorder, Prader-Willi syndrome, and reactive attachment disorder. Ms. Jenkins also served as the director of a visual arts program, creating artistic and social opportunities for children in under-served communities. These experiences lead to her desire to pursue further education in the helping field.
Ms. Jenkins attended graduate school at Clemson University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. As part of her graduate work, Ms. Jenkins provided counseling services in a group-home setting and at Clemson’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) center. Her graduate experience included co-facilitating a specialized treatment program for adult males, leading skills-building workshops for students with anxious and depressive symptoms, and conducting individual counseling sessions. Ms. Jenkins graduated from Clemson University in May of 2015, with Master of Education and Educational Specialist degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Ms. Jenkins spent the first years of her career serving as a school mental health counselor in both Georgia and South Carolina. Throughout her career, Ms. Jenkins has collaborated on clinical research projects and co-authored manuscripts published in counseling journals, focusing on advocacy and multicultural competencies in the mental health field. This interest in therapeutic research led to her discovery of and passion for DBT. She completed intensive DBT training in April of 2018 with Linehan-trained therapists from Behavioral Tech, LLC. Ms. Jenkins joined Clarify Counseling in July 2018