We understand that sometimes people can get blindsided by emotional pain and can make terrible choices.
We hope to be your "translator" to help you communicate your issue without feeling too vulnerable or judged. We work with you, to help you untangle the mess so you can rebuild trust and start living positively again. We are very comfortable in discussing issues of self-injury, or thoughts of suicide.
We offer full DBT Dialectical Behavioral Therapy services; DBT skills, Individual Therapy, DBT diary, intersession therapist contact, and parent coaching (teens).
For other situations we believe in brief solutions based counseling for most situations. Usually, our goal is not to keep people in therapy long-term. It is our goal to help you adjust your relational skills and start living life with more success.
We partner with you to help you to mend important relationships, to learn healthier coping skills, add some positive strategies, and to live without self-harm.
Although there is a place for it in the world – At Blue Sky Counseling Center we do not make you lay down on a chase sofa and tell us all about when you were 4 years old – nor do we sit behind you and write copious notes and say nothing but Mmmm and uh Huh the whole time. We do spend the whole time playing board games for an hour and then ask you how you feel...
We know that counseling needs to be a conversation – extending and sharing insight together. True learning occurs when people are emotionally engaged and able to ask questions and compare how their beliefs join with the life-skill at hand. We know that you have good ideas, know yourself best, and want to get better! We get it. We understand that sometimes the big issue for "other people" may not the biggest issue to you. We need to hear your side to help.
At the Blue Sky Counseling Center we understand that sometimes you just want to problem solve an issue.
When long-term feelings of anxiety or depression steal away your ability to think clearly – sometimes people resort to negative coping or self-injurious behaviors. We understand this and are not shocked or appalled by your truth. Our goal is to create a relationship of openness – because these are exactly the things we should be talking about. Our goal is to offer all options in life saving intervention with you as a partner.
Even though in therapy we talk about serious issues - counseling doesn’t need to be scary. Most of our clients come to counseling when everything else they have tried to fix the problems have not succeeded. We understand that we need to listen and problem solve with you to create a therapeutic plan which includes honoring all the hard work that you have done before meeting with us. We partner with parents, spouses, teens, medical professionals, educators, and individual adults to formulate an plan to improve YOUR emotional and social wellness. You don’t have to be SICK to get better!
We believe that therapy is not one size fits all.
With open accepting hopeful communication we know that all humans have the ability to find resiliency from within to heal and change to live more productive and peaceful lives. Our therapists are very comfortable with difference and believe that individual human difference does not mean that they are deficit in any way. Dr Jennica Jenkins is committed to providing an atmosphere of trust and safety to all humans regardless of similarity or difference.
Working with what areas YOU FEEL need improvement
We know that you have spent a long time thinking about what is wrong with your situation, that you may have heard from many different sources how what you are currently doing is not “right”. The truth is: Failure Hurts. BEING stuck on the same emotional roller coaster ride is exhausting. We concentrate on your strengths, your core goodness, and teach successful life strategies to help you combine what is working with what areas YOU FEEL need improvement.
Referral Assistance: We are connected with trusted licensed professionals and have the ability to make quick effective referrals.