"Dr Jenkins is Engaging, Trustworthy, Compassionate, Intelligent"
Early in her career as a Summer Camp wilderness counselor and as an Elementary School Classroom Teacher she quickly realized that her calling was to support the social emotional lives of Kids. In 1995, earning her Masters in Counseling working elementary schools and while at a large middle school in Los Angeles, the news of Columbine tragedy rocked her world. In 1999 she founded TeensforHumanity™, a nationally recognized youth violence and bullying prevention organization. Honored by Teaching Tolerance magazine she was a trainer at the Museum of Tolerance "Teach the Teachers" promoting racial unity and increasing peacemaking efforts for children. Dr. Jenkins presented her research on adolescent counseling at conferences and conventions across the United States.
In 2001 she began teaching graduate level courses training future counselors and psychologists at Azusa Pacific, California Lutheran, and La Verne Universities. In 2003 Jennica Jenkins obtained certification as a school trauma and loss specialist and she has directed numerous clinically based student assistance programs. Dr. Jenkins also served as a Fema crisis counselor after the Northridge earthquake and southern CA fires. Jennica Jenkins has been sought out to assist in crisis response efforts after numerous campus tragedies across California.
In 2005 Jennica earned her doctorate degree in Psychology. In 2006, she and her husband and relocated to Placer County where she resumed her work with teens as an intervention counselor for the Roseville Joint Union High School District where she was awarded the 2008 Excellence in Education Award for her intervention counseling programs.
Currently, Dr. Jennica Jenkins is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Placer County CA the owner and clinical director of Blue Sky Counseling center. She also served as part of the counseling faculty and the Program Coordinator for the CalMHSA Mental Health Grant at Sierra College in Rocklin CA.
Dr. Jennica Jenkins combines her clinical experience with her years in education benefit children, teens, and adults so they can achieve success at home, socially and at school/work. She has therapeutic experience with individual children, pre-teens, adolescents, and adults. Jennica Jenkins has experience with multi-diverse client needs, she is open and accepting of all humans regardless of similarities or differences.
Dr Jennica Jenkins
Education Psy.D Doctor of Psychology, CCU, Santa Ana, 2005 MA Counseling and Guidance, Point Loma Nazarene University, 1995 B.S. Elementary Education, Sociology, Music, George Fox University, 1991
Licensure Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #26 California Board of Behavioral Science Licensed Professional Counselor #6072 Colorado
Credentials/Certifications Board Certified Professional Counselor American Psychotherapy Association #15328 Certified Educational and Vocational Guidance Practitioner EVGP#11003 Credential PPS School Counseling #50164430 CTC School Trauma and Loss Certification 2003 Nationally Certified Mental Health Counselor Exam Pass # 275107 Nov.2010 Nationally Certified Counselor NCC#246002 April 2010 CA Registered Psychological Assistant PSB33543 May 2008-2010 CA Administrative Services Credential SSLA Oct 2006 Nationally Certified School Trauma and Loss Specialist May 2003 CA Pupil Personnel Services: Professional School Counseling #101149475 and 101150304 Dec. 1995 CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential #101150095 Dec. 1995 Professional Associations Past and Present American Psychological Association Division 17 Counseling Psychology Member No: 00227055 American Mental Health Counselors Association member number 33762582 Asssociation for the Coordination of Counseling Center and Clinical Services Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling Sacramento Valley Psychological Association California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Division 53 American Counseling Association American School Counseling Association International Association for Education and Vocational Guidance Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children American Mental Health Counselors Association
Awards and Accolades Placer County Youth Advisory GABY 2009 for Summer Bridge Counseling Leadership 2008 Excellence in Education Award, Roseville Joint Union High School District California Counselors Association 2008 Conference Cruise Speaker 2007 School Counselor of the Year Nomination, American School Counselors Association Honored on the Wall of Tolerance National Human Rights Museum, Alabama 2005 GOLDEN BELL Award 2003 - honorable mention, California School Boards Association Museum of Tolerance “Teach the Teachers” workshop leader 2002 Teaching Tolerance Southern Poverty Law Center “Peace Day 2000” grant recipient Burbank Guidance Council President’s Award 1996 and 1998 BUSD