Jolene is currently completing a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University with an anticipated graduation date of May 2021. She received a B.S. in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology from Shippensburg University, where she graduated magna cum laude.
Jolene taught 4th and 5th graders for eight years, and spent a dozen years working with adolescents at Christian summer camps. To fulfill her counseling practicum, she worked at New Day in Johnstown, a Christian ministry to children and families. While there, she facilitated skills-building groups for women in poverty, and provided group counseling for middle schoolers. She also conducted individual counseling both in-person and via telehealth. Additionally, Jolene volunteered as a crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line, helping de-escalate those texting for help. She conducted risk assessments for each client and helped them develop a safety plan.
Areas of Specialty:
To date, Jolene’s experience has been with children, adolescents, and adult women, but she is open to working with couples and the elderly as well. Her areas of interest include academic underachievement, depression and anxiety, career counseling, grief counseling, OCD, relationship issues, spiritual and behavioral issues, pre-marital and marriage counseling, infidelity, issues related to pregnancy, parenting, boundaries, and mood disorders. In her practice, Jolene employs a variety of therapeutic approaches including: CBT, faith-based counseling, person-centered and psycho-educational therapist, art therapy, family systems therapy, mindfulness-based therapy and brief solution-focused therapy.
Jolene sees clients at our Windber and Johnstown locations.