Mrs. Prudence Jenkins is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 25 years of counseling experience. Her experience incorporates various settings such as outpatient, hospital, and correctional institutions. Many of her clients’ population consists of adolescents, adults as well as families and the military community.
Prudence appreciates the contributions our military service members and their families make to support this country. Her 25 years of experience of working with military members, their families, and veterans reflect her passion for the military community. She has specialized knowledge and experience working with military related issues such as trauma, deployment, isolation, transitioning and other military related stressors.
She recognizes that trauma is a part of many people’s lives and limits their ability to reach their full potential. Prudence is experienced in providing trauma-informed therapy to various clients to include victims of sexual assault and treating unique populations ranging from at-risk juveniles, substance abusers and incarcerated individuals. She works intensely with clients by offering treatment related to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, child abuse, behavioral problems, and bipolar disorder. Additionally, she is thoroughly trained in evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Informed Care, Parenting for Incarcerated Individuals, and Crisis Intervention. Her therapeutic perspective is guided by implementing treatment method geared towards each client’s individual needs.
Prudence’s warm and genuine demeanor is embodied by her strong belief that all clients have the potential to succeed. When working with clients, her clinical approach is holistic, integrative, non-judgmental and strength based. As a clinical therapist, she has made a commitment to treating clients and helping them achieve their goals.
Prudence obtained her Bachelor and Master of Social Work from San Diego State University. She is a faculty member at University of Phoenix where she educates students about mental health counseling techniques and the criminal justice profession.