Jennifer Hankins

Children / adolescents, play therapy, abuse/trauma, parenting, transitional life stages, grief/perinatal loss, cognitive behavioral therapy, elder care

God has given me a heart full of compassion and a strong desire to help others with the many struggles and challenges we face on life’s journey. My goal as a counselor is to always empower my clients in a safe and supportive environment using biblical principles and psychological truths. I am strength-based and solution-focused, and I view the counselor/client relationship as a collaborative effort. My desire is for my clients to gain insight and to move towards healing and positive change so they can live joyful and fulfilling lives.

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalms 34:18

SPECIAL INTERESTS

  • Children and Adolescents (emotional and behavioral issues)
  • Abuse/Trauma
  • Play Therapy
  • Parenting Issues/Skills
  • Transitional Life Stages
  • Women’s Issues
  • Grief/Perinatal Loss
  • Anxiety/Stress/Depression/Anger
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Elder Care and Caretaker Concerns

Education & Credentials

  • Master of Social Work University of Southern Mississippi
  • Bachelors of Science in Psychology Mississippi State University
  • Licensed Certified Social Worker

Affiliations

  • National Association of Social Workers
  • American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Association for Play Therapy
  • Member of Pinelake Church

Philosophy

  • Meet the client where they are to help get them where they want to be.

General Information

Jennifer and her husband, Jamie, live in Madison where they are raising their two children. During their down time, they enjoy traveling, gardening, and spending time with friends and family.