Shanta Jenkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Alabama and a certified Master Addiction Counselor. She is a member of the Alabama Counseling Association, the Alabama College Counseling Association, and The Association for Addiction Professionals. She earned her Master’s in Community Counseling and a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Sociology from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL.
She has 27 years working in the mental health field to include domestic violence, investigating child abuse and neglect, financial counseling, co-occurring disorders, and group therapy. She has previous experience working with both adolescents and adults in substance abuse treatment at both the residential and intensive outpatient levels of care. She has previously served as an Adjunct Professor and a Faculty Senior Research Thesis Advisor at the University of South Alabama and has supervised graduate students and interns. She has experience working with individuals in community mental health and university counseling settings which have allowed her to develop skills in dealing with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, trauma, relationship/couples counseling, and self-esteem. She utilizes an integrated and holistic treatment modality consisting of a realistic, person-centered, and cognitive behavioral approach of helping people work towards achieving mental, physical and spiritual well-being in every aspect of their lives.
In her personal time, she enjoys experimenting with new recipes, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.