Master’s in Mental Health Counseling
20+ years horsey experience
An avid horsewomen and horse lover from a young age, Jenna has been involved in the Equestrian world for over 20 years, including the roles of competitor and coach to adolescents in the art of horsemanship. Jenna possesses a B.S. in Animal Science (Equine Studies) from the University of Florida, a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University, and is a licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. Jenna spent her MHC internship working with Tampa’s homeless population at Metropolitan Ministries and since 2008 has worked with individuals, families and groups including different veteran populations from both James A. Haley and Bay Pines VA hospitals, as well as active duty military and their families utilizing the At EASE (Equine Assisted Self Exploration) program at Quantum Leap Farm.
As Co-Director of the At EASE program Jenna believes this field of work can transform and empower lives by helping clients put the focus back on their own locus of control, resolving trauma, and offering a truly healing environment for healthy coping skills to emerge as well as increased emotional wellbeing. Jenna also spends her time as a therapeutic riding instructor at Quantum Leap Farm, where she assists individuals in improving physical, mental and social wellbeing. Jenna’s passion for horses and their innate ability to impact individuals in a myriad of ways, as well as her continuing interest in the human psyche and belief in the mind, body, spirit connection has led her to the fascinating field of EAP (Equine Assisted Psychotherapy). Her belief is that EAP is an amazing form of experiential therapy where individuals can draw powerful metaphors by interacting with horses allowing for powerful discoveries about oneself, one’s relationships and the world around them.