Licensed Professional Counselor
Education and Specialty
Shellina Jenkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. She earned her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Georgia State University. Shellina attended Fort Valley University for her Graduate program of study; she holds a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Counseling Psychology.
Shellina is a diverse Counselor and Therapist who has worked with men, women, and children in a variety of settings. She has therapeutic services in correctional and substance abuse facilities, drug court and foster care; she formerly served in a position of leadership as the Director of Mental Health for one of the largest correctional facilities in Georgia. Shellina's skills and experience further include facilitating workshops on suicide prevention and working with women experiencing domestic violence.
Awards, Service, Honors
Shellina has membership affiliations with the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia.
Adolescents and Adult Medical Services
Shellina's philosophy on behavioral change is role modeling-teaching and practicing with clients to encourage positive thoughts and behaviors. She utilizies a combination of therapeutic approach to meet the needs of clients which include but are limited to: Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Client Centered Therapy. Shellina is well versed in working with adults and adolescents coping with depression, anxiety, social skills development, severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI), co-occurring disorders and substance abuse. She offers individual, group and family counseling to help manage the following conditions:
- Substance Abuse
- Mood Disorders
- Severe and Persistent Mental Illness
- Anxiety Disorders
- Suicide Prevention/Intervention
- Bipolar Disorder
and many more.
Shellina enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, reading and cooking.
To schedule an appointment with Shellina, please contact Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals Smyrna office at (770) 431-2354.