Alexis Jenkins- Therapist For Substance Abuse
Intern | She/Her/Hers

We are all deserving of the best life has to offer and yet, so many of us endure great suffering each day. We can’t always control our environments, but we can learn to control how we respond to what our environments bring upon us. It would be an honor to explore life with you, to learn the ways in which we can hold space for comfort and stillness, work through difficult challenges, and ultimately, gain a greater understanding of ourselves and others.

I am currently pursuing a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at DePaul University and previously received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Missouri, Columbia (Mizzou). During my time at Mizzou, I also spent an extensive amount of time studying Black Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies as I am passionate about learning the ways in which specific groups of people are oppressed to aid my process in helping dismantle the respective systems.

I have experience working in mood and anxiety programs for adults and adolescents at the IOP/PHP levels of care (intensive out-patient/partial hospitalization). With this experience, I have learned a great deal about CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness. These treatment modalities have become very important to me as I have seen first hand the impact they can make on one’s life and well-being. I plan to use these approaches moving forward while also considering other approaches that may be better suited for one’s unique experience.

Prior to working at the IOP/PHP level of care, I enjoyed working at an Addictions Recovery Center. Substance use is an area that I have always found myself particularly drawn to. Regarding this area, treatment plans will be grounded in harm reduction and motivational interviewing.

Know that whatever it is you’re going through, you can bring it to the space with me.