Jeneba exudes warmth and compassion with clients, which makes them feel comfortable, safe, and validated from the first session. She practices therapy from the perspective of clients holding the answers to their problems, and acts as a guide through careful questioning techniques and exploration of the internal or external conflict in their lives.
Jeneba has a Bachelor of Arts degree in French & modern languages from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, a Bachelor of Education degree from York University in Toronto, Canada, and a Master of Science degree in clinical mental health counseling from Walden University in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. She is a professional member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).
After teaching languages for 16 years in local schools, Jeneba completed her master's degree while doing summer internships at Turning Point, The Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute (MWI), and The The Department of Court Services, where she gained experience working with individuals living with addiction, psychiatric illness, and those in the criminal justice system. Jeneba also worked as an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counselor at Benedict Associates for 2 years, providing individual, couples, and family counseling services to employees of client companies.
Jeneba uses a variety of theoretical orientations based on clients’ needs, including cognitive behavioral, narrative, dialectical behavioral therapy, and schema therapy. She also uses integrative and holistic approaches such as breath work, yoga, and meditation as an adjunct to psychotherapy. Jeneba is a certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance (RYT 200) and is also certified to lead the Yoga of 12-step Recovery program (Y12SR). As a lifelong learner, she is always reading and researching new evidence-based interventions, and attends professional development workshops to improve her knowledge.