Jayna is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has significant research, teaching, and clinical experience with adolescents and adults struggling with various mental health issues, trauma histories, and substance abuse problems. She has specific training in Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to offer an integrated approach that meets the needs of each individual client.
Jayna was trained clinically at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and has experience working with justice-involved adolescents and adults, and with adolescents and adults struggling with transitional issues (e.g., emerging adulthood, divorce, empty-nest syndrome). She is also a part time faculty member in the Graduate School at Waynesburg University. Jayna has presented at numerous local, state, and national conferences on counseling related topics from trauma therapy to ethical decision-making to diversity in graduate school programs.
Jayna is in her final year of doctoral study at Duquesne University and obtained her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Waynesburg University. She also has a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University and is a graduate of Georgetown University. She is a member the international honor society of professional counseling Chi Sigma Iota – Delta Upsilon Chapter. She is an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and served for two years on their Ethics Committee. She is also a member of the Greater Pittsburgh Counseling Association (GPCA) and has served on their board, as well as the Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA) and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES).