USA Counseling and Testing Names New Counselor
Posted on November 14, 2014 by Joy Washington
Shanta Jenkins comes to the University of South Alabama with 15 years of experience as a mental health and substance abuse counseling professional.
Jenkins, a native of Ocean Springs Miss., is responsible for individual, relationship and group counseling in Counseling and Testing Services at USA, where Dr. Robert Hanks serves as director.
Jenkins earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in community counseling from USA.
Jenkins said she has always been fascinated with how the mind works and what motivates a person’s behavior and actions. She describes herself as a compassionate person who enjoys using her professional skills to help improve the lives of many.
“I have always had a strong desire to help others and assist people with the challenges of daily living,” Jenkins said. “My career has been extremely rewarding and it has led me to a sense of purpose and meaning. I am grateful to be able to continue my work here at USA.”
Jenkins said her goal as a counseling professional at USA is to empower anyone she helps to be more confident in themselves and live a better life.
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