Jenna Perrine MA, LPC

Call:(847) 381-2700 ext. 104
Email:jperrinecompass@gmail.com

Jenna Perrine has a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Trinity International University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies. Born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Jenna loves international travel and learning from other cultures and experiences – especially through her passion for film, food, and the performing arts.

Jenna has extensive experience working with college students, and especially enjoys working with adolescents, individuals, couples, and their families to navigate a sustainable path to healing. Her areas of particular clinical interest include relationship challenges, conflict resolution and communication, family of origin difficulties, family systems and relationships impacted by personality disorders, depression, grief, anxiety, trauma, and issues of self-esteem and development of personal identity. Jenna also welcomes and believes it’s important to work openly with issues of faith and spirituality if they emerge naturally during the process of personal growth.

Jenna practices a wounded healer approach to therapy, in which a great counselor can only know the courage and complexity required to walk the path to mental health if they’ve walked it themselves. She knows from experience that the path towards wholeness requires vulnerability and hard work, so she strives to find the beauty and laughter with each client along the way.

Personally, she loves spending her time with the love of her life, her husband John, as they play their days away being wannabe foodies, movie critics, and one day church planters.

I’ve known what it’s like to be in both chairs of the counseling office, so I count it a privilege to be sitting across from you. I strive to make the first session as welcoming a process as possible in which you can build trust in an environment of non-judgment and find courage for the journey ahead. My desire is for each client to walk away after each session feeling encouraged, stretched, and hopeful that the work is so deeply, profoundly worth it.

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Specialties:

  • College Students
  • Adolescents
  • Individual Men & Women
  • Couples Therapy
  • Life Transitions
  • Career Counseling
  • Family of Origin Wounds
  • Impact of Personality Disorders on relationships & family systems
  • Spiritual Formation

Workshop Topics:

  • Who Taught You How To Be Beautiful? (Female Body Image)
  • A Vision for Vocation (Career Counseling)
  • Write Your Own Lament (Grief and loss)
  • Headspace: Breathe, Stretch, & Pray (A mindfulness skills class)
  • Scar Tissue (Discovering trauma history)
  • How Personality Disorders Impact Families
  • How Parent’s Marriage Impact Their Children
  • Find Your Enneagram Personality
  • Self Injury and Emotional Regulation