Jenna Whitaker, LMHP, PLADC, Director, School Mental Health Program
Jenna Whitaker is a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner and Provisionally Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from College of Saint Mary and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Doane College. She currently works as a therapist in Catholic Charities’ School Mental Health program providing school-based mental health services to elementary and high school students throughout the Omaha Archdiocese. Furthermore, she is the Director of our School Mental Health Program providing supervision and support to the behavioral health team.
She is passionate about working with young people struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, conflict resolution, stress, and behavioral difficulties. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and incorporates Motivational Interviewing and mindfulness techniques to lead to a more individualized approach. She uses empathy to connect with students and develop ways to improve their functioning. She is trained in Seeking Safety and Trauma Informed Care.
In her spare time, Jenna enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, traveling, cleaning, and cheering on the Creighton Bluejays and the Iowa State Cyclones. She attends Saint Patrick Catholic Church.
Jenna is currently in Gross Catholic High School and St. Vincent de Paul School.