Panoramic view to spring flowers in the park. New fresh scilla blossom on beautiful morning with sunlight in the forest in april. Wildflowers in the nature

Hi, I'm Jenna

My specialities are in providing trauma-informed care for Teens (13+) and Adults living with addiction, anxiety, and mood disorders. I also specialize in providing LGBTQ-affirming therapy!

Also, including

  • Substance Use
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexuality and Gender Identity Support
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Self Harm
  • Self Esteem Concerns

Therapy approaches I most commonly use are person-centered, existential, and narrative therapy. These approaches focus on genuineness and acceptance.

Therapy is an opportunity for transformation, and a safe place to be present with no additional expectations.

Jenna Stack New Day High Point Therapist Counselor LGBTQ Teens Adults Social Anxiety Generalized Anxiety Substance Abuse Sexuality Gender Identity

Jenna Stack, MS, LCMHCA, LCASA, NCC

Why do I love working with the LGBTQ population?

lgbtq affirming therapy
The LGBTQ population is more than twice as likely to face mental health concerns compared to straight, cis-gendered individuals. We live in a climate where discrimination, prejudice, and harassment can be significant concerns for someone who is out. Treatment can be challenging if you do not find a therapist who has experience with diversity and understands the need to provide a specialized focus on hearing and understanding LGBTQ voices. As an out member of the LGBTQ community who grew up in the south, I have faced challenges finding queer affirming therapists in the past and it is my passion to provide that service for others who may have also faced similar challenges finding a space where they can unabashedly be themselves.

I also enjoy working with individuals who feel deeply and who may have been labeled by others as highly emotional. Often these folks may feel misunderstood and even alienated.

Maybe you’ve been in one of the following situations:
  • Told you’re overreacting
  • Told you are too needy
  • Told you take things too personally or are too sensitive
  • Struggle to form relationships with previous therapists

Why do I love working with “feelers”?

Emotional, Strong emotions, feelers
Folks who feel deeply tend to struggle to form connections and have a hard time being able to trust or feel safe with others. My passion is to provide that space and allow my clients to find a non-judgmental zone where they feel they can be themselves. I enjoy working with deep feelers in moving toward the goal of learning how to make safe spaces in many areas of their lives. I love sharing the truth that “there is nothing wrong with you and you don’t have to feel shame about your identity”.

 

Therapy is an opportunity for transformation, and a safe place to be present with no additional expectations.

If You Feel Lonely, Afraid or Overwhelmed, I Hear You, And You Are Not Alone

As humans, we are adaptable and intelligent. We change to better fit our circumstances and survive. What can impede this change is a lack of hope. We don’t believe we can change. Painful experiences can imprint on the brain and alter our perspective of our strength and ability. Yet our largest impediment to change is often being unseen and not validated for who we are. What I communicate to clients is that I can go into the dark with them and show them their dark place is worth being seen and heard. We can find meaning of pain together and see it as more than a barrier.

It’s Possible To Start Feeling More At Peace

At the core of my belief system is the idea that we need each other. We can see that a better way exists when we connect with the lives around us. We don't escape our circumstances necessarily, but we learn to find the travelers who make our journey richer and deeper. As your therapist, I believe that you are the expert on your life – I will meet you where you are to help you reach your goals. I hope to be a traveler in your journey.

 

There Are Many Benefits To Therapy

Therapy can successfully help you with those challenges that prevent you from functioning better and enjoying life… It can help you to:
  • Gain coping skills to handle day to day life
  • Believe that it is possible to trust again
  • Have hope in your future
  • Create a healthier view of yourself
  • Improve your relationships or (more confidently) build new ones

A Little About My Professional Background

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Afterward, I received my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. During my graduate school and post-graduate work I have provided clinical support for those experiencing mental health concerns and addiction in a non-profit outpatient clinic, hospital-based behavioral health center, residential addiction treatment facility, and a university counseling center. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC # 109568) and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA #A14431), as well as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate (LCASA #24745).

A Bit More…

In my free time, I love going on adventures with my partner and our two dogs, Charlie and Caleb. Caleb is a Yorkshire Terrier and Charlie is a German Shepherd. Our favorite hiking spot is the Blue Ridge Parkway. I also am a big music and movie buff. I am a big fan of pop, electronic, bluegrass, and R&B music and try to get to concerts when I can. I can often be found watching re-runs of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Forensic Files, and The Office. Also I am a huge Carolina Tarheels fan. Go Heels!
Me and Doggies