MEET JENNA WILSON
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker originally from Raleigh, North Carolina. I graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology from Samford University and earned my Masters in Social Work (MSW) from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, with a concentration in individual and family counseling.
In addition to my work with Cornerstone Counseling, I have experience in medical settings within Carolinas Healthcare System. In my time at the hospital, I worked with chronic and terminal illness with adults, as well as in pediatric oncology. I enjoy working with adults, adolescents and the family unit as a whole and find this work very rewarding.
Lexie is here to help you through your self discovery journey. Lexie is a full-bred, hypoallergenic toy poodle puppy who is in training to be a therapy dog. She is usually present in most sessions and takes her job very seriously as my assistant-this dedicated work usually involves a lot of sleeping and kisses if requested by clients. Due to Lexie being in active training, she is crated and out of sight during sessions. However, she is very friendly and welcomes being petted and an occasional treat.
Evidence shows that having a dog present during therapy sessions can provide the following: reduce stress, increase rapport, help clients to become more cognizant of emotional reactions and support resiliency.
**If you are not comfortable with dogs or having Lexie present during sessions, I will be more than happy to remove her from the room. Please do not hesitate to make me aware of this at anytime during our sessions.**