Adolescent Intensive Program Manager, Therapist
Amy Jenkins graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Family Life/Child Development Psychology in 1993. She immediately began working on a Master’s degree in Social Work which she obtained in 1997. She currently holds an active License in Colorado and Idaho as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Amy’s passion for walking alongside families, young adult and adolescents began over 26 years ago. She has worked in both the public and private sector include Child Welfare, Foster Care, a Day treatment program, several Adolescent Residential programs (RTC and RCCF), a Substance Abuse community based program, outpatient counseling centers, a school for expelled youth, child advocacy centers , in program consultation, a program for teen parents and private practice. In addition, she has taught Psychology as an adjunct faculty member at two community colleges in Colorado. Amy enjoys engaging in providing therapy but has extensive experience in designing, restructuring, managing and directing programs in addition to providing intake assessments, individual, family and group therapy. The diverse settings, populations and positions in management, development and therapy have provided Amy a unique set of talents in working with various diagnoses and populations.
A basic tenant of her approach in working with others is authenticity and honesty. As each client system she works with is unique, so is her approach to working; however, she has a broad foundation in Systems, CBT, Solution-focused and reality-based theories.
Those that know Amy note her authenticity, passion, integrity and “never give up attitude” as refreshing. She is excited to be part of a diverse team of professionals that are dedicated to providing a holistic approach to healing and improved functioning with the flexibility to think “outside of the box”.