Jenny Greunke, LCSW
Greetings! My name is Andrea, and I am the proud steward of Bayou Wellness, a counseling operation that God graciously led me to establish on June 1, 2015. My primary aim for Bayou Wellness is to do the will and work of God in the context of counseling. I am a Christian and am currently studying the practice of biblical counseling. I am slowly beginning to implement what I learn into my practice as I navigate a sea of knowledge on this subject.
I have worked in the mental health field since 2009, both in private and agency settings, and I've worked as a counselor since 2010. My education includes a bachelor's degree in Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University in 2005, and a master's in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University in 2010. I completed my post-master's internship in 2013, earning professional counseling licensure. In 2015, I became credentialed as a Certified Addictions Professional. I started out honing skills in the facilitation of mainstream psychotherapy, where evidence-based practices, like Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, are standard. I also began implementing the Gottman Method approach to couples counseling in 2016, after an inspiring training. However, I believe that these methods of thought and behavior modification by themselves effect only superficial and short-term relief. Apart from the work of the Holy Spirit and the intentions and will of God, traditional psychotherapy methods fall short of true soul healing, which is only and always the supernatural work of God. It is essential to learn behavior modification and practical ways to cope with life's problems through the lens of God's design with the guidance of the Holy Spirit who is the greatest counselor of all.
Jenny Greunke is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with both a masters and bachelors degree in social work from Florida State University. Jenny has worked extensively in the pediatric health care setting throughout her career and is experienced in working with children and families who are facing challenges surrounding a major health diagnosis, school issues, anxiety, depression, and related concerns. Jenny’s focus is in working with children, teens, young adults, parents, and families, and she also treats older adults. Jenny works with children and teens who have been diagnosed with conversion disorder. She understands the fear and frustration children and parents face with this diagnosis, and she works with the client’s medical team throughout the treatment process on the path to wellness. Jenny works with children and adults facing death and loss and also provides bereavement support. Additionally, Jenny works both with birth parents seeking adoption and potential adoptive families. Jenny is certified in cognitive behavioral therapy and utilizes a variety of evidenced based methods in treating clients. Jenny strives to work alongside her clients as they make their journey to reaching their goals. She is open-minded and happily provides services to people of all faiths, backgrounds, and beliefs. Jenny understands that the psychosocial needs of a person are paramount for a positive life, and she works beside her clients to support this need. Jenny is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers. She also participates in community committees and boards with a focus on children’s health, child welfare, and the protection of children. Jenny serves as a clinical supervisor for active clinical social work interns pursuing licensure.
“I feel so privileged to be allowed to work with both children and adults, and I love seeing the changes someone is able to make within themselves. I absolutely believe in the power of my clients to take control of the issues they face, and I am so proud to watch them achieve their goals. I take very seriously the work that I do, and I have such respect for the dignity and needs of my clients.”