After almost 21 years spent studying, working and living in different parts of Ontario, registered therapist and social worker Jenni Jenkins has come home.
The SCITS grad – who initially went to obtain her bachelor’s degree in sociology and master’s degrees in social work at Wilfrid Laurier University, then followed her dreams by counselling teens and their families in various locales across Ontario – returned to Sarnia earlier this year and has opened a counselling service in the downtown district, a business she hopes will help people find some of that ever-elusive serenity.
Located in Front Street’s Seaway Centre, Jenkins’ Inner Calm Counselling opened its doors in late October.
Jenkins said ever since she found the space, which she’s since transformed into a Zen-like garden of calm, she knew she had made the right decision to return to her roots.
“It totally makes sense,” she said. “I feel so lucky to be able to do this. I love the fact that the downtown has transformed into this supportive, wonderful place. It’s so exciting.”