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Jenna Collins Reed, LCSW

Introducing Jenna Collin Reed, LCSW: A Dedicated and Experienced Clinical Social Worker

Jenna Collins Reed is a self-motivated and dependable Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a strong track record of achieving high performance in her field. She joined Southern Illinois Associates in February 2022 as a clinical social worker, where she has been providing individual and group therapy. With over 20 years of experience, Jenna brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her practice.

Jenna possesses excellent time management skills and excels at prioritizing and completing multiple tasks simultaneously, all while maintaining a keen attention to detail. She is a goal-oriented team player who thrives in collaborative environments and has exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. Her clients appreciate her client-focused approach, as she tailors her counseling to meet their specific needs.

Throughout her career, Jenna has acquired a diverse range of skills and experiences. As a social worker at Breeze Hospice from November 2017 to February 2022, she successfully coordinated patient goals and treatment plans in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team. Additionally, she established and maintained meaningful relationships with patients and their families while providing grief therapy and bereavement support. Jenna’s ability to assess patients’ physical, psychological, social, and environmental status enabled her to identify barriers and implement appropriate interventions effectively. She also excelled in addressing crisis situations, caregiver concerns, and safety issues within the home or facility.

Prior to her work at Breeze Hospice, Jenna served as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at STL Counseling in St. Louis, Missouri, from November 2017 to February 2022. In this role, she provided individual counseling to patients diagnosed with severe persistent mental illness, both in-person and via teletherapy. She developed treatment plans aimed at preventing hospitalization for individuals residing in psychiatric nursing home settings. Jenna demonstrated exceptional organizational skills by documenting sessions and submitting billing promptly.

As a Team Lead at Outpatient Behavioral Health-SSM, St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, from July 2015 to November 2017, Jenna oversaw the daily function and productivity of the Outpatient Behavioral Health unit. She generated and evaluated reports to update the company on team progress and productivity, ensuring adherence to regulatory standards during Joint Commission surveys and mock surveys. Jenna also facilitated therapy groups and individual sessions for patients admitted to the Brief Treatment program and the Severe Persistent Mental Illness program.

From July 2007 to July 2015, Jenna worked as a Medical Social Worker at St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Her responsibilities included completing psychosocial assessments with identified mothers to ensure the care, welfare, safety, and security of the mother and her newborn upon their discharge home. She provided community referrals and resources to patients facing various stressors, including mental illness, poverty, a history of child abuse/neglect, domestic violence, and substance abuse. Jenna collaborated closely with medical staff, as well as the Illinois/Missouri Children’s Division and city/county court, to facilitate safe discharges from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the nursery. She also provided one-on-one case management to women in the WISH clinic, a program for pregnant opiate-dependent women.

Earlier in her career, Jenna operated her private practice, Individual and Group Counseling, from August 2006 to June 2010. During this time, she facilitated counseling sessions for individuals diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome or related conditions, such as High Functioning Autism or Pervasive Development Disorder. Jenna managed all aspects of her business, including budgeting, marketing, and strategies. She actively participated in student school Individualized Education Program (IEP) and 504 plan meetings to contribute to the development of appropriate educational programming and individual goals/accommod