Jim Jenkins, Therapist in St. Augustine, Florida — Zencare
Jim  Jenkins
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Jim Jenkins

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Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Florida Accepting Online
St. Augustine Accepting In-person
Updated June 7, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Emotion regulation
  • Procrastination

Professional statement

Jim Jenkins is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in St. Augustine, Florida. He works with ages young adults to seniors. Many of Jim’s clients experience difficulties managing emotions, either individually or with a significant other. Jim is particularly passionate when educating clients about understanding their inner emotional life, drawing upon multiple resources in sessions to guide his clients in developing helpful coping skills.

Jim is trained in both psychodynamic and behavioral approaches which provide an understanding of his clients’ emotional needs and a framework to guide changes the client can make toward a greater quality of life. Jim’s style is relaxed yet he is passionate about the work he does. Clients feel an understanding and acceptance from Jim which facilitates an environment of self-exploration and progress toward change. Change is hard and Jim acts as guide and coach to support clients in their exciting journey.

Jim received his Masters degree in Counseling from Western Carolina University in North Carolina. He has experience in a private psychiatric hospital and at Hospice in the Bereavement Department, working with patients who were dying and with the family members after the loved one has died. He has been in private practice for the last thirteen years while he has been a stay-at-home dad.


Message to clients

Do you feel like yourself? If not, I would like to help you understand how you can learn to cope with the challenges in your life to get back to you. I have worked with many clients to understand and cope with difficult emotions, such as depression and grief, anxiety, and loneliness. Together let's make this a turning point in your life by not avoiding the storms, but learning how to dance in the rain.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions

Procrastination - Learning how to identify instances of procrastination and what one’s procrastination patterns are; practicing mental health strategies to decrease the occurrence of procrastination




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Jim Jenkins is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $80 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $60 - $80

Additional session information

Therapist's note

Jim does not accept insurance but accepts fees using Venmo.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 4pm
  • Tue 9am - 4pm
  • Wed 9am - 4pm
  • Thu 9am - 3pm
  • Fri 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Sun Closed

St. Augustine practice
101 Whitehall Dr, Unit 106, St. Augustine, Florida 32086
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 34 years

CarePartners Hospice, Bereavement Counselor/Music Therapist, 1991 - 2010
Highland Hospital, Activity Therapist/Music Therapist, 1976 - 1991

Western Carolina University, MaEd in Counseling, 1988
Florida State University, Bach of Music in Music Therapy, 1970


Licensure

Florida: MH 15425


Languages

English