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 Jessica Henry

Dr. Jessica Henry

Associate Teaching Professor of Education (RHS)

Phone: 814-867-5728

332 CEDAR Building
University Park, PA 16802

Department(s)

  • Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education

Program(s)

  • Rehabilitation and Human Services

Biography

Dr. Jessica S. Henry is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. Her work embodies a commitment to advocacy and opportunities for people with disabilities. Dr. Henry completed her Ph.D. studies in Counselor Education and Supervision at Ohio University in 2016. She is currently an Associate Teaching Professor in the Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHS) program at Penn State University. As a licensed mental health counselor (LPC) and certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC), she has devoted her scholarship, practice, and teaching to understanding the wellness needs of others through exploration of stress impacts, performance outcomes, and improving quality of life. She has specific expertise and interest in counseling individuals with presenting concerns of disability identity development, adjustment to chronic illness, and stress management. She is considered an expert in leading seminars that focus on wellness, stress management, and leadership at both the personal and organizational levels. Dr. Jess believes “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any,” Alice Walker.

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