Jenny Chien, Ph.D., LPC

Assistant Professor of Counseling and Counseling Division Chair

Faculty Positions:

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary - Counseling

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Bio

Dr. Jenny Chien is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health Counseling. She has experience in elementary education, student development, mental health counseling, counseling supervision and as a university adjunct faculty member.

Dr. Chien and her husband have two children.

"I am a firm believer that all mental health symptoms make sense. Our calling as counselors is to explore the underlying reasons why symptoms are present and maintained and to offer our clients alternatives that bring healing."

Select Presentations and Publications

  • Chien, Jenny. (2014). The Relationship of Perceived Stress, Religious Coping Styles, and Mental Health Symptoms in University Students (Doctoral Dissertation). Florida Atlantic University; Boca Raton, FL.
  • Chien, Jenny. (2015). "Child Abuse: A Counselor's Perspective." Presented in The Treatment of Childhood Abuse course at Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL.
  • Chien, Jenny. (2014). "Putting the puzzle pieces together: A career journey." Presented to the Psychology Club at Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL.
  • Chien, Jenny. (2013). "How to help: A quick start guide to direct student athletes to counseling services." Presented to the Student Athletic Trainers at Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL.
  • Chien, Jenny. (2013). "RA building blocks: Mental health and suicide prevention." Presented to the Residence Life Staff at Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL.
  • Chien, Jenny. (2012). "Healthy Sexuality/Holy Sexuality." Presented in the Johnson Residence Hall at Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL.
  • Chien, Jenny. (2012). "That support thing: Helping students to help themselves." Presented to students and parents in the Bridges Program at Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL.
  • Chien, Jenny. (2012). "Suicide prevention." Presented to the Residence Life Staff at Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL.

Education

  • Ph.D., Counseling, Florida Atlantic University (2015)
  • M.A., Counseling, Liberty University (2005)
  • B.S., Elementary Education, University of Maine (1997)

Hobbies

—Spending time with family
—Outdoor activities
—All things having to do with HGTV

Interests

—University mental health
—Spirituality and religious coping in counseling
—Issues of attachment and resilience