Jenna Grady is a Mental Health Counselor and works as a Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) on our Integrated Behavioral Health team. BHCs at Community Care Physicians are licensed mental health providers and social workers. Many are embedded within our practices working side by side with your doctor and health care team in delivering you the best “whole person” healthcare possible.
Jenna has experience working with children and their families. She is a member of the New York Mental Health Counselors Association (NYMHCA). Throughout her education and training, she found that individualized treatment and collaborative care are critical in the behavioral health field.
Jenna decided she wanted to be in the mental health field during her undergraduate years. However, it wasn’t until her internship that she solidified her decision after learning more about behavioral health and its importance. When Jenna first began as an intern, providing behavioral health services to children and their families, she realized how much she enjoys working in the field and how fulfilling it was. What she found most interesting during her training is learning about child behavioral health and how counseling differs between children and adults. Jenna loves being able to do something she is so passionate about while also helping others improve their overall quality of life.
Jenna believes listening and paying attention to her patient’s needs is the most important thing she can do. She finds working with children most rewarding because she thinks they are such a vulnerable population. She likes helping them identify the necessary tools and skills that can help them for a lifetime.
In her spare time, Jenna enjoys outdoor activities with her dog, has a strong love for music and singing, and spending time with family and friends. She is also a member of the Schenectady Veterans Club.