Jensen, Wendy (Counselor)

VIRTUAL DAYS INFORMATION:
Online Office Hours: 9am-1pm M-F (please email if outside of these hours)
Online Platform: Google Classrooms- Code: fchxjwc
                  Email, Email, Email! wendy.jensen@bcsemail.org
Google Voice Phone Number (leave a voicemail if after 1pm): (828) 367-7586‬
Emergency Services: If this is an emergency, please contact 911 or Crisis Mobile at  800-510-9132, or text Connect to 741741

This can be a very trying and confusing time right now. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any concerns for yourself or someone else via email or google classrooms- Remember to be kind to yourself. I have also included a number of resources both on the google classroom and below:

Apps and Webpages:

Calm - https://www.calm.com/

Happify - https://www.happify.com/

Headspace - https://www.headspace.com/

iChill App - https://www.traumaresourceinstitute.com/ichill-app/ichill-app-1

Stop, Breathe & Think - https://www.stopbreathethink.com/

Calm Harm – To help manage the urge to self-harm

YouTube Video - https://youtu.be/JDgdXjEoB2Q

App is available in Google Play and Apple Store


Clear Fear - to help children and young people manage the symptoms of anxiety.

YouTube Video - https://youtu.be/5NogQvWOKuc

App is available in Google Play and Apple Store


Combined Minds – To help family and friends provide mental health support

YouTube Video - https://youtu.be/CIzSke9A7dc

App is available in Google Play and Apple Store


Your World Within – Motivational Videos

YouTube Video - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhyP9fBfZRphUTKJeCHK4KhjVDO2Yb5iU


It Gets Better Project – series of videos that exists to uplift, empower, and connect LGBTQ+ youth around the globe.

YouTube Video - https://youtu.be/l1E1Bpgzbgk


                           
   Mrs. Wendy Jensen

Hello Nesbitt Academy!        

My name is Wendy Jensen and I am so happy to say that this year I will be working with Melanie Yeager in the Counseling department! I will be here Monday-Friday, room 1125, and am available to assist you in any way I can during this busy semester. School and life can be difficult to navigate sometimes, so please know that my door is always open and I will help in any way I can.It is my goal to provide a safe space for students of all backgrounds and abilities to explore their thoughts and needs and help them discover their true potential. 
Just a little bit about my background, I am a native of WNC and graduated from UNC-Asheville with a BA in History and Education. I also received my Master's in School Counseling from Western Carolina University and am a National Certified Counselor. I have worked in Buncombe County Schools for 10 years, serving as a Social Studies teacher at both Reynolds High School and Owen High School. I also served as a volunteer Teacher Trainer with the Peace Corps in China for 1 ½ years.
                                          Ms. Jensen in China
 I really enjoy exploring new cultures and traveling. I also love hiking and cooking, and I am always up for learning new things! 
I really look forward to meeting and working with all of you here at Nesbitt Academy. Please contact me with any questions or concerns. 

Thank You,

Wendy Jensen
wendy.jensen@bcsemail.org 

PS- Be sure to check out the links on the counselor webpage for helpful websites and tools for applying to colleges, financial aid, stress management, and much more! 
Ms. Jensen and her pig