“Jenna creates a space of openness and has an energy of acceptance so that I can explore what I really think and feel about the “other house” without feeling judged. In this atmosphere… miracles happen. Jenna takes an incredibly complicated situation and teases through it to find a workable solution that has everyone’s highest good in mind. She helps me understand emails from my ex’s girlfriend without my “ex-wife filter” getting in the way. In turn, I’m able to respond from a place that creates the best possible platform for communication. Jenna also helps me own “my stuff” so that it doesn’t get in the way of having a good relationship with the other woman. I would not have been able to communicate with my ex-husband’s girlfriend without Jenna’s help! Working with Jenna has literally changed the course of our future—and my daughters future—now they won’t have to live in a mom/stepmom war zone.”
"I became a stepmom 11 years ago and until I found Stepmom Magazine last year, and subsequently Jenna, I had no idea that stepmoms needed or deserved support. I can't imagine how different my journey would have been if I'd have Jenna's compassion and direction in the beginning! Regardless, even now, in the few short months of working with her my life and perspective has changed. It wasn't easy letting go of those guilt inducing grooves, disengaging from bio mom and building better communication with my husband but the pay off has been amazing. Since Jenna is not only a stepmom but a stepchild herself, she offers a unique perspective from both sides of the equation. She helped me appreciate many small things I've been doing with my stepson for years that I didn't really think mattered. She helped me open my eyes to my stepson's perspective and my husband's perspective - both invaluable to me. She listened when I wanted to be the "proud parent" and brag about good times with my stepson. Or when a rough moment really had me in a mess with no one to talk to. I'd never had anyone be there who really understood how powerful or upsetting these moments were in my life. Many times I found myself in tears over her compassion and gentle ways of drawing out the story and deeper issues. I can't thank Jenna enough for our time together and I know I will use her modules over and over. I have already recommended her to others! If you're a stepmom, do yourself a favor and talk to Jenna. Your family and your future will thank you for it!"
“…I called upon Jenna because I was on the verge of walking away from my marriage. Jenna, after only one conversation, opened my eyes to see my situation in not only a different light but she also showed me how I could gain control of the situation and gain back some of the self respect I managed to lose over the years. By taking heed to her advice, I am now in the driver’s seat with my relationships with my husband and his 2 daughters and am happy to say I believe my marriage is better for it. Thank you Jenna, I am a much happier person because of your advice and guidance.”
“This saved my relationship, Jenna!! It is important for every stepparent to have an outlet and a resource of people who actually get it. My friends don’t get it, and when I talk to them, I leave feeling like an awful and selfish person. This group has taught me that I matter too… I have learned to step back from what I cannot control, and identify what I can (and should) have input on. My work has positively impacted my relationship with my partner. We have never been stronger…”
“I would absolutely recommend stepmom coaching with Jenna to anyone looking for some one-on-one help. She was a great sounding board for my most pressing issues and concerns. She really helped me brainstorm solutions to incorporate into my life. Jenna helped me discover and celebrate my successes and helped me figure out what I needed to work on. I really look forward to these sessions as a kind of life line. I like that she explained that our calls would be about ‘looking forward’ rather than dwelling on the past and that I could come up my own plan of action that I was comfortable with. I was surprised at how fast the time went on each call. It’s like having a non-biased best friend who knows exactly what I am going through. It’s worth what you put into it. I feel accountable and responsible for moving myself forward in this process of embracing being a stepmom instead of feeling prickly and wicked.”
“Jenna’s services have proven to be invaluable to me. Over three sessions, the exercises we worked through helped me to pinpoint what was blocking my growth, identify my natural strengths and interests, and develop an action plan to help me attain my goals. If you are willing to look into your soul and do the work, you’ll find this is a very good investment. Thanks, Jenna!”
“When I first started with Jenna my perception of my life was not good. After only a couple of months there was a complete transformation. Both in my perception of my life and of some conscious changes that I had made. Jenna helped me reframe what I was thinking about my relationship and what I wanted in a partner.She helped me gain clarity about whether I wanted to be a father again. Jenna also helped me follow through on actions that I been avoiding. She gave me an accountability process to follow and she was so supportive, both in the one-on-one sessions and via email when I reported my successes and my failures. Do yourself a favor and work with this understanding and compassionate coach and you will be so grateful that you did."
"Jenna was really helpful with my relationship problems. She’s very friendly and easy to talk to, which is so important for a counselor. I felt like she understood me and my problems, and our conversations helped me clarify and understand my own feelings and the things that were important to me."