Mental Health Provider
Jenna Wieden (she/her/hers) is a postdoctoral resident who provides mental health support to undergraduate and graduate students. Her areas of interest include identity development and intersectionality, sex and sexuality, LGBTQ+ counseling, interpersonal relationships, grief and loss, anxiety and stress management, trauma and resiliency, and mindfulness-based approaches to wellness.
“In my role as a mental health provider, I strive to provide support and understanding to students across various issues that arise throughout the college years. I particularly enjoy working with people around issues related to identity and transition, and college is a time when both of these issues arise for many people. Helping students figure out who they are in relation to themselves and to others is one of most rewarding parts of my work.”
Prior to working at UW-Madison, Jenna was professionally trained as a sexuality educator. “Personal and relationship issues related to sex and sexuality are another common area of concern for emerging adults. Topics related to sex can be difficult for students to talk about with others. In my work with students, I use what I’ve learned around this topic and my non-judgmental approach to support their exploration of questions and concerns related to sex and sexuality.”