Jennie Ju, PhD, LPC

Jennie Ju


Core Faculty

Contact Information:
(503) 715-6442


MA Counseling


PhD, Counseling, Oregon State University 
MA, Counseling, Western Seminary 
MA, Urban Studies, University of Akron 
BA, Psychology, Cleveland State University 


Jennie is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a certified mediator.  She has worked in private practice and community mental health agencies for the past decade. Jennie’s psychotherapeutic specialties are in treating emotional disorders and working with multicultural families.

Jennie’s key role at PAU will be to provide academic support for international cohort students and ensure the clinical training they receive is culturally relevant and meet CACREP standards.  She understands that international cohort students experience unique challenges in pursuing a counseling degree at PAU from a distance.  Jennie grew up in Thailand and has a passion for developing ethical and culturally appropriate mental health services in cross-cultural context.  Her international experience includes family therapy and working with survivors of human trafficking and victims of natural disasters. 

Prior to entering the counseling profession, Jennie worked in field of urban planning for two decades.  In that role, her primary goal was to achieve urban development that is sustainable.  Similarly, as a psychotherapist, she strive to help people to make sustainable changes in their lives.

Areas of Interest:

Family dynamics; Human development; Narrative therapy; Diagnosis and Treatment Planning; Multiculturalism; Cultivating human resiliency