Jana Carroll-Thomas

LISW

About Me

I lived in Michigan for 44 years until my relocating a year ago to Ohio for lots of major life changes! Making such a dramatic change to my life has been so rewarding. What we can accomplish when we step outside of our comfort zone!

I received my Master of Social Work degree from Michigan State University in 2004, where I graduated with honors. I am currently a licensed social worker in Michigan and I also have my LISW certification in Ohio.

I worked in the field of child welfare for 19 years as a worker and then a supervisor so child abuse and the resulting trauma are among my specialties. I am currently a supervisor in an agency where we ensure that those living with HIV get access to all things needed to thrive.

I practiced individual counseling in Michigan for over five years. I have worked with people with a wide range of concerns including depression, relationship issues (including domestic violence), self-esteem, LBGTQ, anxiety/stress/panic attacks, OCD, ADD, and others.

I live my life, both personally and professionally, as I treat all people with dignity, sensitivity, compassion, and respect. I do not judge anyone, regardless of their life situation. My counseling style is warm and interactive, focusing on mindfulness. My approach involves cognitive theory (one's thinking directly effects one's decision-making); humanistic (growth and self-actualization); and holistic (visualization, meditation, guided imagery).

We will develop goals and a treatment plan together and our conversations will be tailored to what you need from me and what works best for you.

It takes courage to seek out ways to live a fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am proud of you for taking those first steps and I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

OH LISW I.1800932


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jana Carroll-Thomas. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Sep 28, 2022 after therapy with Jana for 4 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

She’s wonderful !

Written on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Jana for 2 years on issues concerning relationship issues

Jana is the best therapist I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She understands me, I feel heard and am completely satisfied with her!

Written on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Jana for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Jana is THE BEST!!!

Written on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Jana for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

Jana rocks. Plain and simple. Shes super easy to talk to and really understands your perspective

Written on Nov 29, 2020 after therapy with Jana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and grief

Because of my schedule, I have not had much time to work with Jana, but I want to say that so far, she is very nice and understanding, and she is willing to work with my schedule. Her patience is unparalleled.

Written on Nov 15, 2019 after therapy with Jana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Jana was quite helpful to me.

Written on Oct 20, 2019 after therapy with Jana for 5 months on issues concerning coping with life changes

Jana is kind and well versed. Definitely a 10.

Written on Aug 17, 2019 after therapy with Jana for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Jana has been great so far, and extremely responsive. I wasn't sure about counseling via this online method, but to my surprise, it's actually easier to get things off my chest.

Written on Mar 12, 2019 after therapy with Jana for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

She is one of the best counselors and therapists I have ever had.

Written on Feb 25, 2019 after therapy with Jana for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

Jana is the best!

Written on Jan 20, 2019 after therapy with Jana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Jana is simply the best! I am sure the other counselors are great too but I feel as if I received the best counselor that BetterHelp could offer.

Written on Nov 14, 2018 after therapy with Jana for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Jana is a wonderful listener and provides the perspective I need to make things better in my life.

Written on Oct 10, 2018 after therapy with Jana for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Jana is very reassuring, caring, and understanding. She does a wonderful job of giving practical advice.

Written on Aug 26, 2018 after therapy with Jana for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Jana does an outstanding job. She is aware of my needs and concerns. She is very caring. She offers very helpful advice!

Work with me!