Welcome to my profile. I am glad you are here. First, I want to tell you a little bit about myself to help you decide if I am a good fit for you. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee with 10 years of experience as a therapist. I know life can be scary and overwhelming at times. I am here to walk alongside you as you bravely face stress, anxiety, depression, trauma or anger issues. I believe that together we can start an exciting journey of tapping into the many strengths that will help you become the person you want to be. That means that perhaps you want to happier, more confident, more at peace with your past, and an overcomer. It is okay to be brave and scared at the same time. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
In my therapeutic approach I believe that it is important to focus on what you can control as opposed to what you can't control in your life. What you think about yourself and others is very powerful and these thoughts can affect your emotions and actions. I have also seen great changes from using expressive therapies, such as sandtray and drawings but "talk therapy" is a great tool of change as well. I am a Registered Play Therapist- Supervisor, Certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapist and Within Agency Trainer (excellent for childhood behavioral issues). I have received trainings in Theraplay (caregiver-child attachment based therapy) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I received my Master's in Counseling from East Tennessee State University in 2013.
I cannot wait to meet you and start this exciting process of change with you toward the life you want.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TN LPC 3950
Great therapist that listens.
Attentive to needs, and very detailed oriented.
Written on Mar 14, 2023 after therapy with Jana for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Jana is fantastic. She is kind, knowledgeable, professional, and I feel comfortable with her. I would highly recommend her expertise to anyone.
Written on Feb 19, 2023 after therapy with Jana for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes