I am a licensed clinical social worker in both California and Illinois with over nine years of experience working as a therapist and life coach. I also have my doctorate in clinical psychology. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress management, life skill development, effective communication skills and conflict resolution, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, ADD/ADHD, and various additional areas. I have worked with clients throughout all life stages: from children in school settings, adolescents at colleges and universities, and adults in both the inpatient medical setting and in private practice, as well as correctional facilities. I also help individuals who have experienced traumatic life events. In addition to direct practice, I also supervise a team of mental health professionals providing care to mentally, physically, and developmentally impaired patients in an enhanced outpatient setting.
My counseling style is warm and interactive and rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy. I employ a humanistic, holistic, person-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent approach. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and prioritize fostering a healthy therapeutic relationship. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
I believe in recognizing and encouraging each client's potential for personal growth and change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149.019339
CA LCSW 80790
Dr Harris has provided me the tools and support I've needed during a difficult part of my life. I have found her insights invaluable. she has helped me navigate my inner self and an autism diagnosis through a serious life event. She is a rare find.
Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with Janai for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd
Jani is a very good listener, she is kind, thoughtful and understanding. She has helped me with my issues and devised a plan for me to move forward in a positive direction in order to reach my goals...she's awesome!!!
Written on Sep 13, 2018 after therapy with Janai for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and family
Janai is extremely caring, professional, and goal-oriented. She was exactly what I was looking for in a counselor.
Written on Jun 05, 2018 after therapy with Janai for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship
Janai has been thoughtful, compassionate, and professional throughout my counseling sessions. She has always responded in a timely manner and offered great insight. She has allowed me to express my feelings and has offered a number of tools to aide in my personal growth.
Written on Mar 03, 2018 after therapy with Janai for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship
I highly appreciate Janai’s patience and understanding as she helps me cope with my issues.
Written on Mar 01, 2018 after therapy with Janai for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship