Welcome to BetterHelp! I'm Jane. Congratulations on taking this step toward personal understanding and growth! It takes wisdom to identify that you could benefit from a professional's insight and assistance. It takes even more courage to actually reach out. Thank you for allowing me to be the person you trust.
I'm an LCSW licensed in North Carolina. My education began with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from UNLV. My MSSW came from University of Tennessee. My counseling work began in Memphis, TN and over the years I have worked with a wide variety of people ranging from children to geriatrics. The types of issues I have expertise in is also quite varied. From sexual assault to depression and anxiety to chronic mental illness to hospice, I've done it.
The first thing of importance in counseling is developing a trusting rapport. If you are not comfortable, it's hard to engage and make progress. My general approach to therapy is one of figuring out what fits my client's needs. I don't fit you into my style; I make the style and intervention fit YOU. I’m a firm believer that the success of therapy is not that a therapist “fixes you” or tells you what to do. It is about a relationship focused on discovery and solutions. You are the expert of your life and it is up to you, with my guidance and support, to implement changes that will bring you to a more satisfying place in life. I want YOU to feel the pride of success in overcoming these challenges.
You can do this!! I very much look forward to walking this road with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NC LCSW C004162
I make things difficult by treating Jane like a shaman sometimes, sharing wacky poems and what not, and by being entirely insane. She guides the conversation in productive ways and hears what I’m saying.
Written on Jun 07, 2023 after therapy with Jane for 1 month
Jane is an excellent therapist she has helped me through lots of stressful times and disordered thinking.
Written on Mar 25, 2023 after therapy with Jane for 3 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Thanks. She has been a big help if nothing else to have someone to talk to and very open minded.
Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Jane for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and sleeping disorders
Written on Nov 13, 2022 after therapy with Jane for 3 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
Jane is amazing. I’m not sure where I’d be in life right now without her but I can guarantee I would not be where I am. She’s taught me so much and I will be forever indebted to her.
Written on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Jane for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
I can confidently say that working with Jane was the best decision I took this year. She’s helping me so much. Thanks to her I feel like I’m making steady progress on improving my mental health and well-being.
Written on Sep 19, 2021 after therapy with Jane for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes