Janel Blackman

(LMHC, LCMHC)
Therapist Janel Blackman Photo

About Me

I am a NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been working in the field for over ten years. I am also licensed in North Carolina and New Jersey. My background includes being trained in a variety of areas including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Anger Management as well as Disruptive Behavior Disorders. I received both my Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Medaille College. My Bachelor's Degree is in Child and Youth Services and my Master's Degree is in Mental Health Counseling. I also hold my Trauma Certification from the University of Buffalo's School of Social Work.

I am committed to providing professional, client-centered services to those in need. I strive to be the catalyst to change for my clients and/or families. Let me help you and your family put the pieces back together again.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Abandonment , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #18-004185 (Expires: 2023-06-30)

LCMHC #11430 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by K.S. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Janel for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Janel is an amazing therapist who has helped me tremendously with my anxiety and stress. She is always there when i need her. She has taught me techniques and strategies and has helped my boyfriend and I learn how to be there better for each other when dealing with my anxiety. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by V.I. on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Janel for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

I must it has been a pleasure and comforting having Janel as a counselor.Thank you for serving and supporting me with loss and grief.

Written by M.I. on Sep 06, 2021 after therapy with Janel for 3 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

She was the best.

Written by Q.U. on Aug 19, 2021 after therapy with Janel for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

She is the most down to earth individual in a professional capacity that I have ever encountered. Her tone and demeanor is comforting and reassuring. She allows me to speak freely and openly and doesn’t speak over me or make me feel like I’m talking too much or that she’s uninterested in what I’m speaking about. Very professional and has a great level of expertise in the subjects I needed the most guidance in. I’m truly grateful to have met Janel. She is godsent.

Written by A.L. on Aug 12, 2021 after therapy with Janel for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Janel is extremely supportive, patient, and kind, and gives helpful advice and real talk when it comes to grounding me and keeping me from blowing small things out of proportion. She listens but also asks questions and gives very helpful tactics and practices that have slowly changed my negative thought patterns. Following her gentle suggestions, I have made true progress in reducing my stress and anxiety, and in keeping what’s important in perspective. I’m so thankful to have this space with Janel where I don’t feel any judgment, only support and she’s helped guide me towards making progress in the areas I need to work on and improve.

Written by N.I. on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Janel for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Janel is that friend I didn't know I needed in my life. I say that because Janel is very easy to talk allowing you the space to talk freely and without judgement. She raises questions I didn't think to ask myself or validates my feelings where I feel I'm alone in the situation. I came into therapy thinking I knew what I wanted to discuss though after speaking with Janel I realized there was more things I hadn't really thought too much on that were bothering me. The approach Janel guides me on for handling certain situations with other people has been key in my therapy and help ease my anxiety giving me the tools to keep my anxiety in check.

Written by K.H. on Aug 01, 2021 after therapy with Janel for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Still getting a sense of things since we’ve only had one session thus far, but I have a good feeling about this match.

Written by H.U. on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Janel for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Janel is an awesome therapist that has helped me so much over the past 3 months. She is a great listener, willing to give you advices when prompted. I stopped because I have felt healed and strong enough on my own. I wish her the best!

Written by B.R. on Jul 20, 2021 after therapy with Janel for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Janel is a really great counselor with an ability to balance well the times of listening with timesto give input, and also to give feedback on progression over time, would highly recommend her for those looking for honest feedback in a straight forward yet supportive way

Written by C.L. on Jun 04, 2021 after therapy with Janel for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

She’s really amazing, I love working with her.

Written by J.O. on May 31, 2021 after therapy with Janel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Janel helps me to see things I may not fully understand or how to handle situations. I appreciate all her efforts in helping me. Thanks Janel!

Written by M.A. on May 31, 2021 after therapy with Janel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and grief

She's very helpful and been very understanding and caring

Written by T.Y. on May 28, 2021 after therapy with Janel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and career difficulties

Janel is fantastic and caring, good listener and knowledgeable, fosters a sense of trust and communication on sensitive interpersonal issues!

Written by M.A. on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Janel for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Janel is amazing! She gave me great tools to be able to improve my mental health and well-being. I can’t thank her enough. Any person is lucky to have her as a counselor.

Written by J.I. on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Janel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

We haven't had a face to face yet just messaged. But so far it's been amazing, I feel like I have someone I can turn to when I get into my dark head spaces. I instantly feel better knowing she is just a message away and I can click urgent if needed. She checks in which makes me feel cared for. So far I am so grateful. I can't wait for our first meeting to talk not message.

Written by K.U. on Apr 06, 2021 after therapy with Janel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Great communication

Written by F.A. on Apr 05, 2021 after therapy with Janel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I feel comfortable speaking with Ms. Blackman. I am very happy I made the decision to seek out counseling, it has assisted me in positioning myself to achieve my goals, work on my issues and to love myself more. After a session, I always feel more motivated and feel compelled to do something good whereby I can report back on my progress.

Written by L.E. on Apr 02, 2021 after therapy with Janel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder

Very Professional, showing concern, and empathy