Hello, thank you so much for checking out my profile. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado working as a psychotherapist. I have practice therapy in both Chicago and Colorado. I have worked in many settings including crisis, emergency room, home and school based care. I have experience working with individuals from elementary school to adulthood. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges and social injustice. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is warm, friendly, open and collaborative. I believe in creating a therapeutic space that is safe and warm allowing the person to work through emotional concerns and develop skills to help accomplish their goals. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Depending on your needs I will meet you where you are to develop a treatment plan that meets those needs.
Thank you for taking the steps to becoming the leader in your own life. If you are ready we can work together to support and empower you to achieve your goals.
I look forward to working with you!
Janel Washington, LPC
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
CO LPC LPC.0015504
WA LMHC 61357455
Janel has great intuition and ability to empathize and also help hold you accountable. I have found great therapeutic benefit as a client.
Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Janel for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
I absolutely love Janel! She always made me feel better about everything.
Written on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Janel for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Janel is an intelligent, perceptive woman who truly understands my struggle, sometimes in ways I didn't realize. It's like she takes all the pieces of a puzzle I've been trying to solve for years and puts it together like its nothing. She actually listens to what you're saying instead of mirroring what you say and responds to my issues with compassion and understanding. I actually feel heard, and thats never happened with the therapists ive had. If you haven't found a good therapist yet, Janet might be the one you've been looking for.
Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Janel for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Janel is a great listener and very thorough. I really appreciate that she offers a number of ways to approach something and then gives me something I can put into practice. She’s great at responding in a timely manner with messaging and even takes the time to follow up about past sessions or issues. I also really like that I never feel pressured to make a follow up appointment but Janel makes sure I know she’s available when I need her.
Written on Jan 20, 2022 after therapy with Janel for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes
Janel is great! Even when something doesn't make sense to her, she has taken the time to build understanding so that she can offer salient and helpful insights, which have had life-changing positive effects on my relationships and career.
Written on Jan 08, 2022 after therapy with Janel for 3 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and adhd
Janel surpassed my expectations of what would be available through Better Help. Her insightful perspective and kind nature made working with her so valuable. I also appreciated the depths she went into when explaining the differences between the biology of what is happening in my brain versus the psychology of what happens in my mind. She's awesome! Thank you for your work and supportive offerings Janel! I wish I could afford to continue with therapy, but in this season, I only had limited resources for the amount of sessions we booked. It was definitely worth the investment of my time and I am forever grateful of your insight and wisdom.
Written on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Janel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue