Janet Anselmo-Henson


About Me

I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) as well as a licensed chemical dependency counselor (LCDC) with over 30 years in the mental health field. My therapeutic style is based in Reality Therapy where the goal is to find out what a person truly wants, and help them get there. I love working with teenagers and young adults who are struggling to navigate the world around them. I also work well with those persons who have found themselves using substances in an unhealthy manner.

I believe that everyone has strengths and that often those get hidden by obstacles in our path. Our thought process and what we focus our energy on tends to rule how we feel and behave. When our feelings and our behaviors are not what we want, it often takes someone else with skill and empathy to explore and process what is really going on. That requires a safe environment where a person feels heard but also challenged to see things from different perspectives. I utilize compassion, humor and straight forward conversation to come alongside my clients to help them find the answers within themselves in order to live their best lives.

The road to positive mental health starts with one step. I would love to partner with you on your journey and look forward to working with you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Eating disorders , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , ADHD
Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #72157 (Expires: 2021-10-31)


Written by J.A. on Sep 04, 2020 after counseling with Janet for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Jan is patient, non-judgmental and very friendly. She is experienced and had wonderful advice. She also recognized poor behaviors of individuals in my personal relationships that are concerning to me, and often predicted them even before I described them. To me, this it was comforting to know she had the experience and competence to help me learn new skills to deal with these behaviors. I am glad I made the choice to use Better Help and that I have been able to speak with Jan.

Written by U.D. on Jun 20, 2020 after counseling with Janet for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

I was hesitant to give BetterHelp a shot because I always felt therapy just needs to be face to face. I was ready to quit at the first sign that this might not work. However, Janet has really gone above and beyond to ensure our sessions, and the days between them, are open, honest, fulfilling and empowering. She utilizes every feature of BetterHelp to provide me with the resources I need. She is also a great listener, conversationalist and an all-round good person. She has a great sense of humor and even better analogies to help you understand certain ideas. She is very approachable and has broken through the initial barriers I had set in my own path.

Written by L.I. on Jun 05, 2020 after counseling with Janet for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

I am very happy to be working with Janet. She listens to what I have to say, is understanding and provides very helpful advice.