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
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Eating disorders , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family of Origin Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Infidelity , Jealousy , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #72157 (Expires: 2021-10-31)
Janet has been phenomenal. I've been dealing with anxiety and stress for more than 2 years now, and had thought that it was normal to be living this way. I've only worked with Janet for 2 weeks, but I feel like we've been working together for months now. She's really opened up my eyes to see that I have the power to change my life, all by working on changing the way I think. I feel that she really understands what my problems are and what I am striving to achieve. She's a great listener, and knows the right questions to ask to allow me to explore deeper concerns. She also advises me with pragmatic and direct solutions. I look forward to working with Janet and working towards a happier and brighter future. Highly recommend Janet to anyone looking to change their life around
She is very upbeat and really makes me feel like she cares. She also gives me ways to cope during the week and they help so much.
She's great, very responsive and always wants to help. She's very knowledgeable and also kindhearted. I trust her.
It has been more than a pleasure working with Janet! She’s so funny and can really connect with others. I definitely feel heard by her, and encouraged, and I feel empowered to better respond to life’s challenges. I’m very grateful to have been matched with her!
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.
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.
I am very happy to be working with Janet. She listens to what I have to say, is understanding and provides very helpful advice.