Hello, my name is Janet Buntrock and I want to congratulate you on taking this step to growth and healing, I remember my first experience as a client. I was so anxious that, when the counselor answered the phone, I hung up! I know what it feels like to be the one seeking help and I have over twenty years experience offering that assistance. My initial background was in Early Childhood Education, but I realised how much I enjoyed helping the parents in their roles as parents, spouses and as single parents. I then went back to school acquiring two Masters degrees, one in Counseling and one in Christian Studies. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State. I am also a Fellow in Thanatology, (the study of Death, Dying and Bereavement). As my life experience changed, I began to spend more and more time with people in transition: job loss, personal and professional identity, divorce. I have worked extensively with individuals with chronic illness and/or the grief and loss associated with either being chronically ill or as the caregiver. My areas of speciality include training and credentialing in Grief & Loss, Critical Incident Response, Trauma and Taumatic Loss. My ideal client is one who wants to learn and grow and is willing to do the work to do so, My passion is to see people heal and to have hope again.
Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
CO LPC 3170
WA LMHC LH61058710
MT LCPC BBH-LCPC-LIC-51850
Janet has been my therapist for quite some time now. I’ve found her to be incredibly helpful and insightful and she has a wealth of knowledge and experience. I’m so glad I found her here!
Written on Oct 30, 2023 after therapy with Janet for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Dr. Buntrock has walked me through my situations step by step and is always encouraging. She shares my love for fantasy and horror and encourages creative activities.
Written on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Janet for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Janet was absolutely phenomenal. She was genuine from our first session together to our last and truly cared to listen and offer guidance towards the problems I was having. As someone who had never experienced counseling before this was probably the best counselor I could have been paired with. She is kind, well spoken, solution oriented, and genuinely cared to do her job effectively. For anyone seeking counseling to help them through a difficult situation in their life I would highly recommend Janet.
Written on May 26, 2021 after therapy with Janet for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger management, and coping with life changes
I'm so thankful to have Janet as my counselor — week over week, she's helped me to understand myself better, and has helped guide me to be the person I want to become by being relatable, understanding, encouraging, and gently challenging. In the weeks in which we've worked together already, I've been able to apply her insight to make real, significant strides in my journey of self-betterment that I simply could not have made on my own.
Written on Mar 12, 2021 after therapy with Janet for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd