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Janice McDermott, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Intimacy-related issues Self esteem Coping with life changes
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About me

Thank you so much for checking my profile, and congratulations on getting this far. Reaching out to a perfect stranger for help, from my experience, is never easy. Helping others make the changes they know they need to make still gives me great satisfaction after 37 years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and as a Gestalt and NLP practitioner. I have worked in outpatient and inpatient mental health centers, addiction recovery centers, public and chartered schools, and in private practice for years. I recently retired from supervising new social workers for their licenses. I have seen and heard it all in my time as a therapist. So, have no concerns about sharing information with me whenever you feel comfortable. Also, I’m the author of "Healing Mind, Five steps to Ultimate Healing, Four Rooms for Thoughts: Achieve Satisfaction through a Well-Managed Mind” found on Amazon, Walmart and Barns & Noble, which directs the reader in how to be their own therapist. You can be assured that while working with me, you will be moving in the direction of self-empowerment.
Being able to talk with someone who can understand the pain created by depression, anxiety, and loss can be very helpful. The type of sessions that we have will be based on your needs. We will start from where you are. Every client is different. Yet, we all have a part of ourselves that knows what we need to do or how we need to be. If you aren’t sure what changes you need to make, that may be where we start. Part of my job as a therapist is to help you find that part of yourself and give it a voice as you ground through your five senses. We are all working to make progress, not to become perfect. The perfect human does not exist. However, you are in the perfect place to take the next step on your way to a better life.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you and being in touch.

Professional experience

37yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Internal Family Systems

License information


LA LCSW 2761


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Janice McDermott. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Janice offers me great and useful tools and information to allow me to seek my goals, she is understanding and professional, I feel very comfortable to share my deepest feeling and concerns.

Written on Mar 21, 2023 after therapy with Janice for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

A great one time session for a specific issue would she helped me address perfectly!

Written on Jul 05, 2022 after therapy with Janice for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I look forward to my sessions with Janice every week. She is empathetic, intuitive, knowledgeable, and experienced (the list goes on!). Since starting therapy with her, I’ve been able to grow as a person in every aspect with her help. She has changed my life, and I would recommend her to anyone that is seeking a wonderful and caring individual to confide in!

Written on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with Janice for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Great listener, very positive and upbeat. I feel in good hands!

Written on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Janice for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Janice has been a real help and very patient too. She encourages you to work through the problems on hand especially if you are going through some tough times.

Written on Feb 26, 2022 after therapy with Janice for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Janice is the best therapist I've ever worked with. I feel so lucky to have found her! She has so much experience and is so wise. I have complete trust in Janice and her expert advice and feel very supported. I look forward to our sessions.

Written on Jan 19, 2022 after therapy with Janice for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, career difficulties, and adhd