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Janice McDermott, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Intimacy Self esteem, Motivation 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
Stress, Anxiety Grief Intimacy Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, 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, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace 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), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy

Services offered

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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 is a great listener. I have noticed more progress in these 1.5 months with her than my last therapist that I worked with for 2 years. She doesn’t let you vent and vent. She’s actually helpful and gives input!

Written on Dec 23, 2023 after therapy with Janice for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

One the best most introspective and helpful therapists around. I learn, grow, and heal with her excellent feedback. Look forward to talking to her every week. An invaluable session every week.

Written on Dec 18, 2023 after therapy with Janice for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Janice is very patient and is able to talk through problems I am facing with me. I enjoy my therapy sessions with her.

Written on Nov 24, 2023 after therapy with Janice for 1 month on issues concerning self esteem

Janice is a blessing! She is one of the best therapists I’ve ever worked with. Janice is professional, supportive, caring, and empathetic. She has a lot of life experience and professional experience which is a powerful combination. She is also very open minded and accepting. I have made progress in leaps and bounds since I’ve been working with Janice. I am so grateful the first therapist I tried on Betterhelp didn’t work out.

Written on Sep 22, 2023 after therapy with Janice for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, career difficulties, and adhd

Janice has been an incredible resource for me to find ground, understanding, and validation. She helped me locate and support inner pieces of myself needing care and attention. I highly recommend, and thank you!

Written on Jun 15, 2023 after therapy with Janice for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coaching, and compassion fatigue

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