Janine Geida


About Me

The most important thing about me is: I do NOT know all the answers and will not presume to tell someone what to do with their lives. My strength is in my ability to help people find their own answers. I listen, I question, I explore meanings and reflect back - this process allows for discovery, insight, and change. I don't judge, I am accepting and supportive; My passion is to help people find the strengths already inside of them.
The following is from my website "www.J9CounselingAndConsultation.com":
J9's career began as an individual and group therapist for survivors of domestic violence at a homeless shelter in New York. She helped clients understand their natural inner strengths and empower themselves to achieve their goals. She also facilitated groups educating women on healthy relationships, self-esteem and ways to recognize the cycle of violence. ​​For six years, Janine was the Director of Family Services at an adolescent in-patient drug rehabilitation program. Via individual therapy, family therapy, multi-family group therapy, and parent education nights - Janine helped families to learn about chemical dependency, relapse, and recovery.
After moving to Connecticut in 2006, Janine started helping middle school students and their families via an out-patient counseling program. Middle School is notorious as a very difficult phase in life and Janine helped innumerable students through issues including family conflict, divorce, addiction, suicidal ideations, phase of life issues, social skills, and more. Janine's private practice currently runs out of her office in East Lyme, CT. "J9" is derived from the spelling: "JaNINE".

Please feel free to visit my website if you would like to know more. I am also on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and Alignable.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #001247 (Expires: 2019-09-30)


Written by C.H. on Feb 21, 2019 after counseling with Janine for 6 days on issues concerning relationship issues

Janine is very wise and asks great questions..So grateful for you!

Written by K.I. on Feb 13, 2019 after counseling with Janine for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

My experience with Janine has been very beneficial. She listens well and addresses the crux of the issue clearly. She offers compassion along with gently suggesting ways to improve my coping and behaviors to evoke desired positive change. I’ve been a part of various therapy experiences and she’s in the top percent! Excellent counselor!

Written by D.E. on Nov 21, 2018 after counseling with Janine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Janine is a wonderful counsellor who really listened and offered me much needed help when I needed someone to talk to. I would highly recomend her!

Written by M.A. on Oct 22, 2018 after counseling with Janine for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Although I haven't been working with Janine for very long, I find she has brought me so much perspective! She helps me stay focused on what's important, she shares some things from her life to make me feel connected, she's kind but honest. Always look forward to seeing her response!