Hi there! My name is Janita Ramar and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with experience working with individuals with a host of mental health diagnoses including (depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders) as well as stress-related difficulties, trauma-related issues, and substance use disorders. The stigma associated with obtaining mental health treatment can be discouraging at times, so I applaud you for finding the strength to seek help and focus on YOU!
My main focus during the initial stages of therapy is establishing a therapeutic relationship which is based on empathy and trust, then working toward collaborating and creating goals based on the client’s needs/preference. I encourage clients to partake in their process of healing and growth while having the platform to share thoughts/feelings freely without fear of judgment. I find it essential to discuss therapeutic techniques and approaches with clients in order to enable them to engage and begin to establish ownership of their treatment. I operate from the stance that a therapeutic alliance that encompasses honesty, openness, and unconditional positive regard is key in promoting progress in a client’s treatment process.
My approach in assisting clients is strength-based, person-centered, as well as solution-focused to name a few. I find it is essential to meet a client where he or she is at and assist them in processing and deciding what they hope to focus on. Being a source of support, acceptance, and trust are qualities that I strongly value and contribute to the counseling relationship.
I am passionate about assisting clients with growing, healing, and ultimately bettering themselves and leading fulfilling lives. I believe that the process of change is largely person-based and levels of motivation play a large role in regulating change. I strongly believe that each client has the ability to overcome obstacles and is able to progress greatly with the development/utilization of coping skills, and having empathetic support from a dedicated therapist which I hope to be for you.
You have already taken ownership of your therapeutic process by starting here! I would be honored to assist you in your road to developing a healthy and happier YOU!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Bipolar disorder
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , ADHD , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , HIV / AIDS , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMHC #008256 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
Janita has been AMAZING! I couldn't have asked for a better person to confide in and to help me work through things. I would recommend her in a heartbeat.
I have LOVED having Janita as a counselor. She is wonderful to talk to, and gives me a lot to think about after our sessions, as well as a lot of hope and understanding in myself. I am so grateful for her!! :)
Janita has helped me realize a lot about myself and helped me go through my strengths and weakness. Helped me make realistic goals with coping skills I didn't even think of! She listened to my concerns and helped me learn how to take care of myself and do better at work and in my personal life!
Janita is very informative and helpful, gets back to me quickly. Has offered resources and coping skills. I highly recommend her and the app .
She’s doing great