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Janna Fennell, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Anger management Self esteem Coping with life changes
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About me

I am proud of you for taking this first step toward improving your situation! Have you been in therapy before and found it helpful, but weren’t quite ready to make all the changes you wanted in life? Are you ready to do the work and face your shadow side? Looking for a therapist who can be honest and direct with you so you will stop self-sabotaging and get out of your own way? Then come learn some new skills with me! As a professional who has been in therapy before, I understand it’s not always easy. Therapy can be quite beneficial, but there are times it will require a lot of deep self-reflection, hard work, patience, time, and the uncomfortable reality of facing the parts of yourself that aren’t so nice. In fact, there are moments you may not like therapy or even me! I will be honest with you and not just tell you what you want to hear, but of course compassionately. This is a safe space, with no judgment. Therapy does require getting outside one's comfort zone, and while this may seem intimidating and scary at first, I assure you, you don’t have to be afraid because you’re not alone; I am here to guide and support you through the process of your healing journey.

Don’t let your fear, anxiety, depression, grief, attachment trauma, or any other issues continue to prevent you from making the changes you want in your life. More than likely, these thoughts and behaviors protected you at some point in time, but now they’re running your life and making you feel miserable instead of happy. Don't be a victim of your circumstances. Once you come through the hard parts you will be all the better for it as you transform into the person you always knew you could be!

As an INFJ, Enneagram 4, self-identified HSP, and Pisces, I have all the feels! I enjoy utilizing my strong empathy with a holistic (mind-body) approach to therapy, combining solution-focused & strengths-based techniques along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and alternative methods such as progressive muscle relaxation, mindfulness meditation, breathwork, and cultural sensitivity, etc. I am a certified yoga instructor (CYT-200) and am working on my certification in Integrative Mental Health. My style of therapy is more direct, yet collaborative, so I like to ask thought-provoking questions, offer feedback, and provide practical tools for you to work on outside of the session as well as expect you to engage in sessions and have a say in what we talk about. I can only help you when I know what is going on in your life and you attend sessions consistently. If you are motivated to do the work and take that next step, I am here to encourage and empower you!

One of my main approaches is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is a short-term therapy technique that can help people find new ways to behave by changing their thought patterns. The goal is for you to continue using these tools long after therapy so you can become your own support.

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minnesota with over 7 years of experience working as a mental health counselor. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Theater, and English from Dartmouth College and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Bethel University. I have extensive experience as a school-based therapist working with PreK-12th graders and their families. I have also worked in private practice and online settings providing therapy to teens and young adults. I have worked with a wide range of clients of varied ages with various concerns, including stress/anxiety, low self-esteem, identity development, codependency and attachment issues, life transitions, depression, grief/loss, social anxiety, and insomnia. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), and Experiential Play Therapy. I am still growing experience in complex trauma (C-PTSD), crisis intervention, self-harming thoughts, and the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) tools for emotional dysregulation.

My general availability is Mon 11 am to 6 pm and Tue-Sun 10 am to 2 pm CST, with some exceptions.

Professional experience

7yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Depression, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Control Issues, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

MN LPCC 2490


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Janna Fennell. 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.

Janna is an excellent therapist. She has a lot of great advice and tools for me to use. She offers empathetic support and understanding with no judgement.

Written on Nov 12, 2022 after therapy with Janna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Janna is wonderful to work with and helped me when I needed guidance. She's knowledgable and relatable, making the conversation flow very easily. I absolutely recommend!

Written on Oct 16, 2022 after therapy with Janna for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Janna has been so very helpful with my first time in therapy. She really helps me think and understand what is going on with myself. I have already made improvements in myself in less than 2 months.

Written on Oct 06, 2022 after therapy with Janna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Janna is great at listening to what I have to say, validating what I am going through, and meeting me where I am at. She has provided me with lots of tools and is very knowledgeable.

Written on Sep 03, 2022 after therapy with Janna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue

I have enjoyed and benefited from every session with Janna! She is a great listener and give amazing honest feedback and tools to use in my life.

Written on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with Janna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Janna was such a wonderful therapist. She met me where I was at, while pushing me to grow. The homework she gave was helpful and not overwhelming. She was responsive and communicative. I learned a lot in my short time.

Written on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Janna for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd