MSEd, LPC, NCC Phd. Candidate
Janelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Certified Prepare Enrich Facilitator.
Janelle’s passion and area of expertise is working with those struggling with relationship issues, intimacy, sexuality, and the communication (or lack thereof) around these topics. She has advanced training in sexual issues and is in the process of completing her certification to become a Certified Sex Therapist. Janelle enjoys creating some comfort and normalcy in communication around sensitive topics such as intimacy and sexuality. She especially works well with couples who find it difficult or even impossible to discuss their intimacy-related issues.
Janelle specializes in working with clients of all ages, identities, and sexual orientations. She utilizes a systemic, non-judgmental theoretical orientation and her style is characterized by warmth, empathy, humor, and a caring but direct approach. As a therapist, Janelle operates from a Bowen Family Systems perspective but incorporates other treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral, Emotion-Focused, and Experiential Therapies. Janelle also specializes in treating the following issues and populations: depression, anxiety, personality disorders, incarcerated populations, substance use/abuse, addiction, trauma, grief and loss, infidelity, and family of origin concerns.
Janelle graduated with a master’s degree in clinical and mental health counseling from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and went on to pursue her doctoral degree in Counselor Education & Supervision, with a concentration in Marriage & Family Therapy, at The University of Akron. She is in her final year of the program and is finishing her dissertation for completion of her Ph.D.
Clients appreciate Janelle’s balance of emotion and humor in session, as well as her ability to create an environment that allows for trust and unconditional positive regard. Janelle’s goal is to help her clients and couples achieve healthy intimacy and relationships thus creating happier, more fulfilling lives.
In her spare time, Janelle enjoys spending time with family, her fiancé, and their two pets. She also loves Orangetheory fitness, cooking, live music, and traveling.
- Couples Therapy
- Family Therapy