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About Janet

About Janet

Counselor, MS, LCPC, LCP, CCATP

I am a licensed professional counselor with 30 years experience in the mental health field.

My practice focuses exclusively on adult individuals.

Among my areas of expertise are stress management, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, adjusting to life transitions, work and career issues.

I am an interactive, solution-focused, and strengths-based therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support, guidance and practical feedback to help you effectively address personal life challenges. One of my goals is to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to enjoy your relationships and lead a more fulfilling life.

My Counseling Approach

I often integrate complementary methodologies and techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Positive Psychology and mindfulness practices to offer a more personal and individual approach. I would be honored to partner with you while you explore new and healthier ways of taking care of yourself and communicating and interacting with others. With compassion and understanding, I will help you build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to accomplishing.

My Background

During my career, I worked in a variety of settings including schools, a residential treatment program, an outpatient community mental health clinic, a non-profit post adoption program, and was co-owner of a group private practice. My experience includes work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.

Growing up in Minnesota, I attended graduate and undergraduate schools there and worked as a Licensed Psychologist for many years. In 2004, we moved to the northwest suburbs of Chicago where I worked as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor for 9 years. In 2013, we moved to Houston and I started my private practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor. In August 2019, my husband and I moved back to the northwest suburbs of Chicago and I am happy to be practicing again in the Chicago area!


  • MS – Community Counseling – University of Minnesota-Mankato
  • BA – Sociology & Criminal Justice Majors, Psychology Minor-Gustavus Adolphus College


  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor – Illinois
  • Licensed Professional Counselor – Texas
  • Licensed Psychologist – Minnesota

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Illinois Counseling Association (ICA)
  • Illinois Mental Health Counseling Association (IMHCA)
  • Texas Counseling Association (TCA) and past Bylaws Committee Co-Chair
  • Texas Mental Health Counselor Association (TMHCA)
  • Houston Licensed Professional Counselor Association (HLPCA) and past Board member
  • Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA)


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