"In a society that profits from your self doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act"
- Caroline Caldwell
Understanding ourselves and our behaviors is important to understanding our place in the world and how we desire to move through it. Janelle believes that therapy gives context to our lives, letting us move in new directions while being our most authentic selves. Janelle values a trusting and supportive relationship with her clients, and believes it is her role to help clients make connections between their maladaptive patterns and their family dynamics, romantic relationships, core-beliefs, or other life events.
For the last 9 years Janelle has been working with adolescents, young adults, and families in a variety of therapeutic modalities. She is trained in CBT, CBT-E, FBT and DBT. Janelle has a specific interest in working with eating disorders, and has worked with clients actively struggling with disordered eating behaviors in PHP, IOP, and outpatient levels of care. She is particularly passionate about working with college students, helping them navigate the stressors of academia and independent living. Janelle works from a client-centered, feminist, and strength-based model, using talk therapy to help clients identify ways to decrease emotional distress. Janelle works from a Health at Every Size perspective, helping clients move through the process of body acceptance.
Janelle comes from a creative background, earning her BA in studio art and art history at Carleton College. After spending a few years in the museum/non-profit world, she returned to school to earn her MA in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology at the University of Minnesota. Janelle completed her internship at The Emily Program, working in both intensive and outpatient care.