My counseling style is warm and direct. My focus is creating a comfortable, safe environment, where clients can explore and identify what is important to them, and find healthy ways to move forward in their lives in accordance with their most heartfelt values.

Janet has a rare combination of candor and compassion.  ~ Lee

In my 30 years as a counselor, I have helped women and men throughout all stages of adult life. My clients have included young adults healing from trauma, dealing with relationship problems, and forging their own identity, as well as those facing the challenges of work and family. Lately, my practice includes more mature clients who are contending with grief, loss, aging parents and other challenges that evolve as we get older.

As a counselor, I help clients:

  • Create a strong sense of self-esteem
  • Move effectively through the process of grief and loss
  • Improve communication and intimacy in their relationships
  • Reduce the effects of anxiety, depression and other mood disorders
  • Understand and resolve unfinished childhood issues
  • Resolve trauma associated with sexual assault or childhood 
sexual abuse
  • Explore concerns regarding adoption, infertility, abortion, and problem pregnancy

I welcome people of all ages, genders, education or class backgrounds, races, and religious beliefs. I take pride in having good boundaries, strong ethical standards, and the highest integrity.

My rate is $120/hour, and sessions are offered in 60 or 90 minute lengths.  While insurance is not accepted, many people are able to be reimbursed by their insurance company for out-of-network care.  Reduced fees are available for those in need.  Please ask about these, if that would be of help.

If you are looking for a counselor, I invite you to contact me to arrange a free initial session. In my experience, we will know very quickly if we are a good fit. There is no substitute for sitting in the same room with someone, and speaking heart to heart, to see if you can do meaningful work together. You may call me at 303-525-5247 or reach me by email at

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