About Me

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Hi, I’m Janelle, and I use she/her pronouns.

As a fellow trauma survivor, I hold a profound appreciation for therapy. The life-changing benefits I've experienced through my own therapeutic journey continue to fuel my passion to help other trauma survivors on their healing journeys.

The healing journey from trauma is full of much unlearning and relearning. This process can be hard, but it is often full of endless possibilities for growth and newfound depths of knowing self.

I take a client-centered and collaborative approach to therapy and will move at a pace and in a direction that feels right to you.

I understand how scary it can be to take that first step and begin to prioritize your mental health. Please know that I sincerely want you to get healing in whatever you are going through. I understand how debilitating and overwhelming you may feel at the onset of starting therapy. I've been there before too. Unfortunately, I cannot offer a quick fix to complex issues that have been developing and compounding for quite some time. Just as our problems so often increase and worsen over time, healing from them will also take time.

What I absolutely can do is offer you my full presence and a safe space to heal. I will sit with you in the most painful and lowest moments of life and celebrate with you in the most exciting and highest moments of life. Sometimes you might come into our sessions looking for a tangible solution, and other times you might show up needing a safe place to land and receive emotional support. I will be here for you.

My hope throughout treatment is that you will strengthen the path that leads you back to your inner wisdom and guidance. Healing so often happens when we go within and come home to our true and authentic selves. I believe lasting change happens when we align all the inner parts of ourselves, even the scary and hard-to-love parts, and live our lives in a way that aligns with our passions, desires, and values.

Here's a short video to learn a little more about me.

My official title is Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #134844. I am under the direct supervision of Gary Henderson, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #7053, and Alexis Marson, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #80115. I have completed the 3,000 hours needed for therapists to become licensed in the state of California. I am currently waiting for the state board to approve my application to test with the licensing board. Once I receive my official license, I will be opening my own private practice in the Roseville/Rocklin area.

In 2022, I graduated from Palo Alto University with a Master of Arts in Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy. In 2017, I graduated from William Jessup University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Counseling.

A little bit about me on a more personal level... You can find me on my days off listening to Taylor Swift and watching Modern Family, The Office, or Stranger Things. I love outdoor adventuring and going on any hike that leads to a stunning waterfall. My dream is to someday hike Half Dome with my spouse, and I also think it would be amazing to one day go on an epic roadtrip where we visit every National Park. I like to dip my pizza crust in applesauce (hey- don't knock it til you try it) and I could eat my grandma's homemade tortillas every day for the rest of my life. I'm in love with discovering all the parts of myself (even the parts that sometimes terrify me) and getting introspective through writing poetry. I often have a solid 5-7 books I'm in the middle of reading (certain books call for certain moods you know) and I hope to one day write one of my own. Thanks for learning a bit more about me, I look forward to learning more about you and hearing your story.

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