About Me

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Hi, I’m Janelle, and I use she/her/hers pronouns. My love for therapy brought me into this field and I am passionate about helping my clients heal from trauma, come home to their authentic selves, and regulate their nervous systems.

I offer in-person and telehealth sessions at The Place Within Counseling Center in Roseville, California.

I am a 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 am a Certified Trauma Professional and a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner.

I am a big fan of therapy and have benefited in so many ways from the incredible therapists who have been a part of my journey. I am a trauma survivor myself and I am committed to helping my clients heal their past wounds on a deep and transformational level. I have witnessed the powerful, life-changing healing that comes with doing the internal work through my own therapy journey. I hope to be a safe space and a grounding anchor for you on your healing journey through therapy.

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. With that being said, I understand how scary it can be to take that first step and begin to prioritize your mental health. Please know that 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. As a trauma-informed therapist, I will always give my clients choice and autonomy in their therapy treatment with me.

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.

Here's a 2-minute video to learn a little more about me.

(Video was taken at my old office in Loomis, I am now at a new office in Roseville.)

It’s not uncommon for people to come into therapy looking for immediate relief. 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. 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.

I will offer you my full presence and a safe space to heal on a deeper and lasting level. 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. No matter what you are going through, 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.

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