My name is Janice and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, a mother, partner, and fellow human in this journey of life. Having to face my own struggles in life and push through the temptations to fold, I understand the fear that is there and the perseverance required to work through the pain while not knowing what will transpire in that process; the fear of not knowing the outcome. Diligence and support have brought me to this place.
I have a passion for working with both individuals and couples who have suffered from relationship disconnects, infidelities, past traumas, loss, and challenging childhood experiences. I am passionate about working with survivors of trauma; with those who are tired from carrying the residual effects of those events.
My work is grounded in attachment theory and Emotion Focused Therapy. These approaches are based on evidence that our ways of bonding and connecting stem from how we attached with our caregivers early in life; either securely or not. This style is then manifested in our adult relationships, by way of conflict, disconnect, and unexpressed wishes and needs. We seek understanding as to why we hurt as much as we do and we seek out safety and trust, but with trepidation. I believe these parts can be healed and that we all can acquire secure ways of bonding and connecting to another. We are wired for connection and healing our interpersonal way of being can alleviate the aloneness and depression we experience.
I also utilize mindfulness based practices for alleviating stress, anxiety, and anger, manage symptoms of depression, and promote self-care as a way for my clients to feel more centered and grounded in their lives. Stress is ever present with us and it is important to create your own rituals for caring for yourself, which then allows you to be more available to loved ones and your work.
Everyone is on a journey to heal at certain times in their lives. Often, it is with a sense of readiness that we are prompted to seek support.
I look forward to learning about the uniqueness of you in this journey.