B.S , M.A Clinical Mental Health Counseling
B.S. Sociology (Weber State University)
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling (University of Northern Colorado)
Janessa is completing her internship as a Licensed Professional Counselor here at Emery Counseling. She has received 4 semesters of training through UNC previous to her internship. Some of her work prior includes being an employment specialist for people with disabilities. In this role, janessa was able to work side by side with Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, which prompted her to get her master’s degree in counseling. When she is not seeing clients at Emery, she is currently working as a behavioral coach in Fort Collins, where she works with individuals referred by the county, to reach their treatment goals.
Janessa takes a narrative approach. She has studied the power that narratives have in shaping our lives. She uses the stories that each of us carry as a means to access therapeutic reframing and healing. Janessa also practices cognitive behavioral therapy, which is an approach that helps clients recognize thought patterns and rework them to be more productive and cause less harm.
Outside of work and school, Janessa enjoys hiking, cycling, skiing, thrift shopping and hanging with her two dogs.
Areas of Focus
I love being in the outdoors with my dog walking new trails and exploring new places. Working with my hands is one of the most enjoyable activities for me. My new activity, working with my hands, I have started is sewing. It is really important for me to focus on my self-care so that I can be the best therapist possible for my clients.
Take the First Step
First time clients are welcomed in for a free 30 minute consultation with any of our counselors. This initial session will act as a meet and greet to ensure that you and the counselor are the right fit.