Janessa Cole, LPCC

B.S. Sociology (Weber State University)
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling (University of Northern Colorado)

Education

B.S. Sociology (Weber State University)
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling (University of Northern Colorado)

Experience

Janessa got her start in the helping profession working as an employment specialist for people with disabilities working alongside a vocational rehabilitation team to support and advocate for individuals with disabilities seeking employment. Since then she has worked with the department of human services helping individuals and families reach their treatment goals and recover from experiences such as addiction, domestic violence and homelessness. Janessa’s education and training has equipped her to treat individuals with a wide range of experiences including depression, anxiety, PTSD, suicidal ideation, sexual assault, divorce, religious trauma, and major life transitions. Janessa is a generalist and finds strength in working with a variety of populations. Her current clientele includes individuals ranging from early adolescence to late retirement age. 

Approach

Janessa takes a person-centered approach that encourages collaboration and alliance. Her specializations involve narrative therapy, which is the process of understanding and challenging narratives and identities that have been adopted throughout life. Janessa is heartfelt about being careful and compassionate while exploring and deconstructing narratives that may be the source of pain, and dysfunction. Other modalities that are utilized in Janessa’s practice are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. 

Hobbies

Janessa was born and raised in Idaho, and moved to Colorado for graduate school. She fell in love with the community and enthusiasm toward health and wellness that Colorado provides. Janessa has two dogs that she treats as her children and spends her free time in the mountains hiking, camping or skiing. She also enjoys road bike racing and recently ran her first half marathon. Other hobbies include pottery, yoga, and thrift shopping for home décor.

Areas of Focus

Teens

Trauma

Families

Self-Esteem Issues

Couples

“When I walk away from a day’s work, I feel so grateful that none of us are alone in our suffering. We have so much more in common than we think and I am honored to be the witness of that.” Janessa Cole

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.