At a young age, Janet knew she wanted to be in a field that would bring about social change and make a difference. At the age of 15, she interned with the Queens District Attorney’s office where she worked in the Special Prosecutions Division. This exposure ultimately inspired her to graduate high school early and attend St. John’s University as a Criminal Justice Major. There she received her B.S. in Criminal Justice and embarked on a career in the criminal justice field. After gaining some experience, Janet decided to explore new ways of bringing about meaningful and substantial long-term change which led her to the Mental Health Counseling field. She attended New York University where she earned her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and Wellness.
Janet has now worked with diverse populations dealing with issues included but not limited to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, complex trauma, anxiety, depression, mood and personality disorders, attachment issues as well as grief, loss, chronic pain, racial discrimination, and coping with the aftermath of having a loved one incarcerated. Janet is committed to creating a safe place where clients can address all aspects of their life. She believes therapy is most effective when clients have a collaborative therapeutic experience and feel empowered to reflect and self-explore. As a mental health clinician, Janet is dedicated to using evidence-based modalities and supportive techniques that best meet the needs of clients. Janet’s hope is to help her clients establish a mind-body-connection and utilize therapeutic techniques to live their best and most authentic lives.
Janet is a member of the American Counseling Association, Military and Government Counseling Association and the Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development. In her spare time, Janet enjoys hiking, and exploring the great outdoors with her 2 dogs – Scooby and Kobe.