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JANELLE JAMES MA, LPC, NCC, CAADC

jjames@christiancounselingbc.net

Counseling, initially, can be anxiety-producing.  I am always honored that people will allow me to journey with them into the known and the unknown.  Making connections between the past and the present is often difficult for clients but also extremely liberating and freeing.  I believe in explanations but not excuses.  My direct but humble approach creates a safe environment to be one’s self and to discover hope.  

MY GOAL:
To help people experience freedom and healing by achieving balance and becoming spiritually aware in order to live life to the fullest like God intends for us to do.  

WHAT I OFFER TO YOU:
Experience with individual adults, couples, families, teen, and children.
Non-judgmental, safe environment.
Faith-based counseling from a Christian perspective, respectfully presented and never pushy.
Mindfulness tools and resources to eliminate resistance and encourage acceptance.

MY COUNSELING APPROACH:
My counseling approach is person-centered with a foundation in ACT, (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).  I use a variety of therapeutic techniques such as talking, art therapy, writing, mindfulness, EMDR, etc., but will always focus on teaching others to self-compassionately live life according to one’s values rather than making choices based on fluctuating feelings.   

AREAS OF FOCUS:
Depression and Anxiety
Substance Abuse
Grief and Loss
Trauma Recovery
Premarital and Marriage Counseling
Teens
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Parenting
Interpersonal Communication

ON A PERSONAL NOTE:
I have been married for 22 years, have two adult children, and four grandchildren.  I am an artist at heart and addicted to thrift store and flea market shopping.  I believe life is an adventure meant to be experienced fully.  God is my Abba, Jesus is my Savior, and the Holy Spirit is my Guide.