Janae (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate who has graduated from Capella University
with her MS degree in Marriage and Family Therapy; currently, Janae is finishing up her play therapy
certification through Capella. Having graduated from East Carolina University with her BS in Birth-
Kindergarten Teacher education, Janae taught as lead preschool teacher for 4 years. She soon realized
that her passion was working with the family system, taking a special interest in the way one’s early
attachment impacts their present relationships.
Janae has experience working with children with mental and physical disabilities and offering support to
their families. She has also volunteered in a community mental health agency working with youth and
their families as well as facilitated group therapy sessions for families and children. Janae also has spent
time providing individual and couples therapy at a private practice and co-facilitated a women’s
sexuality group. Janae continuously strives to bring awareness to mental health, especially to those in
the minority community. She is dedicated to helping individuals and couples identify those negative
cycles in their life and work toward communicating their needs, both emotionally and sexually, in an
effective manner. She seeks to create a space where clients feel safe, empowered, and validated
through a strengths-based, emotion focused approach that utilizes client’s innate strengths and helping
them discover new ones.
Personally, Janae enjoys listening to music and podcasts, especially when cooking for her family. She
also enjoys volunteering in the school system, being outside, crafting or simply wrapped in a Carolina
Panthers blanket, while eating popcorn and reading or watching TV. Her life goals are to make the most
of the life she is given and to learn and travel as much as possible.
Areas of Focus
Anxiety, Depression, Marital and Premarital, Relationship Issues