Janna has been helping people achieve balance and a sense of wholeness in their lives for over ten years. She attended Antioch University in Seattle where she earned her Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy. While in Seattle she began specializing in the treatment of disordered eating and body image concerns through work at the National Eating Disorders Association as well as running support groups in the Seattle area. Janna continued her training in the field of eating disorders at a treatment facility in Texas. With this work came experience with numerous complex issues including family relationship struggles, anxiety disorders, depression and grief/loss. Janna also works with individuals and couples experiencing infertility to process feelings about their experience and provide them with support along their journey.
Recognizing the power of the body and its role in emotional regulation Janna began training in Somatic Experiencing in 2011. In using this technique Janna is able to help her clients access their body's own resources for healing. Along with this approach Janna uses a mix of modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Systems Theory.
Having returned to British Columbia in 2010 Janna became a Registered Clinical Counsellor and started her private practice in Port Moody. She advocates a holistic approach to counselling with an emphasis on the power of the mind-body connection. Janna is passionate about working collaboratively with her clients to help them in areas they may feel stuck to discover a sense of wholeness and balance in their lives.