Janna is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who is licensed in the state of Kansas. She is a member of the America Counseling Association (ACA) and adheres to the ACA Code of Ethics
. She is also a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the Association for Play Therapy (APT), and the Grief Support Network of Kansas City.
Janna received a Masters of Arts in Counseling in 2008 and completed the Play Therapy Certificate Program in 2014, both at MidAmerica Nazarene University. She has also been trained to administer PREPARE/ENRICH
to couples seeking premarital counseling and education, marriage and couples counseling, marriage and couples enrichment, and dating couples considering engagement.
Janna has seven years experience working directly with those who are grieving the death of a loved one. This allowed her the opportunity to accompany those, who have experienced the death of a loved one, along their grief journey, as well as recognizing how those experiencing other loss and life transitions, experience grief; bereavement; and mourning.
Janna provides counseling services to children, adults, couples and families of all ages. She seeks to help an impacted individual, couple, or family to find relief from intense emotional, behavioral, and cognitive responses of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, and other issues that require a safe space to process and gain understanding, comfort, or control.
Janna's approach to counseling is informed by person-centered therapy, systems theory, developmental therapy, and psychodynamic therapy and which therapeutic approach or theory is applied is determined both by who the client is and what concern is being addressed. Her interest in fine arts translates into use of creative, sometimes non-verbal, expression: such as music, art, poems, or creative writing in counseling sessions, as appropriate and desired by the client.
Janna is also available to present psycho-educational workshops and seminars.
Scheduling an Appointment:
Call 913.904.6855 today to schedule an appointment!