Janene’s Toolbox & Process

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“Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.” – Unknown

I utilize wonderful psychodynamic tools, therapy models such as IFS, EMDR, and Neuro-Linguistic Programing (NLP).  These approaches allow access to the mid brain where trauma and our emotional wounds are stored. Reprogramming years of negative self-talk and self-destructive behavior can unfold. I also work with traditional psychotherapy models and interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), where we explore origins of faulty or unhelpful ways of thinking, and behaving, as well as problem-solving skills to cope with challenging situations.

I have been trained in numerous psychotherapy models. I’ve honed my skills, and have created a comprehensive tool bag of interventions. Yet, when I meet with my clients, I start each session with a fresh, white canvas, and go with what surfaces to serve each client in that moment.


Here are psychotherapy tools and interventions I use:

  • Holding a safe, secure, nurturing space for vulnerability, exploration, expression and healing
  • Our close, trusting therapeutic relationship
  • Attunement
  • Mindfulness
  • Gratitude
  • Utilizing a strength based approach, incorporating Sparkling Moments
  • The Miracle Question
  • Socratic questions
  • Self compassion
  • The power of self care:
    • Exercise
    • Good nutrition
    • Journaling
    • Creative expression
    • Communing with nature and connecting to one’s spiritual guide or God
    • Deepening interpersonal relationships
    • Making time for fun
  • Deepened a loving relationship with our inner child
  • Guided meditations
  • Parts work: Being the internal witness of our inner parts with curiosity and compassion
  • Brainspotting trauma work
  • Hypnotherapy/stream of consciousness work
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programing tools
  • Role playing
  • Voice Dialogue process
  • Reframing
  • Enactments
  • Genogram

“Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.” ~ Pema Chodron, author of When Things Fall Apart

Janene’s Process: I believe in tapping into the power of the subconscious mind as a resource for answers, and in aiding the transformational process. I also incorporate talk therapy, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to help insights and understanding unfold.

Curiosity & Compassion: At times it seems easier to be kinder towards others than to ourselves. Our inner critic can sabotage self esteem and inner peace. In our work together, I serve as a facilitator to gently guide you towards self curiosity and compassion.

Moving Through The Pain: Grief and emotional devastation can sometimes hit like a tidal wave. Just as we would put our hands together and dive directly into a physical wave at the beach to prevent being smashed against the wet matted shore, we must do the same to make it safely through our inner waves of fear, anxiety and pain. As we work together, I provide a safe holding space for you to courageously dive into the emotional and mental tidal waves that come along. Moving through the pain with awareness and compassion allows us to ride through to a place of inner calm and peace. As we face and move through our painful challenges, unexpected insights and peaceful shifts in our state of mind and heart can occur.

Therapy models I use:

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • The Flash Technique
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Puro-O Exposure Therapy
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Brainspotting Trauma Therapy
  • Somatic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational
  • Humanistic
  • Narrative
  • Attachment
  • Systems
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Art Therapy