Janel McDonald


Janel McDonald


Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC - 86570
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
  • UMR
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Brownsville, Texas 78521
Mcallen, Texas 78501

My Approach to Helping

Hello! It’s good to see you! I’m Janel McDonald and my goal is to provide you with compassion. non-judgemental. empathetic care. It is my goal to ease your feelings of apprehension and provide you with a safe and comfortable place to discuss your purpose in seeking counseling services. I served in the military for 22 years and have experience working with both military veterans and civilians through some of the most challenging transitions in their lives.

My specialty is to guide you through the areas of your life that are interfering with living your best life. I work often with individuals with addiction, traumaPTSD, depressionBi-Polar, anxiety, and personality disordersBorderline. I also have extensive experience working with women’s health issues including sexual trauma, infertility, and peripost-menopause.

Since each of us is unique, I draw from a combination of research-based techniques: Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Gestalt Therapy.

My job as your therapist is to address the areas in your life you need help. You don’t have to do it alone. Whenever you’re ready, please contact me, and let me share in your path to a better tomorrow.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)

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