Janelle Jackson

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Janelle Jackson

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 79000
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UMR
  • United Health Care
Fees: $150 per hour
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

8751 Collin McKinney Pkwy
502
McKinney, Texas 75070

My Approach to Helping

Janelle earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Arkansas in May 2014 and graduated with her Master’s degree in counseling from Texas Woman’s University in May 2017. She is currently working on her Registered Play Therapist Certification in the state of Texas and certification in Sandtray Therapy.
Philosophy
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change”- Carl Rogers

There are always times in life when things can feel overwhelming, stressful, lonely, or discouraging. When emotions such as these arise, there is no shame in asking or receiving the extra support we all need during times of struggle. Through counseling, I believe every individual possesses the potential to discover and flourish into their best selves. Counseling is a growth process. By learning more about themselves and their limitations, I believe clients can discover their own solutions to current struggles; and have the ability to remain in a healthy state of psychological functioning as issues may arise in the future. It is my goal to provide a safe and caring space for you, to listen with empathy and kindness, and provide guidance in a respectful manner. I look forward to working together!

Special Areas of Interest
Play Therapy

“It is a happy talent to know how to play”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Play is something I have so much passion for! I believe it can make such a positive change in the child’s life. We in play therapy consider play as the communication of a child to an adult, in which play becomes the conversation and the materials become the words within that conversation. Symbolically, the playroom provides children with a means of sharing their inner world. We provide a place in which the child can feel comfortable exploring their inner world within parameters of a predictable therapeutic relationship. My relationship with the child is characterized by empathy, genuineness, and acceptance to establish a trusting relationship. When a trusting relationship has been achieved, the child can then use play to express their most interpersonal world. That is the magic of play!

Teens

“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder”- Rumi

Teens have it rough. There are constant changes going on within their lives, from friends to relationships with parents/guardians, as well as changes within themselves as they grow into young adulthood. I am here to work with teens who are experiencing severe anxiety, teens who may be withdrawing from their family and peers, and teens who have been abused and/or come from broken families. I believe it is paramount to give these children the support and compassion they deserve. Therapy will provide these teens with an outlet to de-stress, the opportunity to begin trusting others, multiple creative alternatives to talk therapy such as expressive arts, and the tools for coping within the future.

Young Adults

“The flower doesn’t dream of the bee. It blossoms & the bee comes”- Unknown

Young adulthood is a time of adjustment and responsibility. This time period is also filled with strain, anxiety, and changes in both friends and romantic relationships. I would love to work with young adults who may be overwhelmed and seeking support. Whether it be someone to bounce ideas off of or someone to confide in, I will be here to provide compassion and an “out of the box” perspective to a client’s situation in the pursuit of answers to life’s endeavors.

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Having spent the majority of her clinical and professional experience servicing a wide range of child, adolescent and adult individuals in a number of outpatient, non-profit and academic settings, Janelle brings a genuine sense of compassion for the difficulties her clients face. She places great emphasis on building meaningful relationships, transparency, and authenticity.

    Janelle is flexible, person-centered and strengths based in her therapeutic approach, allowing her to address the unique needs of you and your family. Janelle is comfortable and well versed in treating a wide variety of presenting concerns and populations, including but not limited to anxiety and depressive disorders, PTSD, abuse, grief, anger, suicidal ideation, relationship concerns, family conflict, co-parenting, griefloss, abuse and ADHD. She offers significant experience with families going through the process of divorce, and can support you and your child while navigating this and other challenging times. She has provided services to adolescents and young adults who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, rape, and other significant traumas.

    Having spent time in non-profit settings, Janelle has supported individuals of all ages experiencing crisis and navigating immediate life-changing circumstances. Bringing experience from a partial hospitalizationintensive outpatient program (PHPIOP) for elementary aged children, Janelle has treated children struggling with angerimpulse control, oppositional behavior, mood disorders, ADHD, OCD, anxiety, depression and more. Janelle is trained in the evidence based Child Centered Play Therapy model and enjoys utilizing therapeutic sand tray modalities with her tween and teen clients. She is well versed in intensive family therapy and realizes that when one of us struggles, the whole family is affected. Janelle also has significant experience working with children, adults and families who have experienced the death of a close family member, and can work with you through the grieving process. She approaches therapy systemically, and will develop a treatment plan based on your individual goals.

    Janelle will provide you an open and non-judgmental atmosphere, with focus on empowerment, healing and growth. She looks forward to seeing you in the office soon.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Filial Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Theraplay

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