Janet Shelstad


Janet Shelstad


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • AmeriGroup
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Plan of Washington
  • First Choice Health
  • LifeWise
  • Molina
  • Multiplan
Fees: My usual rate is $150.00 for a 55 minute hour.


10116 36th Ave Ct SW
Lakewood, Washington 98499

My Approach to Helping

I practice Adlerian psychotherapy. I chose to specialize in this approach because it emphasizes health and our need for support as we work toward our ideal selves. Adlerian psychotherapy utilizes respect and encouragement as tools in seeking self-knowledge. I applaud your courage in seeking assistance on this quest, and I wish you success.

More Info About My Practice

I enjoy working with children. I have opened a new practice which is child-friendly. I hope you and your family will be comfortable in this new environment. I offer evening and Saturday hours to accommodate busy work and family schedules.
I also enjoy working with people who are parenting, and families that include individuals who have special needs.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

I am so sorry to hear about that! I applaud you for looking for a new therapist. Since I am an Adlerian therapist, I focus on mutual respect and encouragement. I look forward to working with you to create a relationship that motivates you to move toward your ideal self.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Children, Families, people with disabilities.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depth Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
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