Janna Bushaw


Janna Bushaw


Not Accepting New Clients
Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist, Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Carol Missel, LMHC
Primary Credential: LMHCA
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Counseling and coaching sessions: $160+
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


2105 North Fife St.
Tacoma, Washington 98406

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My Approach to Helping

Maya Angelou said, "If you must look back, do so forgivingly, If you must look forward, do so prayerfully. However, the wisest thing you can do is to be present in the present. Gratefully." This is how I view our work together. It's about removing the barriers to living a full life of joy, peace, and love no matter what obstacles we have to overcome.

There are universal experiences that can cause us to question everything we have learned about who we are within ourselves and in connection to others. It’s in these times it can be difficult to meet life on life’s terms; when looking on the bright side, persistence and grit no longer get us through the day. This has been especially true this past year. The most profound change being our ability to be connected to each other and having shared experiences to look forward to. Connection is a foundational requirement for wellbeing and the pandemic has impacted every part of life, including mental health.

I hold a place of understanding, deep compassion, and unconditional positive regard for the individuals, couples, and families I work with. Whether life seems to be moving too fast or everything has become too quiet and you feel stuck, counseling can bring awareness, insight, and resolution to the challenges you are facing.

More Info About My Practice

Through research in neuroscience, we know that talk therapy not only helps us to feel better but it also has the power to change neural pathways in the brain responsible for mood, motivation, and even our thoughts about ourselves and others. Talk therapy for 6 months or more has been proven to strengthen healthy brain connections, reduce symptoms, and maintain mental wellness even years later. Working with a therapist can heal emotional wounds and create a sense of wholeness and balance in life. I work with with clients with the following challenges:

- Depression, loneliness, and feeling stuck
- Chronic stress, anxiety, and anger
- Grief, loss, as well as childhood and adult trauma
- Life transitions and relationship challenges

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

Research overwhelmingly shows that counseling heals and creates new pathways in the brain that lead to better health, relationships, peace, and joy in one's life. Most clients find they need at least 8 to 12 sessions; research shows that it can take 6 to 10 months for results to be established and maintained. With that said, each person is unique and counseling should last as long as you need it to restore wellbeing. Sometimes that is a handful of sessions to get back on track and sometimes more time is needed.

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Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Groups I Work With

    I work with men, women, and nonbinary adolescents, adults, couples or partners, and families as a mental health counselor. Clients I work with are experiencing stress, anxiety, OCD, grief, loneliness, depression, as well as working through life transitions and childhood and adult trauma. I have training in helping families navigate and heal from separation and divorce and offer divorce and coparenting consultations for parents and caregivers. Lastly, I provide career coaching for professional women.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Love
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Energy Psychology
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Neuropsychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sport / Fitness Psychology
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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