Janice received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Texas at Dallas and went on to earn her Master’s degree at Amberton University in Professional Counseling. She had the unique opportunity to work as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in a correctional setting for several years.
During this time, she addressed a wide range of mental health concerns on an individual and group counseling basis. She also served as a liaison between the Rockwall County Jail and the Rockwall Courts to assess the mental health needs of inmates and helped assist in the coordination of services upon their release.
During her postgraduate internship, Janice was a Program Therapist for an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) addressing substance abuse and co-occurring mental illnesses.
Additionally, she gained extensive experience working with children and adolescents within the foster care system by providing in-home behavioral therapy to foster children, as well as family counseling to promote stabilization within the home. These experiences have given her a unique perspective in counseling and have bred a true passion for working with individuals from all backgrounds.
She firmly believes the most significant aspects of a therapeutic relationship are Trust, Acceptance, and Safety. It is important that you feel able to fully express yourself in counseling and feel supported while you venture down this path.
Janice draws inspiration for counseling from a variety of places, but wholly believes, for it to be successful, therapy must be tailored to the individual. Her greatest hope for every person she encounters is to be able to help them find practical solutions for whatever areas of need they may have so that the experience of counseling may be one of empowerment and ultimately, healing.