About Janelle Washburne, LCSW, LMFT, CST

Janelle Washburne, LCSW, LMFT, CST
Relationships bring our greatest joy and our deepest pain. As a sex-positive individual therapist, couple’s counselor, marriage therapist and sex therapist, I provide HOPE and practical tools to help individuals and couples heal past hurts, create stronger emotional bonds and bring more desire into their relationship.

My work is my passion! I love watching individuals and couples grow to become happier and healthier than they ever thought possible.

Professional Affiliations:


I have earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Denver where my focus was on counseling couples and families. I am currently a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Colorado.

I have earned a post graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Denver Family Institute. This included completing 2 years of post graduate course work, client experience, as well as individual and group supervision.

I have also earned a post graduate Certification as a Sex Therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) which included 3 years of additional training, counseling clients, and supervision in the field of sexuality.

I am an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) trained therapist through the Maiberger Institute helping clients move through trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression and more.

I am also a PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy) Level 2 trained couple therapist. Focusing on the attachment styles of couples and creating a stronger bond through effective communication and creating a securely functioning relationship. Trained by Stan Tatkin and team.

Depending on my client’s needs I use several therapeutic modalities including: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Solution Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy-EFT (focusing on relationship and attachment styles), Gottman Model, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy) and a client centered, strengths based approach.

Certifications and Licenses

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST)
  • PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy) Trained Therapist
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Trained Therapist
Teaching and Supervising:
  • Professor: Denver Family Institute: Couples and Sex Therapy
  • Adjunct Professor: University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work: Human Sexuality
  • Clinical Supervisor: University of Denver and Denver Family Institute
  • Clinical Supervisor for: LPC, LCSW, LMFT, CST