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    Finding a Path to a Happier, Healthier Life and Relationship

    Janelle Washburne, LCSW, LMFT, CST-S (she, her, hers)

    Navigating through the complexities of life and relationships can often feel like a daunting journey, but you don’t need to figure it out alone. I’m here to help!

    You may be yearning for more connection, intimacy with others or struggling to communicate effectively with your partner. You may be going through a life transition, such as engagement, marriage, menopause, empty nesters, or even divorce. 

    As a Denver, Colorado, based Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists) Certified Sex Therapist, I am passionate in helping you find the path to an authentic, healthier, happier, stronger relationship with yourself and/or your partner.

    Drawing from my personal experience of a 28-year marriage and subsequent separation, I understand the emotional turmoil that strained relationships can bring. My own journey fuels my passion to help others live a happier, healthier life and relationship.

    In my role as a licensed individual, couples therapist and certified sex therapist, I offer you the insights and tools that I wish I’d had, providing the opportunity to shape a renewed, version 2.0 of your relationship. Change is, indeed, possible. Let’s embark on this transformative journey together.

    Email Janelle at: [email protected]

    A Compassionate and Personalized Approach to Therapy for Individuals and Couples in the Denver, CO, Area

    As an experienced individual and couples sex therapist, I bring a unique blend of warmth, authenticity, and practicality to my approach. Understanding that each person and relationship has its unique dynamics, I take the time to get to know you and your relationship. I offer a listening ear and active participation in therapy whether individual or couples therapy. I  provide specific coaching, tools, ideas and even gentle challenges to help you and your partner grow.

    With a compassionate approach, we’ll explore together how therapy can help improve your life and relationship in various ways:

    • Enhancing emotional intimacy and connection with others
    • Cultivating effective communication styles
    • Breaking free from painful cycles and patterns
    • Harmonizing differing sexual desire levels
    • Fostering self-improvement alongside relationship growth
    • Developing your authentic self

    Remember, the goal is to create a healthier, stronger, and more fulfilling life and relationship. With the right guidance and commitment, your life, relationship and sex life can be better than you ever imagined. I look forward to walking this journey with you. 

    Are you ready to take the first step?

    A Denver, CO, Based Individual and Couples Therapist with Comprehensive Education and Experience

    Devoted to lifelong learning, I began my educational journey at Michigan State University, where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree. My pursuit of knowledge continued at the University of Denver, where I gained my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, focusing on counseling for individuals and couples.


    My credentials extend beyond traditional academic qualifications. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor (LCSW), and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Approved Supervisor (LMFT) in Denver, Colorado. Adding to these, I am an AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists) Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor (CST-S) mentoring newer therapists in Colorado.

    To become an accredited couples therapist and AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists) Certified Sex Therapist, I have completed extensive post-graduate training. At the Denver Family Institute, I earned a Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. This encompassed two years of coursework, client experience, and both live and video-recorded supervision. I also achieved a post-graduate certification as a Sex Therapist through AASECT, which required three years of additional training, counseling clients, and field supervision.

    A Multidisciplinary Approach to Couples Therapy

    Staying on top of the latest methods in the field, I frequently participate in ongoing training and conferences, such as those offered by AASECT, and extensive trainings with Esther Perel, Stan Tatkin (PACT), as well as Sue Johnson with Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

    I am also trained in EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) through the Maiberger Institute and am a PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy) Level 2 trained couples therapist, focusing on attachment styles of couples.

    Further, I am an AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) trained therapist and have extensive training in the Gottman method. I have spent a year training in the Developmental Model concerning attachment theory and relationship development with Ellyn Bader and her team.

    Understanding that every person and relationship is unique, I employ a specialized approach to our therapy work together. Instead of limiting my clients to one method or a “cookie-cutter approach,” I tailor our work together to fit your needs and your relationship. Utilizing a range of therapeutic modalities, I am dedicated to creating an experience designed specifically for you.

    Ask about my customized, private COUPLES INTENSIVE THERAPY where we accomplish in 1 day what usually takes 3-6 months to accomplish.  LET’S FIX IT FAST!

    Certifications and Licenses


    • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)


    • AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor (CST-S)
    • AAMFT Approved Supervisor
    • PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy) Level 2 Trained Therapist
    • AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) Level 1 Trained Therapist
    • Gottman Level 1 Trained Therapist
    • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Trained Therapist

    Supervising and Teaching Experience:

    • Current Clinical Supervisor for: Clinical Social Workers
    • Current Approved Supervisor for: Marriage and Family Therapists
    • Current Approved Supervisor for: AASECT Sex Therapists
    • Former Adjunct Professor: Denver Family Institute: Couples and Sex Therapy
    • Former Adjunct Professor: University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work: Human Sexuality

    Professional Affiliations and Certifications