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    Janelle Washburne, LCSW, LMFT, CSTS (she, her, hers)

    Relationships bring our greatest joy and our deepest pain. As an individual therapist, couple’s counselor, relationship and sex therapist for the last 14 years, I provide HOPE and practical tools to help individuals and those in relationships to heal past hurts, create stronger emotional bonds and bring more desire and intimacy into their relationships. I collaborate with my clients, welcome their feedback and meet them where they’re at to create positive lasting change.

    My work is my passion! I love watching individuals and couples grow to become happier and healthier than they ever thought possible. I am currently practicing teletherapy throughout the state of Colorado and internationally.

    In my free time I enjoy spending quality time with my adult children and friends, playing with my dog Buddy, listening to podcasts, studying health and wellness, cooking, reading, hiking, flyfishing, meditation, traveling and learning to paint with water colors.

    Are you ready to take the first step?


    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 individual and couples. I am currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Supervisor (LMFT), and an AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists) Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor (CSTS) 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 a trained therapist in EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) through the Maiberger Institute, helping clients heal from 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.

    I am also an AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) Level 1 trained therapist, focusing on attachment theory, emotions and healing of long standing patterns and wounds. Trained by Diana Fosha and team.

    Depending on my client’s needs I use several therapeutic modalities:

    *EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

    *AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy)

    *CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

    *EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy)

    *PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy)

    *Aligned with therapeutic models of: John Gottman, Esther Perel, Terry Real, Stan Tatkin, Diana Fosha, David Schnarch, Emily Nagoski,

    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:

    • Former Adjunct Professor: Denver Family Institute: Couples and Sex Therapy
    • Former Adjunct Professor: University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work: Human Sexuality
    • Clinical Supervisor for: LPC, LCSW, LMFT, CST

    Professional Affiliations