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

    Relationships bring our greatest joy and our deepest pain. My work is my PASSION and I’m here to provide HOPE and to get your relationship and sex life back on track!!

    Few of us grew up knowing how to create a healthy relationship, let me show you how. 

    As an individual therapist, couple’s counselor, relationship and sex therapist for the last 15 years, having had a 28 year marriage and gone through the pain of divorce (and the expense), I understand what’s needed to keep a relationship strong, healthy and loving. I share with my clients the tools, coaching and guidance I wish I had had to save my own marriage.

    I provide coaching, feedback, gentle challenges, support, unique tools and skills to improve the health of your relationship. 

    With my practical lived experience, extensive relationship and sex therapy training, as well as thousands of hours supporting clients, we’ll heal past hurts, create stronger emotional bonds and build more intimacy in your relationship.  

    CHECK OUT:  “Services” page for more information on couples therapy, couples intensives and individual therapy options. 

    I offer an LGBTQIA affirmative practice. I welcome people of all races, ethnicities, religions (or none), erotic blueprints, and relationship configurations.

    Testimonials: -“My experience of life and experiences have changed because of therapy with you. I’m a different person and I don’t have to live in the past anymore. This is now.”

    -“Since therapy with you I’ve grown, evolved, I’m happier and have a new perspective on life. Thank you!”

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

    Are you ready to take the first step?

    Education

    As a life long learner 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 Approved Supervisor (LMFT)

    -AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists) Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor (CSTS)

    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 stay current on the latest methods in the field through ongoing trainings, such as:

    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, Sue Johnson and more…

    Certifications and Licenses

    Licenses:

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

    Certifications:

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

    Supervising and Teaching Experience:

    • Current Clinical Supervisor for: Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and 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