Janel Smith is a licensed professional counselor with over 15 years of experience counseling in various settings that include private practice, inpatient, and ministry settings. Janel worked many years for the U.S. Army serving Soldiers, Wounded Warriors, and their families in crisis and during Reintegration.
Janel is most passionate about partnering with couples as they navigate the stages of their relationship, deepen their friendship, manage conflict, and repair past hurts. She helps couples learn to replace negative conflict patterns with positive interactions and increase intimacy. Janel is Level I and II trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, A Gottman Seven Principles Couples Program Leader, and a Prepare/Enrich Facilitator. She incorporates other approaches to meet the unique needs of every couple.
Janel works at cultivating a supportive environment for the therapeutic relationship to develop for her client’s goals, insight, emotional health, and healing from past pain. Her goal is for clients to feel safe to express themselves freely without fear of judgment, and in that atmosphere, they can work for the change and healing they desire.
Janel has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Old Dominion University. She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Master of Divinity from Regent University. Janel counsels adults experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, loss of relationship, boundary issues, stress, and stage of life transitions.