Janae A. Combs, MA, LPC, NCC
Janae is Licensed Professional Counselor who works with teens, adults, families, with a focused specialty on working with Couples. Janae earned her Masters of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Argosy University in 2003. Janae’s work experience includes various environments; including (but not limited to) psychiatric hospitals, emergency crisis, residential facilities, support services, and child placement agencies. Janae has served as the Assistant Director and the Director of Therapeutic and Community Services at an agency whose primary focus was children and families in crisis. Her job duties included personnel management, assisting and directing interns, and working closely with family therapists. Her desire to join a group practice resulted in the birth of Changing Perceptions, where she was able extend her experience and knowledge to the general public. Janae is thriving in her private practice; working in closer contact with individuals is her true passion.
Janae uses a growth-oriented approach in helping her clients create positive life changes. These changes will inevitably enhance and build on their existing strengths, insights, and skills while they cultivate new ones. Janae truly believes that most people instinctively know what is best for them and their situation. However, she understands that sometimes we do not follow our instincts for a variety of reasons; including (but not at all limited to) situational circumstances, unhealthy relationships, and low self-esteem. Janae's therapeutic experience serves as a motivator to reach the root areas of concern in order to ensure her clients' growth, stability, and overall wellness.
Couples & Marital Counseling
Couples encounter difficulties at various crossroads during their relationship. Some are in need of tune ups. Just like our cars don’t last forever without being serviced and taken care of, neither do our love relationships. Some are in need of surgery as we might have ignored our problems and symptoms for some time now, resulting in the need to completely restructure a move towards healthy relating. Others might have undergone a traumatic experience that has left them confused and unsure of how they can heal. Which has a negative effect on all personal relationships, often damaging love partnerships the most. No matter the situation, counseling is something that can enhance, change, heal and/or repair the relationship for the better. Overtime people grow and change, and if we don’t grow together, the alternative is growing apart. Janae helps couples discover and rediscover their strengths in an open, secure and safe environment. Janae thoroughly enjoys the energy of two and uses that energy in the therapy room to evoke powerful insights, grow intimacy, deepen connections, increase understanding, and increase communication. Please contact Janae if your relationship is in need and you are open to growth. Janae offers pre-marital, marital, and relationship counseling.
Various Topics addressed are:
- Better communication with your partner
- Deeper connection
- Feeling loved and falling in love again
- More physical and emotional intimacy
- A true partnership, like you are sharing life with a teammate and not just a roommate
- Disconnect from your past history so you can create a new future together
- Reaching a healthy and respectful end to a marriage or love relationship
Young Adult and Adult Counseling
As one continues on this journey we call LIFE, there are various junctures during the experience when we may question which direction we should take or are taking. These junctures are often met with anxiety, confusion, fear, and even excitement at times. People sometimes need guidance, a place to process and understand where they are, why they are there or where they should go; or just someone to bounce their thoughts off of as they uncover the next part of the journey. Many people often turn to friends and/or family members for guidance or to be their sounding board. However, they are usually faced with more confusion, misunderstanding, or judgment due to their loved ones being somewhat biased. It may sound strange, but talking to a trained-professional-stranger is very effective in helping one grow and discover their life path. Janae is easy to talk to and uses her humility to connect with this population of people who she finds usually instinctually knows what is best for them and their situation. Please contact Janae if you are ready to uncover, discover, change or even just continue your best LIFE journey.
Various Topics addressed are:
- Teen Issues
- Women Issues
- Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Stress Management
- Procrastination and Motivation Issues
- Relationship Problems (familial, love, friendships, job)
- Decision Making
- Past History, Regrets, Forgiveness
- Self Esteem