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Credentials

Graduate Counseling Intern

JaNae can be reached at 703-988-4031 or

janaemessick@sunstonecounselors.com

Client Population
Adults, Adolescents, Couples, Families, Parenting
Location
Loudoun
Primary Approaches/Treatment Specialties
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Attachment Theory, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Relational Cultural Theory, Relational, Strengths-based
Availability
Weekday, Evening
 

Do you need a safe place to explore an ongoing struggle, an important relationship, or yourself? “We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to” (Brene Brown). Inviting a trained counselor to walk alongside you as you examine your private struggles can create clarity and capacity that leads to momentum in your personal and relational development.

I specialize in adolescents, young adults, women’s issues, and parenting. Some common issues I address include, but are not limited to: anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, stress and overwhelm, challenges with roles and work/life balance, emotional dysregulation, boundary issues, self-esteem and self-confidence, loss and grief, and relational conflict and disconnection.

My therapeutic approach is warm, non-judgmental, curious, and collaborative. I believe you are the expert of your life and I am honored to walk with you for a time. I provide uniquely tailored treatment plans that are based on your goals. I will use expertise and research-informed interventions to equip you with knowledge and skills that will support your continued progress long after we complete our work together.

I see relationships as central to our human experience and a catalyst for personal development. I use Bowenian Family Systems Theory to understand how patterns of relating affect individual and family functioning as individuals balance a need for autonomy and a need for connection. Other models that I draw from are Person-Centered Therapy (promoting self-awareness, self-reflection and choices), Existential Therapy (constantly discovering, evolving and making sense of existence) and Strengths Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (understanding how thoughts, feelings and behavior are linked).

I’m so happy you are here!

Education, Credentials & Memberships

  • Graduate Counseling Intern practicing under the supervision of Emily Goff Trkula, M. Ed, LCP.
  • Bachelor of Science in Marriage, Family and Human Development, Brigham Young University, 2000
  • Graduate Intern in the Master of Arts Program, Geneva College, anticipated August 2022
  • Student Member of American Counseling Association

 

More about me:

  • My husband and I enjoy traveling to quaint towns, hiking and watching plays
  • We have four daughters that range from pre-teen to young adult
  • I love reading, participating in book clubs, watching period dramas, playing board games and making the best pan-popped popcorn!


I look forward to supporting your mental health journey.

If you are interested in scheduling a consultation or would like more information, please fill out the request form or call our office (703-534-5100) and request to speak to me.