JaNae Messick

Graduate Intern

In-Office Sessions: Ashburn (map it)
Teletherapy for residents of: Virginia
In-Office Sessions:
 Ashburn (map it)
 
Teletherapy for residents of:
 Virginia
Client Population(s):
  • Adolescent (14-17)
  • Adult (25+)
  • Young Adult (18-25)
Primary Modality(ies):
  • Attachment Based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Existential
  • Gottman Method
  • Family Systems
  • Person Centered
  • Relational-Cultural
  • Strengths Based

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!

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!
Specialty(ies):
  • Anger Management
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Anxiety / Panic
  • Conduct and Impulse Control
  • Depression
  • Family Dynamics
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors
  • Parenting
  • Perinatal / Postpartum
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Self-esteem / Personal Growth
  • Self-harm / Suicidal Ideation
  • Social Skills
Education and Training:
  • Graduate Intern in the Master of Arts Program, Geneva College, anticipated August 2022
  • Bachelor of Science in Marriage, Family and Human Development, Brigham Young University, 2000
  • Student Member of American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Level 2 trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Credentials:
Graduate Intern
Supervised by:
Emily Goff Trkula, LPC

I look forward to supporting your mental health journey.

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