I am a Licensed Child Psychologist with specialty training in pediatric psychological and neuropsychological assessments. I provide in person counseling and testing for children and adolescents ages 4-16 years; in some specific cases I offer services up to 18 years old. I believe my experiences has allowed me to develop a deep understanding in child development and the interaction between neurocognitive functions, personality and temperament, and family dynamics.
I have supported families for over 30 years with parent coaching, child therapy, family therapy, comprehensive evaluations, assistance in developing an IEP and 504 , and facilitating parenting classes. I take a team-based approach to therapy, and respect the relationship between the parent and child. I provide a faith-based belief system in guiding parents in parenting practices, meant to strengthen the child and the family system in their Christian foundational beliefs. My philosophy is that the healing process to change and growth includes all aspects– cognitive, emotional, physical, and spiritual connection– to foster a healthy development of the child. My hope is to provide my families encouragement and understanding within a positive environment for growth and change.
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Science from Puget Sound Christian College; Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Northwest University. My graduate training included working with Youth Dynamics, Cocoon House, Northwest Pediatric Neuropsychology, and Ryther.
Some inside stories: My husband and I are celebrating our 35th anniversary in 2022. We have three adult children, (one of which is an “Aspie”) all married now; we have four grandchildren. I homeschooled my children for 10+ years, in which time I was involved in the Washington Homeschool Organization (WHO) and a teacher in several private homeschooling programs. My father served 20 years in the Navy; and my husband served 20 years as well as a Navy pilot. We are a family of strong Christian Conservative beliefs; we are Patriots and believe in the US Constitution and the freedoms it provides this great nation of the United States of America.
Dr. Janet’s Therapy Dog
Commander Charles Anthony Tucker III arrived to the clinic in August 2019, born April 27th. He is well established in his therapy dog training and warms the hearts of our families that come to the clinic. Tucker is a Havanese, is hypoallergenic, and is very gentle and sweet; he loves children and greeting those who visit us each week.
“God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7