Janet Noel, MS, LMHC
To make an appointment call (206) 743-9938
Located in Edmonds
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with a Masters Degree in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and a Bachelors Degree in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University Seattle. I have worked both in private practice and community mental health settings, providing counseling and therapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups.
Prior to becoming a therapist I was focused on my roles of wife and mother, and spent 25 years working in the corporate world. Once my children were raised and I found myself single, it was time at last for me to pursue my vision of becoming a therapist. This was more than a career change; it was a life-altering journey for me. I found that my way of being in the world no longer worked, and my previous roles no longer fit. During this transitional time I worked hard to develop healthier ways of thinking and behaving, which in turn began a path of creating a deeper and more meaningful life. I did my own work.
PRACTICE AND APPROACH
At the heart of my approach is the belief that each of us has the innate ability and power to change and heal. It is in the therapeutic relationship that my clients can uncover and discover their unique inner strengths and make lasting changes for their lives.
My training is in Depth Psychology based on the work of C. G. Jung. It is one of the perspective lenses with which I view life and the lives of my clients. I use this to explore and uncover hidden patterns and behaviors that may be operating on an unconscious level. My approach is as a mentor or teacher, I believe that the goal of therapy is not to get rid of any part of ourselves or to fix the problem, it is to gain new knowledge and understanding of how our past may be affecting us now.
I enjoy helping individuals that are experiencing any of life’s challenges, including depression, anxiety, losses, trauma or life transitions. The range of ages I see begins with older adolescents, and continues through to older adults. I work with individuals, couples and within the family system. I use a variety of therapeutic tools and techniques including client-centered, strengths-based, collaborative problem solving, and mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy.
Together, we will work to create a safe, trusting and respectful space, which allows you to explore areas of your life where you may be experiencing difficulty.