If you are being treated for Anxiety or Depression and are having associated symptoms, get the help you need. Studies have shown medication is more effective with counseling. I would like to help you. As a woman who has experienced a great deal, I understand. We will form a team together, working to decrease your stress, increase your coping skills, find limiting beliefs and work towards the increasing life satisfaction. We will follow an approach in a way that works best for you, your personality and life. I will help you move from “maybe” or “I don’t know” to “Yes, I can”. Don’t wait another day.
Personalized Action Oriented Life Coaching and In-Depth Personal Therapy for women is provided at In Touch Counseling. Here’s how it works. In 3 sessions we can expect to have a better understanding of any historical influence, an action plan, addressed some issues and formulated the best way to help you.
Life Coaching and Personal Therapy can alleviate
- Depression and Stress Symptoms
- Weight Gain
- Low Energy
- Anger Out Bursts
Personal Coaching and Therapy at In Touch Counseling includes:
- Concrete Practical Approaches Tailored to Each Individual.
- Strength Based Approach-what’s right and using your strengths to feel good and change.
- Changing Limiting Beliefs-the way you see and experience the world.
- Dream Analysis and Nightmare Resolution to increase your understanding of underlying issues.
- Resolving Transitional Stress so you can feel better and sleep soundly again.
- Assertiveness Training-making good choices to be in wellness and good health.
- Improving Communication Skills for Conflict Resolution and Collaboration helping you get want you need.
- Maintaining Accountability and a Portfolio of skills of what you need to succeed.
- Building Your Self Esteem and Self Confidence.
- Discovering your way to Weight Loss and Health/Fitness Success.
“If you are having difficulty in some part of your life, whether it’s personal or business related, taking a few minutes to still yourself and just focus on deep breathing can be enough to get you through the initial stresses of the situation. The key is stillness and deep breathing,(deep diaphragmatic breathing for 90 seconds changes brain chemistry) a moment of being completely present and mindful of the passage of time in your life. (Is this something you will remember in a year from now?)”
Janelle Adams – MA
My path in life has been driven by passionate love for working with children, youth and art that has been developing from the time that I was first able to start babysitting and dreaming about what I wanted to be when I grew up.
Over the years my passion for working with children and youth was cultivated as I had the opportunity to work in childcare centers, as a camp counselor, a swimming instructor, and working in schools.
In 2001, my two passions had the opportunity to collide when I was introduced to the field of Art Therapy and I developed a new found belief in art as a tool for healing.
In 2002, I enrolled at Andrews University as a BFA student with an Art Therapy concentration. In 2008, I completed my BFA and required psychology classes that would give me tools that I would need at Notre Dame de Namur University to earn a Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Art Therapy. During my practicum I gained experience with children, families, small groups and adults. The children that I worked with, ages 5-11, struggled with issues concerning trust, grief, self esteem, attention and socialization. I utilized art therapy to give them a way to voice their inner dialog, explore who they were and build confidence.
Since my graduation in 2008, I have volunteered with children and families to create art. I have also worked at Youth Villages- ChristyCare of Oregon. At ChristieCare I worked as a behavioral youth counselor with youth ages 5-17. In this residential treatment program , I worked with youth that had serious to severe emotional and behavioral problems combined with other needs to develop coping skills through theraputic interventions and recreational therapy. While At ChristieCare, I also had the opportunity to work in the Native American Program that featured culturally responsive residential treatment for Native American youth, ages 13-18, as well as youth who could benefit from a stong cultural and spiritual life program.
These exepriences and my education have given me a broad variety of skills that have offered me a unique gift in approaching and working with children, youth and families. I am excited to be joining the team at In Touch Counseling Services to show children and youth as well as their families that they can not only change their stories, but they can decide what that change will look like.
Diane Stadler – MA
I have been a counselor for over thirty years, working in schools, agencies, court, and hospital settings. I’m a licensed mental health counselor in Washington State, and have been in private practice for seven years, in the Queen Anne area of Seattle, and for ten years in Northeast Portland. I completed my education at the University of Missouri, and lived in Europe and Australia for several years before returning to the United States and working in Missouri, Alaska, Washington and Oregon.
Being a counselor has been truly rewarding for me since I have always enjoyed and respected people. Perhaps this comes from being the middle child of six lively siblings growing up on the very culturally diverse South Side of Chicago. From an early age I learned to honor the differences in people and the endurance of the human spirit.
I have also gained a strong perspective from my own life experiences that have included considerable travel, a long marriage, raising a “spirited” child, and the sad losses of several well loved family members and friends. Now, as I join In Touch Counseling; I am thrilled to be working with clients in the Vancouver area. My specialties include working with people encountering relationship difficulties of a personal or work nature, working with children and families experiencing divorce, emotional skill development for children and adults, support for adults who have encountered childhood abuse or neglect, counseling for special needs children and families, and therapy for people experiencing mood disorders.
I work from a wellness perspective and partner with my clients in their treatment. If you think you might benefit from counseling please call 360-953-8740 to inquire about how this might work for you? I hope to meet you in the future.
Adolescents: I spent two years in New London, Connecticut where I learned and practiced the evidence-based model of Functional Family Therapy (FFT). I have extensive background utilizing motivational interviewing to engage treatment resistant, at-risk youth struggling with family, school, peers, and difficulties finding their own identity. By understanding the underlying noble intentions of behaviors we can help children reach their full potential.
For the past 25 years, I’ve worked as a Child and Family Therapist and Deaf Specialist providing counseling and therapy to children, adolescents, and families in an outpatient mental health setting. I am Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington and have a Child & Family Mental Health Specialist designation.
I found my interest early in life of helping others and began learning sign language in my teens. I pursued this interest in college, which included a program on Deafness (theory, culture and language). I graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Oregon College of Education. I had completed my psychology internship at Oregon School for the Deaf and was hired after graduating. I stayed for 8 years in the dorms, working with children and teens ages 5-21. I returned to school and obtained my Master’s of Science degree in Counseling, graduating in 1989 from Western Oregon State College. Since then I have worked as a therapist at Columbia River Mental Health Services on the Child and Family Team. I work with hearing, hard of hearing and Deaf children and their families. I trained master’s level interns for 12 years and can also provide supervision for Washington LMHC.
I have a holistic view of therapy, looking to balance the emotional, spiritual and physical aspects of our lives. I have experience and background in working with children through play therapy, counseling for special needs children and families, abuse issues, self-mutilation, trauma-focused work, depression, anxiety, and family/parenting issues. I have assisted families to find strengths, problem solve, find resources or to advocate for children with various agencies.
I have been married for 27 years. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, reading, going for walks, and working out at the gym. Like most people, I have had my share of challenges and losses. Working through difficult times with support and advice has made me resilient, creative, patient and compassionate. I look forward to sharing my path with yours as you deal with the challenges in your life.