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Get To Know Your Therapist!

Just as important as it is for the therapist to learn about the patient, the patient should know who their therapist is! 

Rev. Janean Tinsley, MS, LCADC, CCTP



Janean has been a therapist for 12 years. She began in the field of addiction but quickly expanded to other areas including trauma, marriage, anxiety, depression, spirituality, and church-harm. Janean is a trauma specialist, having spent many hours in training and clinical experience in trauma. She is a licensed clinical trauma professional and is trained in EMDR, Sand Tray, and play therapy. Janean works with survivors of human trafficking, sexual violence, domestic violence, natural violence, and other traumatic experiences. 


Janean believes that mental health is one-third of the overall wholeness of an individual; the other two being spiritual and physical. With a holistic approach, Janean will work with the patient to develop a healthy healing plan. Janean opened First Step Counseling in 2001 to offer patients a different kind of therapeutic experience. Janean is also an ordained minister and believes in biblical principles. As a Christian counselor, she will use these principles to foster hope and healing. 

Janean is a public speaker and blogger. She offers training to businesses and organizations on workplace conflict resolutions, navigating anxiety and depression, trauma, and grief. She also speaks with her husband on topics including addiction, marriage, and infidelity. To learn more information, please contact Janean via her professional speaking and writing email,


Janean is a graduate of Western Kentucky University (BA), Capella University (MS), and Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary. She is a member of EMDRIA. She is married to Allen and they have a son. 

Terri Nance

Master's Level Intern


Terri earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Murray State University. After working in the retail and banking industries for many years, Terri discovered her true calling as a mental health therapist. It was five years ago she decided to follow that calling. She came across the Counseling program at Murray State University and to her surprise they were having interviews for the program that same week.  She began her course work towards becoming a clinical mental health counselor in the Summer of 2017. Terri said it's been a long and difficult road because she is still working full-time at Murray State University in Student Financial Services, the place she has been for the last 10 years. Although she enjoys working with the students and getting to know the families by participating in Racer Nation Orientation each year, Terri is excited about following this calling to help others. 

Terri has worked part-time as a mental health therapist intern and enjoyed working with both adults and teenagers. 


 Terri will complete her degree in May 2023 and will earn her LPCA.


She is married and enjoys spending time with her family, going to concerts and shopping. 

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