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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! 

Janean Tinsley, MS, LCADC, CCTP II



Janean has been a therapist for many 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 level 2 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 2011 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. 

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