Janie's bio / credentials

I became licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 2004. I began practicing psychotherapy in 1999, working in various community mental health settings and in private practice as a psychotherapist, group facilitator, teacher, and consultant.

In 2000, I received my master's degree in psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). Afterwards, I completed the two-year advanced post-graduate clinical training program at The Psychotherapy Institute (TPI). Presently, I am a candidate in analytic training at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC), a program accredited by the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA).

Alongside private practice, I serve on the supervisory faculty at CIIS and at TPI. I have presented and taught classes on psychodynamic psychotherapy for staff at Bay Area Community Resources, the Pacific Center, and other public and mental health training organizations around the Bay Area.

In the past, I was director of the peer advocacy program at WORLD (Women Organized to Respond To Life Threatening Diseases). In that capacity, I designed a training curriculum for The Lotus Project, a federally funded program coordinated by Boston University's School of Public Health. This program provided professional training nationwide to HIV+ women who provide advocacy and support to others in their local communities. As past co-chair of a task force of the Family Care Network of Alameda County, I initiated and helped develop a PTSD/trauma training series for physicians. The series focused on the effects of personal and social trauma on marginalized patients and how doctors can include a trauma informed perspective in the provision of HIV health care.

 Affiliations: The Psychotherapy Institute (TPI); Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC); and the California Association for Marriage Family Therapists (CAMFT).