Janene Dunston, MSW, LICSW


Janene Dunston MSW, LICSW

Janene Dunston MSW, LICSW

Introduction/My Approach to Therapy

My work with clients is about turning negatives into positives, growing and becoming stronger, learning new tools and finding solutions. I am here to provide confidential counseling, to accept you where you are at, to help you identify what is getting in the way of positive change and help you set goals you want to achieve. Reaching out is not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength. When you leave my office I want you to feel empowered and have hope for the future.

I try to always match my modality for therapy to each individual unique person and their needs. The initial visit focuses on finding out what you are most concerned about, what’s not working, and what you would like things to look like. Throughout the therapy process I will be checking in with you to see if we are still focusing on your goals and working toward them as this is what drives our sessions. I used an eclectic approach to therapy with many client issues working from a combination of different therapy modalities such as, but not limited to (Rapid Resolution Trauma therapy, cognitive behavioral, solution focused, strengths perspective, and mindfulness work). I also have additional training in sex therapy.

Education/Background

I am a licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. I have practiced in social work and therapy in different capacities since 1991 and have been licensed as an independent therapist in TN since 2008 and in WA since 2017. My experience has been first with children and families, social work in various medical settings Hospice Care, teaching in a university setting and then of course my true passion which is therapy with individuals and couples.

Areas of Focus: Individuals Ages 17+ & Couples

  • Depression

  • Anxiety grief and Loss infertility issues /how it affects individuals and couples sexual pain disorders

  • Low desire and intimacy issues

  • Body Image/ low self esteem

  • PostPartum issues

  • Post Menopause issues

  • Parenting trauma

  • Divorce recovery

  • Couples counseling

  • Life transitions

  • Adjustment issues

I am very excited to be begin this journey with you and support and guide you in this therapeutic process. Your desire and investment in the process is the key to growth and change.