Janice O’Connor, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.

Welcome to my website. I am honored to join you on your path to healing and wellness. For over 25 years I’ve assisted clients with a broad range of issues reach their highest goals and greatest potential. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I’ve worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I am an avid student of Transpersonal and Positive Psychology as well as Eastern and Western philosophy and wisdom traditions. My approach is integrative and highly personalized to your individual needs. I provide a variety of individual psychotherapies, transformational life coaching, as well as couples and marital counseling including premarital assessment and couples counseling. I bring compassion and expertise to help you achieve greater peace, happiness and confidence in your life and your relationships.

Advanced Credentials and Certifications

I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work and Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned my Advanced Credential (ACSW) with the National Association of Social Workers in 1993, and Diplomat Status from the NASW in 1994. I am also a Certified Gottman Educator for the Bringing Baby Home program. As a Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator, I am prepared to provide premarital couples counseling. In 2001 I was trained and Certified as an EMDR Therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). This treatment has been proven to be effective for treating past childhood trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I recently obtained my Advanced Clinical Certification as a Hypnotherapist and Transpersonal Life Coach through the Wellness Institute, in Issaquah, Washington. I also am an Adjunct Online Instructor at Columbia College in the Department of Human Services.

Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Social Workers
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Counseling Association
  • Heart Centered Therapies Association
  • EMDR International Association