“Therapeutic work with Janet means; you should expect to laugh, cry, emotionally grow, but most importantly feel better”
– Former Client
“You are a great therapist, thorough, dependable, trustworthy, excellent boundaries, exceptionally hard working, intelligent, and you clearly care about the clients”
- Former Coworker
“At the end of the day I ask myself: Did I make a difference today? Did I leave places better then when I arrived? Was I true to who I am at my core? If I answer yes to those questions than I need not worry about the rest.” – Janet Anderson
Janet Anderson has successfully worked with clients from newborns to the age of 82. She offers an array of services such as: diagnostic assessment, individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, crisis management, in-home therapy, skills training, guided relaxation/meditation, parent coaching, consultation, postpartum services for new moms and dads, and group psychotherapy. She works with elite and non-elite athletes preparing them emotionally for sporting competitions. Janet enjoys providing clinical supervision to practitioners new to the field and supervising research. She provides consultation services to professionals regarding their clientele, mentors professionals who want to start their own private practice, and has given numerous educational in-services and presentations over the course of her career on various topics. Janet is also a personal Isagenix Consultant for clients interested in losing weight and/or healthy aging.
Janet Anderson received bachelor’s degrees in both psychology and in social work from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, and went on to receive a Master’s in Social Work at the College of St. Catherine/University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. She graduated from both institutions with high honors. In 2005, she was appointed as a member of the “Empire Who’s Who Among Social Workers, Executives, and Professionals in Mental Health.” She is committed to ongoing education, as well as fine-tuning her clinical expertise. She is currently involved in adoption competency training, and volunteers her time to support the latest mental health research by acting as a supervising committee member.
Janet Anderson has extensive experience working with high-risk children, adolescents, and their families due to her years spent working in hospitals, clinical day treatment, and residential treatment. Since opening her private practice, Janet Anderson Counseling, Inc., in 2006 she has expanded her business as she continues to attain her goal of providing quality mental health services to the metropolitan and surrounding areas. Since opening her private practice, she has greatly enjoyed her continued work with high-risk situations and embraced her work helping clients in not so high-risk but difficult life situations.
She therapeutically meets clients where they are at emotionally. She helps them explore “where they are” and “where they want to be.” She focuses on giving clients tools they can use immediately and for the rest of their lives. She enjoys her work, is genuine, has a nurturing nature, and is easy to talk with.
Her therapeutic approach is founded in aspects of attachment therapy. She focuses on the therapeutic relationship as an avenue to client’s personal growth. She uses aspects of play therapy (even for adult clients), narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness meditation/body work, and much more to develop the optimal way to address the client’s needs, approach to learning, and making changes.
If you would like to schedule an intake with Janet Anderson please call 612-598-1414
Stephanie Palazzola is a licensed independent clinical social worker who has worked in the mental health field with children, adolescents, and families since 2004. She enjoys supporting individuals and families achieve a better understanding of themselves and learn skills to improve their daily quality of life. She does this by reinforcing/teaching practical everyday skills that we can all benefit from. This includes working to improve communication skills, perspective taking skills, self regulation of thoughts, behaviors, and emotions, coping skills with self-calming strategies, and teaching key steps in problem solving situations.
Stephanie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Family Social Science with an emphasis in social work and minored in child psychology and family violence at the University of Minnesota. She went on to earn her master’s degree at the College of St. Catherine/University of St. Thomas in social work. Her educational achievements include graduating with honors and she received an award from The National Society of Collegiate Scholars for Outstanding Scholarship, Leadership and Service.
She has worked with clients experiencing significant emotional and behavioral symptoms in outpatient settings, day treatment, and has provided in home services. She was trained in utilizing applied behavioral analysis (ABA) methods in treating children with autism. She worked for several years in day treatment and understands the complexities youth with mental health needs experience in academic environments and the impact this has on families. Stephanie has supported clients and families through crisis situations, conducted group therapy, completed diagnostic assessments, coordinated care with treatment teams, and has worked with high risk youth and families in achieving their goals. Stephanie also has specific training in evidence based practices and is committed to supporting clients in achieving better outcomes for themselves. This also includes specific training in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, which she has used in supporting clients process traumatic experiences and address presenting anxieties they are faced with.
Stephanie’s approach to therapy begins with building a base for growth and change in establishing a trusting working relationship with her clients. She provides an empathic response but is also straightforward in addressing maladaptive behaviors that are negatively impacting daily functioning. She integrates a wide array of therapeutic approaches in working with clients while focusing on treating each person as an individual aspiring to achieve their personal goals. Therapeutic approaches used depending upon the clients presenting issues include: attachment theory, cognitive behavior therapy, family systems, narrative therapy, play therapy, and solution focused therapy while always taking into account a client’s developmental level. If you have further questions please do not hesitate to call.
If you would like to schedule an intake with Stephanie Palazzola please call 612-735-6905
Katie Kopan, MAMFT recently graduated from Bethel with her master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy. She worked alongside Janet Anderson during her internship year working with individuals, couples, and families. In addition, Katie has experience as a school-based therapist at an elementary school, as an out-patient clinician seeing teens, couples, and families, and in-home therapy.
Katie views herself as a forever-student of people, relationships, and is committed to her own personal growth journey. She believes that everyone has their own unique set of strengths and gifts that assist them on this journey of life. It is her pleasure to walk alongside others in order to help them find their strength, confidence, voice, and mental well-being.
Katie loves yoga. When she can, she enjoys integrating insight gained from her yoga practice into the therapy room. Paying attention to mind, body, and spirit as a blended and integrated whole allows for greater insight and a more productive movement toward wellness.