“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you might as well make it dance.”
George Bernard Shaw

 

Practice Overview

In our fast paced world of today, stress can be the number one offender.

The natural course of life presents many transition, challenges, peaks and valleys.  Each of us is ‘hard wired’ in a different way, whether it be “nurture” or “nature”. There are times in our lives when we can bounce back from anything, and then there are times in our lives when our resilience falls flat.  It can be extremely helpful to have another person offer new perspectives: be a sounding board; be a reality check or show us the way out of  a storm.

Janet employs the psychodynamic model of psychotherapy. She has explored and examined many areas of psychology and surrounding fields of human mental, psychological and spiritual development.  With the advent of the new brain studies, psychotherapy is exploding with neuropsychological advances.  Janet assists clients in understanding that our brains, thoughts and feelings can be our ally and also our enemy.  Ms. Koin Dampeer continues to stay abreast of new developments in the field by participating in ongoing peer consultation and attending training on a regular basis.

There is no one size that fits all.  After meeting with a client, we will work together to establish and prioritize goals, discuss expected time frame of treatment and the best and affordable frequency of sessions.

Janet's practice includes working with adults, adolescents and families. Mediation is used to resolve conflicts while preserving relationships.

Topics of concern include: Depression, Anxiety, Life Transitions, Marital Issues, Job Stress,  and Job Loss. 

A large portion of her practice focuses on substance abuse issues.  Addiction never seems to exist in a vacuum.  Addiction is a progressive disease that can attack anyone regardless of his or her race, age, education or social status.  It knows now bounds and it is a disease that only gets worse, never better.  It is usually only after a considerable period of sobriety that people are able to see the profound effect their disease has had on their lives, perceptions and health as well as the effect the disease has had on those around them.