"Janneta helps you to learn how to be a better
Emma, age eight, adopted from
Janneta has helped my daughter to be
confident about who she is and, as a result, she's less anxious
about taking risks.
Mother of 8 year old Emma, Adopted from China
I was experiencing debilitating panic
attacks that took over my life. I was completely confused and in
such a state, that I didn't know what to do to ever get out of it.
Thanks to Janneta's patient counseling, I am in control of my panic
attacks and anxiety. I felt safe, cared for and relaxed during every
Janneta has a contagious warmth. I
knew I was in the best of hands. When anxiety creeps up, I realize
I'm not going crazy. The tools Janneta provided work. I
stay on medication. By replaying in in my mind what she
has taught have helped me to conquer this disorder. She is truly my
Kristi, adult in her 30s who experienced panic attacks
There is always so much we don't talk about and have trouble
believing in. It is these topics that we must talk about.
The significance of my past obsessions has become practically
I would have never been able to free myself if it had not been for
the help I received in the realization of my fears. I learned
to face and confront what I didn't want to know or was afraid of
knowing. I've stopped hiding from the truth. By confronting
situations, things always turn out even better than expected.
Janneta has taught me to see things in a much more positive way.
Anxiety is less and I appreciate life more. My life view is
different due to valuable techniques Janneta has taught me, such as
remembering that 'What people say about you is none of your
business.' They say that you cannot direct the wind, but you can
adjust the sails. Janneta is a mighty good captain."
Jackie, 16-year-old teen experiencing anxiety and an eating disorder
Our son is challenged by severe (life threatening)
food allergies. When he turned nine, realized that a reaction
could really mean death. He was old enough to understand what the
smallest particle of wrong food could do to him. So he did what
seemed logical: stopped stopped eating outside the home or
what wasn't prepackaged with trustworthy labeling.
He questioned us countless times before eating
anything at home, even about foods he knew were safe. We sensed his
loss of confidence and saw him becoming depressed and anxious. There
were too many arguments about food.
Through Janneta's careful guidance and assurance she
helped all of us understand what was going on and why. She helped us
all work together to solve our son's concerns with the right tools
to get us there. Her gentle and intelligent approach made it easy
for our son to listen earnestly to her words.
She showed him everyday examples of how people
control and lose control of their anxieties, examples that rang true
to someone his age and made a difference. She provided scheduled
goals that were attainable. This gave our son a strong sense
of accomplishment. Achievable goals expanded. Our son
learned how to chart his feelings and reactions that helped define
them, making them understandable. He was able to track his progress
so he could see how he was doing. Janneta's help gave him the
courage and confidence to go further. Our son has "graduated" from
her care. Again, he is the self-confident, happy, food loving
kid that we had known for nine years. this was accomplished
far more quickly than I thought possible. We couldn't recommend
anyone more highly than Janneta Bohlander."
Nancy, mother of nine-year-old boy with
obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and life-threatening allergies
My energetic nine-year-old son
with ADHD often has trouble with his peers. A nice kid, he doesn't
understand body language and often misinterprets people's
intentions. The combination of high energy and poor
communication skills leads to many scrapes with other kids. I
brought him to Janneta Bohlander for social skills training. He has
been in both individual and group therapy. Wow! What a difference it
At each session, he is shown an example of social
behavior that isn't working, i.e. a movie clip. They discuss
how the situation could have a better outcome via different
behaviors. I am provided with a description of what my son learned
so that I can immediately reinforce each new skill exactly the way
it was taught to him. He has a lot to learn and the process is
working for us. After a few sessions, I see significant improvements
in his communication skills both at home and in social situations
Mother of a nine-year-old boy with ADHD
After unsuccessfully trying to
use the principles of Ross Greene's Explosive
Child, we were unsure anything would work with Rachel. We knew
we were in the right place on our first day with Janneta when Rachel
willingly went alone into Janneta's office on the first visit. Over
the next 4 months, we were overjoyed how Rachel opened up Janneta
what she was feeling during those frustrating and anger provoking
We never thought that a
6-year-old could express herself so clearly and well. Janneta
was able to help Rachel identify her feelings and teach her how to
cope with them. By using Janneta's suggestions, we saw great
improvement in Rachel's disposition. With continued effort, Rachel
can alter her behavior and learn to cope with life's frustrations.
We could not have done this without Janneta's help."
Karen and Michael, parents dealing with an explosive