Who We Are

Many people have a preconceived idea of how a therapy session will go. Some think they will sit across from the therapist and talk for 45 minutes and leave without any tools or skills to help them improve. Others think when they meet a new therapist, they expect to meet someone who doesn’t seem to be a real person they can connect with. We can promise you that you will find a warm, compassionate therapist who shows their personal side. We are committed to helping you reach your goals while enjoying the journey to the new you! Therapy can be an exciting process that allows you to grow in ways you may have never thought possible. We know calling a therapist can be scary, but we hope you will put yourself first and call and see how we can help.

What We Do

Life is too short to be consumed with anxiety, depression, or panic attacks. We want you to free yourself of any limiting beliefs, emotional pain and find joy, happiness, and peace in your day-to-day activities.
During our more than 20 years of providing therapy we have helped children, adolescents and adults learn new skills, feel validated, heard, and go on to live the life they were meant to live!

Certified HeartMath Practitioner

The HeartMath products, which many find similar to other forms of biofeedback provide a window into your body’s physiology. Using a simple finger sensor, the program objectively monitors your heart rhythms and displays the physiological level of coherence — an optimal state in which the heart, mind and emotions are operating in sync and in balance. The program combines emotional restructuring and relaxation techniques to assist your body in establishing a healthier response to stress. Patients who use these techniques report reduced stress and increased resiliency.

Professional Training

Craft of EMDR Therapy: Taking it to the next levelInstructor: Deany Laliotis, LICSW

Back to the future: An upscaled refresher course in EMDRInstructor: Deany Laliotis, LICSW

Virtual EMDR: A How-To-Guide to Providing EMDR via Telehealth, Instructor: Megan Boardman, LCSW, EMDR-C

EMDR: A Rapid, Safe, and Proven Treatment for TraumaInstructor: Megan Boardman, LCSW, EMDR-C

Transforming Traumatic Memory with EMDR: Insights into How and Why EMDR may work, Instructor: Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD

Interrupting and Healing Trans-Generational Wounding with EMDR TherapyInstructor: Karen Alter- Reid, Ph.D.

Interrupting and Healing Trans-Generational Wounding with EMDR TherapyInstructor: Karen Alter- Reid, Ph.D.

EMDR and The Human Animal Bond: Ways our four-Legged Friends Help Us HealInstructor: Alison Leslie, LCSW

EMDR Basic Training Parts 1 and 2, Karen Alter- Reid, Ph.D., Rogor Solomon, PhD

Polyvagal Theory: A Science of SafetyInstructor: Dr. Stephen Porges

Clinical Applications of Polyvagal TheoryInstructor: Dr. Stephen Porges

Polyvagal Informed Interventions for Resourcing and ReprocessingInstructor: Rebecca Kase, LCSW

Polyvagal Theory Informed Trauma Assessment and InterventionsInstructor: Deb Dana, LCSW

Practical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory in EMDR TherapyInstructor: Jackie Flynn, Ed.S

Trauma Certificate Training: The latest Advances and Techniques to Resolve Deeply Held TraumaInstructor: Janina Fisher, PhD

Engaging Teens Protective Parts to Process Traumatic Memories, Instructor: Annie Monaco, LCSW & Erin Hassall, LMFT

ADHD Clinical Services Provider: Strength-based interventions to thrive with ADHD

Changing the ADHD Brain: Moving Beyond MedicationInstructor: Dr Stephanie Sarkis

Moral Trauma/Injury Through the Lens of AIP, Instructor: Professor Derek Farrell

Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment- Applied Neuroscience for Treating Anxiety, Panic and Worry

Comprehensive Internal Family Systems CourseInstructor: Frank Anderson, MD

Mastering Telehealth & Anxiety Treatment

CBT Strategies for Kids and Adolescents. Supporting Students with ADHD and anxiety, Instructor: David Pratt, PhD, MSW

Excessive & Harmful Technology Use: Improve Treatment Outcomes with New Evidence-Based Strategies for the Digital EraInstructor: Doreen Dodgen-Magee, PSYD

Telemental Health Provider Training- Ethical, Legal, Technology ConcernsInstructor: Melissa Westendorf, PhD, J.D

Dialectical Behavior Therapy For The Real World

Pediatric CBT, Instructor: Massachusetts General Hospital

CBT for OCD and Anxiety: Effective and User-Friendly Treatment for Children and AdolescentsInstructor: Dr. Aureen Wagner


As part of her training, she interned at Amethyst House in New Haven, Connecticut. The facility is for women in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse. Their program includes a therapeutic nursery, addiction counseling and special “Watch, Wait and Wonder” sessions for building attachment between mothers and their children.
She also interned at The New Learning Center in Westport, Connecticut. Here, her responsibilities included individual, couple and family therapy sessions, plus co-leading social skills groups for those with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), including autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

Janneta Bohlander & Associates

In September, 2005, Mrs. Bohlander created Janneta Bohlander & Associates, offering therapy services and support for children and adults, social skills groups, adoption support and school consultations. Her office is on East Avenue in Norwalk.

Her Experience in the Corporate World

Previous to her involvement in marriage and family counseling, Mrs. Bohlander worked for nearly fifteen years in the corporate world, as a financial consultant for Shearson Lehman Hutton in Greenwich, Connecticut; an account representative for British Telecom in New York City; and Director of Development, overseeing a global team of 40 individuals located in North America, UK, Italy and France, for Hyperion Software Corporation in Stamford, Connecticut. She was also an OnTrack consulting manager and Director of Enterprise Product Marketing for Hyperion, to name just a few positions that she held with that corporation.
Rising through the ranks at these different companies is what led Mrs. Bohlander to become interested in what makes people do what they do and what makes systems work, e.g., departments, families, relationships.
Before leaving the corporate world, Mrs. Bohlander worked as support staff at Project Return in Westport, Connecticut, while still working full-time for Hyperion. At Project Return, a progressive, therapeutic group home which serves as an intervention to prevent hospitalization, she participated in one-to-one discussions with residents, providing consistent support and direction, and joined in staff meetings. She also attended training sessions in Borderline Personality Disorders, Adolescent Violence and Eating Disorders.
After nine months, working at Project Return, Mrs. Bohlander made a life-changing decision to pursue a masters degree so that she could become a certified, licensed marriage and family therapist.


Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist, Connecticut – License #000955
Certificate Program in Adoption, Rutgers University, 2006

Post-Graduate Training

  • CBT for OCD and Anxiety: Effective and User-Friendly Treatment for Children and Adolescents, Instructor: Dr. Aureen Wagner, Cape Cod Institute, Eastham, MA
  • Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing The Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers, Author: Dr. Karyl McBride, Self Study
  • Brain Functioning: The Neurochemistry Behind Mental Health Disorders & Their Treatment, Self Study
  • Crazy Busy: Strategies for Handling Your Fast-Paced Life; Author: Edward Hallowell, M.D., Self Study
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression and Trauma. Instructor: Donald F. Sloane, LCSW, Hamden, CT
  • Keeping your Soul Alive: Personal, Professional and Spiritual Renewal; Instructor: Bill O’Hanlon, MS, MFT
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: A Model for Accelerated Change, Instructor: Deborah Korn, Psy.D. Farmington, CT
  • Why is It Always About You? The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism, Author: Sandy Hotchkiss, Self Study
  • Adolescent Development and Schizophrenia: A Brain Perspective on Risk and Opportunity; Instructor: Naomi Driesen, Ph.D., Silver Hill Hospital, CT
  • EMDR Basic Training; Instructor: Roy Kiessling, LISW
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy, Instructor: Sue Johnson, Branford, CT

Professional Memberships

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists – AAMFT
Anxiety Disorders Association of America – ADAA
Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities – CACLD
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – CHADD
Connecticut Association of Marriage and Family Therapists – CTAMFT
Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders – ICDL
Nonverbal Learning Disorders Association – NLDA
Obsessive-Compulsion Foundation – OCF
PDD/Asperger’s Support Group of Connecticut