Celebrating 12 years of private practice!

An Integrative Approach: Emotional, Relational, & Spiritual

As a board-certified life coach and non-licensed, trauma-informed therapist, I specialize in emotional, relational, & spiritual health. As a Certified Practitioner in Aroma Freedom Therapy, I use therapeutic-grade essential oils to consolidate negative narratives, obstacles, and traumatic memories. First steps include:

  1. Understanding Your Attachment Style
  2. Learning Your Personality Pattern
  3. Identity Formation
  4. Spiritual Rhythms and Practices

Please take some time to give this page a thorough look. Read the brochure. Get to know more about The Heartlift Method and Aroma Freedom Therapy. Utilize the PDF’s.

And, first, give your heart and nervous system a little break, right now, by listening to “Come, Sit By the Well,” an audio meditation I created just for you. Find a quiet spot, click on the graphic to the right, and breathe in a little ease and peace.

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Be sure to check out Janell’s podcast, “Today’s Heartlift.” This podcast was initially created for the often very hard “in-between sessions” time of Janell’s clients. Glean from hours of conversations about integrating your faith + mental health practices.

Watch this interview with Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Benjamin Perkus, Creator of Aroma Freedom Technique.

How Coaching Intensives Work

The healing process can involve significant work and focused energy.

I limit my clientele in order to specialize in heart work. This creative coaching/counseling model affords more intentional, strategic, and efficient work. Expect 6-12 sessions, on the average. When you are ready, schedule your 15- minute consult: 15-Minute Consult

Your healing journey involves implementing these useful tools:

The Heartlift Method
The Hearlift Method, a synergistic model combining highly strategic principles and practices of counseling, life coaching, and spiritual direction. A three-fold cognitive and emotional healing process that involves reflecting, reframing, and re-authoring your History of Hurts into a Vision of Victory. This model is outlined in Overcoming Hurtful Words: Rewrite Your Story.

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Aroma Freedom Technique & Young Living Therapeutic Oils
Aroma Freedom Technique, a revolutionary healing modality developed by Dr. Benjamin Perkus in collaboration with Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. This process involves memory reconsolidation, neuroplasticity, and strategic intentionality.

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Enneagram Assessment and Personal Development
Enneagram Assessment and Personal Development, a supportive path of self-observation and developmental challenges that address limiting psychological patterns, aiming to heal early hurts that support habitual defenses, and open up space for higher states of being.
Contemplative Spiritual Practices and Mindfulness
Contemplative Spiritual Practices and Mindfulness, transformative spiritual formation practices, like centering prayer, Lectio Divina, meditation, silence, stillness, and solitude—inviting the presence, power, and peace of God into the rhythm and practices of daily living.
Somatic Awareness: Your Body Keeps the Score
Somatic Awareness, postural and movement evaluation, communication and guidance through touch and words, and the patterning of new movement choices and practices that activate the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest).
Positive Psychology Tools
Positive Psychology, a branch of psychology focused on the character strengths and behaviors that allow individuals to build a life of meaning and purpose—to move beyond surviving to flourishing.
Grounded in Grace with Janell

Important Downloads

Download Heartlift Practice Resources
Download Heartlift Practice Brochure
Download Heartlift Practice Confidentiality Agreement
*Download Non-Violent Communication Phrases
Download the Feelings Chart for AFT/TRMT

Listen to Janell's interview with Rachael K. Adams

In this worthy conversation with Podcast Host,
Rachael K. Adams, on The Love Offering Podcast,
Janell shares “the why” behind
the intensive model of The Heartlift Practice. Her intensive model is trauma-informed, family-centric,
attachment-focused,
and faith-based. Is this practice right for you?
Are you looking for an inventive, creative, and
unconventional way to become emotionally healthy?
Listen here: The Love Offering Podcast
Become a Certified Practioner of AFT

Qualifications & Training

Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling (Marriage and Family Specialization)

  • Board Certification in Advanced Christian Life Coaching (Marriage and Family Specialization)
  • Practitioner Certification in Aroma Freedom Technique with Dr. Benjamin Perkus
  • MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) Training with Brown University
  • Certification in Dynamic Attachment Re-Patterning with Diane Poole Heller
  • Continuing Studies with Chestnut Paes Professional Development in the Enneagram.
  • Member and Continuing Studies with American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
  • As an adjunct professor, author of three books + multiple articles, and thought leader in faith + mental health integration, I consider it my job to be a continual learner, active listener, & researcher in order to stay abreast and attuned of modalities, treatments, and practical methods that both enhance and empower the well-being of my clients and their families.
  • As podcast host of “Today’s Heartlift with Janell,” I am privileged to interview thought leaders and prolific authors on the subject of faith + mental health. This platform requires hours of research and study and enlarges my capacity to serve as a helping professional hundred-fold.
Listen to the Podcast Series, "Safe and Secure Homes" on Spotify
In response to clients needing “FIRST STEPS” in bringing calm into the chaos of their family systems, Janell created “Safe & Secure Homes,” a series of podcast episodes dedicated to creating a firm foundation of emotional, mental, and spiritual health inside the hallways of our homes.
The present pain of your heartrift begs the questions, “What just happened?” and “Why is this happening?” The very first step in becoming “WHOLE,” is to welcome God into the whys. Somehow, His gentle presence softens the blow of hurtful words and negative narratives. Here in Phase 1, we learn that “above all else,” we must guard our heart because it influences absolutely everything in our lives (Proverbs 4:23).
The past fault lines—your past hurts—ache to understand, “Where did all this pain come from?” Healing happens in layers. Phase 2 examines, processes and makes meaning of these oft-confounding layers, known in The Heartlift Method as your “History of Hurts.” As you work through your “heartsift” and ultimately, the life-changing “heartshift”—your heart will awaken to truth. This truth leads to true freedom.
Our future freedom depends on how we answer one question, “Will I ever trust again?” In this third phase, you will look at the words within the five-letter word, trust, and learn all about the three-fold cord of trusting in God: God is trustworthy, God is dependable, and God is safe. By God’s grace and the hard work of Phase 3, the power of your heartlift comes and helps you re-author your story.

Kelly

“I really cannot say enough about Janell and how much she has helped our family. She has met with each of us individually and collectively as a family. She has given us the tools to tackle some very deep-rooted issues in our family lineage and helped us navigate a ‘new manual’ for our family. She continues to be a source of constant help and support to both me & my family. Countless times I’ve wanted to quit. Healing wounds of the past can seem impossible, but Janell kept calling back to me. She never gave up on me or my family. I highly recommend her to any family. She won’t like me adding this, but I’m doing it anyway. I always say to myself, ‘Everybody needs a Janell.'”

Anonymous

“Last year, I faced severe trauma. I was led to a small display with books and devotionals, cute calendars and such. The cover of your book caught my eye. Without digging deeper, I hastily brought it to the checkout counter. I started to read. The words were just words. It sat for a year on a shelf tucked away. Fast forward to this month. Not by coincidence shortly after a new traumatic experience in a close relationship, I dug your book out. The words were no longer words. I had an amazing connection with God as I sat in my waiting room. He spoke to me and I felt such comfort. I didn’t want to leave. Tomorrow I will finish the last chapter, Smile at Your Future. I’m already smiling. You have given me some incredible tools to overcome my heartaches. I felt like you were there sitting with me, encouraging me every step of the way.”

Fill out the info below, and I'll send you a link to download the PDF interactive guide, "Why Am I So Angry?" I believe that if you put in the hard work + intentional application of these principles + spiritual fortitude into this healing practice, you will move into a far more meaningful life.

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