Justina Janda, MA, NCC, LCMHCA
Board Certified in:
General Counseling Practice
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Expressive Arts Therapy
My decision to be a therapist was born from a lifelong passion for psychology, a search for wisdom and truth, and a desire to be of service. Life experience has taught me that it is possible to create the life you want to live and that growth and change are a never-ending adventure. Like a tree that always grows towards the sun despite many obstacles, everyone carries within them innate wisdom and an urge towards growth, healing, and change. There is always hope. Since change can at first sound scary, it is easier to tap into this potential when you are in a safe, nonjudgmental space. I’m here to create the space where you feel comfortable enough to start your inner adventure of discovery and growth.
I am a graduate of Appalachian State University with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy. I completed my clinical internship at the Lees-McRae College Counseling Center. As a therapist, I have a humanistic, person-centered orientation. I view the individual holistically, meaning that I believe your mental health, physical health, and spiritual health are all important. We will take into account all the unique aspects of your life when exploring your situation. Often I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness, which can help us to see how our thought and behavior patterns may be influencing our lives. If you are interested, we can incorporate Expressive Arts Therapy into our sessions, which may include expressing yourself through visual arts, movement, music, writing, dream work or natural materials https://www.psychotherapy.net/article/expressive-art-therapy. My areas of interest and experience include: depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, sexual abuse, grief, and spiritual issues.
In my free time I enjoy dancing, hiking, yoga, gardening, reading, and meditation.
Re-examine all that
you have been told... dismiss that which insults your soul. Walt Whitman
"Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." Jung
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. Victor Frankl