Professional Disclosure Statement
Janis Crawford, PhD, LPC, ACS       
I provide psychotherapy services through Wise Counsel & Comfort at 3954 N. Williams Ave. Portland, OR 97227
Degrees, Credentials and Licenses
BA Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI – Major:  Psychology, Minor:  Philosophy
MA Psychology, Michigan School of Professional Psychology, Farmington, MI – Humanistic Clinical Psychology
Ph.D. Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpentaria, CA – Emphasis in Psychotherapy
Oregon Licensed Professional Counselor #C2629 and NBCC/NCC:  National Certified Counselor
Approved Clinical Supervisor:  Center for Credentialing & Education, Inc. ACS01047
General Areas of Competence in Mental Health Practice
I have specialized training and experience in the areas of addictions, anti-social orientation and deviance, depression and anxiety, relationship problems, and trauma.
Model or Approach and the Therapeutic Relationship
My approach to therapy is from a depth psychological perspective.  As a therapist, my role is to guide clients toward self-awareness of their strengths and challenges to self-healing.  I use reflective listening to encourage client analysis of relationship transference, dreams, and active imagination to challenge unproductive patterns of thinking and feeling, and to develop self-efficacy.  The client and therapist collaborate together to recognize meaningful connections between personal and collective realms of the psyche, which guide goal development and planned termination of the therapeutic episode. It is not uncommon that clients feel worse before they feel better during the course of treatment.  Often when a client thinks about quitting therapy it is a crucial time to continue; negative feelings are inevitable during a process of transformation.  Mutually planned termination of therapy is a measure of commitment to self-exploration and discovery of individual human potential.
Training and Experience in Counseling and Psychotherapy
1997-2000 As an intern psychologist I provided individual therapy for adolescent and adult clients with various problems including depression, anxiety and psychosis.  I administered and interpreted both standardized and projective psychological testing instruments and conducted structured and informal interviews with child and adolescent victims and perpetrators of psychological and physical abuse for expert witness testimonies.  1998-2001 I facilitated individual therapy, didactic and interactive cognitive-behavioral group therapy and provided evaluation and counseling with inmates and their families.  2001-2005 I developed and implemented the Treatment of Addiction and Criminal Thinking (TACT) Program to service all correctional facilities in the state of Wyoming with substance abuse evaluation, cognitive behavioral therapy, and rational-emotive therapy.  During this period I led case consultations and facilitated cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic group therapy with groups of up to 15 inmates for 3-6 months at a time.  2005-2010 I received experiential training in the therapeutic community model and in motivational interviewing.  I facilitated therapeutic meetings and peer-led treatment groups as I maintained full caseloads in both female and male adult offender clients. 2010-2015 I was employed as Clinical Supervisor of the Providence Portland Chemical Dependency Stabilization Unit in Portland, Oregon.  My position at Providence offered opportunities to interact with clients, including motivational interventions, milieu and conflict management, and demonstrating group facilitation techniques to counseling staff. 2011-2016 I received training in depth psychotherapy at Pacifica Graduate Institute.  I completed all course work including case formulation and presentation.  My training includes both Freudian and Jungian theories and I am partial to Jungian Analysis.
Emergency Contact:  My office phone is 541-241-8145.  Please leave messages on this confidential line.  Texting is not confidential.  I can also be reached by NON CONFIDENTIAL e-mail, spiritlifewisdom@hotmail.com
Fees:  My fee is $120 per hour.  This rate will be charged for no-show appointments.  I require 24 hours advanced notice for cancellation of an appointment at no charge. I do not bill insurance, but will provide a super bill for insurance reimbursement.  If you do not have insurance, a financial aid application is available.
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