Brandi Janisch, MA, LCPC, Clinical Therapist
Brandi Janisch is a licensed psychotherapist who holds a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has worked as a therapist in private practice, hospital, emergency room and school settings over the last 12 years where she's had the privilege to work with numerous adults, adolescents, children, couples and families.
Brandi has extensive expertise in working with couples and families experiencing relationship difficulties such as divorce, change of life events, or simply those needing to fine tune their communication skills in order to achieve a happy and healthy relationship and family life.
Brandi has a sincere passion for working with children, adolescents as well as their parents. She has taught and facilitated parent education courses around the Chicagoland area and is skilled in helping parents work through challenges in order to effectively parent their own unique child. In her work with children, Brandi utilizes art and play therapy during sessions and finds this a productive method that makes the greatest impact with her younger clients.
Brandi specializes in treating women experiencing perinatal mood disorders. She believes all women should feel empowered and supported, most especially during times of transition and change. The journey to motherhood is typically filled with joy and excitement, but with that can also come stress. Brandi is skilled at helping her clients emotionally prepare for their pregnancy and delivery, make the adjustment to motherhood as well as treating mothers experiencing Postpartum Depression. She has done extensive research on treating PTSD resulting from birth trauma and utilizes Trauma-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapies to help mothers who have experienced trauma during their birth experience.
Brandi is a professional member of Postpartum Support International and serves as an advocate and support group facilitator within her community. Brandi believes learning is lifelong. She has completed additional coursework through Birthing From Within and is excited to incorporate Birth Art and Birth Story Listening into appropriate sessions with mothers and their partners.
In general, Brandi takes a strength focused approach to therapy and uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy strategies with her clients. Most clients find this style of therapy to be one focused on exploring creative solutions that drive real and lasting change.