Care Planning Associates Janet L. Howes, LMSW-C/M, ACSW

Are you looking for resources and tools to help cope with troubles that have cropped up in your life or in someone you love, such as:

These problems are stressful, and you may be experiencing feelings of anxiety, sadness, anger, or frustration. When these feelings start interfering with your life, it's time to take care of yourself.

The good news is that these are perfectly appropriate topics to work on in therapy. Research and experience tell us that people can get better, and that therapy is a good investment in one's self.

Finding the right therapist can be almost as stressful as the original problem. There are many choices, and gathering information can be difficult. I hope that this site will provide the information you need to determine whether my services might be an appropriate fit for you.

As a clinical social worker, I spend some time carefully understanding the problems that you want to address, and then concentrate on your strengths to offer proven methods helping improve the way you manage your situation as well as offer resources to assist you and others you are concerned with. I offer my experience, share researched techniques, and provide a safe environment to experiment with focusing your strengths on problems in new ways.

I work primarily with adults and couples in treating depression, anxiety, health and emotional symptoms accompanying stress, anger, and grief. I see people who struggle with challenging life transitions such as relationship difficulties, divorce, loss, illness, and crises of personal growth. I assist adult children with helping older relatives facing issues of poor health, dementia-related conditions, and transitional living experiences. People of all races, cultures, religions, and orientations are welcome in my practice.

Visiting my website is a great first step toward improving your life satisfaction. The next step is even more important.

Contact me for questions about counseling, insurance, and more information.