Professional Training and Background
Janda Grigsby holds a Master of Counseling from Corban University (2014). As a graduate student, she completed a year-long internship with the Pastoral Counseling Center in Corvallis and held a 7-month internship with the Corban University Counseling Center.
Janda has experience working with children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with anger issues, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, childhood traumas, stage of life difficulties, career issues and relationship conflicts. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in applied psychology at the Oregon Institute of Technology (2007). Her major coursework included counseling theories, crisis counseling, and family therapy, career counseling and counseling across the lifespan, and ethics, diagnosis, and treatment planning, and Theology I, II and III. She worked professionally as a Children and Adolescent Treatment Specialist with children and adolescents, ages 5-17, in a private non-profit organization providing services to those with mental illnesses.
Janda’s counseling philosophy uses an attachment, developmental and person-centered approach to therapy. She believes that human beings were created to have attachments to one another, and that good attachments foster well-being. By integrating counseling with development, she begins to understand each client’s unique way of knowing the world and making meaning of his or her life experiences. She believes people are resourceful, capable of self-understanding, and able to make the changes they desire. By building a relationship based on congruence, unconditional positive regard, and empathetic understanding, Janda works to create an environment where her clients can work towards growth and change.
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