Who doesn’t want to be in a safe and intimate relationship? Yet, often times we deny who we are in order to be accepted, betraying ourselves. And at other times, we hide behind masks and barriers cutting off our ability to engage in deep connection and closeness.
My training as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Relationship Coach focuses on preparing my clients for healthy and happy loving relationships and marriage. I support them to increase self-awareness, shift to empowering attitudes and behaviors and to align their choices with their goals. My skills are drawn from theories for mental, emotional, relational and spiritual change, providing the ground work to assist my clients to release and move past fear and limitations that are getting in the way of their fulfillment. Understanding intimacy is essential to the development of a healthy relationship. I invite you to view my "Talk On Intimacy - For Divorce Connection Network" and listen to my "Improving Intimacy Podcast".
I offer a customized program for couples tailored to their specific needs as well as to grow in love, intimacy and understanding, in other words, to recharge the love that brought them together. I assist singles in healing from past relationships, break unfulfilling cycles of attraction and to prepare to attract the love of their life. In divorce recovery I help to stabilize and heal promoting a quicker path to healthy living. I equip my clients with effective communication and conflict resolutions skills as well as intimacy building skills for greater success in your personal and professional life.
My passion to help create intimate, life-long fulfilling marriages led me to earn a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling from Nyack College, NY where it combined psychological and spiritual theories to understanding humanity. Intimate relationships, although conflictive at times, are nature’s path to healing, personal growth and happiness. In many ways it’s a reflection of the love or union God intends to have with us--a union where it’s safe to know and be known, love that transcends the individual, calling forth inner strength, purpose and vitality.
Nothing excites me more than to support my clients to move towards a rewarding life centered on freedom to love, ability to connect deeply and to live authentically.
We came to Jianny one year ago in complete crisis mode! My husband was not initially even willing to talk to anyone because it seemed pointless to him! … Well, after about a month into seeing Jianny, my husband agreed to join us on a session! … It is now one year later and I can honestly say [we] have [our] life back! This was no easy feat, but through the help of Jianny, the exercises we did as a couple and her ability to make us interact in a way we never knew, we found the spark that brought us together almost 10 years ago.
Jianny is a "shoot straight from the hip" [professional]…She told us what we needed to hear! It was not always easy to face the truth at times and take ownership of the issues, but through this understanding and through communication, we have become a husband and a wife again…What is important is the guidance, the support and the direction Jianny provided us with to move past issues and find "US" again!
I believe wholeheartedly that if it were not for Jianny, [we] would be in a much different place right now… It's not always easy to ask for help and admit you are not perfect! It's not easy to let your guard down to a total stranger! I smile everyday knowing I made that initial call…because that stranger became our friend and our confidante and we will always be indebted to her!
I am so grateful that Jianny’s been in my life. I’ve grown and learned so much. Jianny helped me to assess the areas of my life that worked and did not work for me. I couldn’t express my feelings, and in turn, had a temper issue which claimed my marriage. She’s worked with me to teach me how to recognize what I’m really feeling and express myself honestly.
I’ve sat in sessions with her, when I was just so angry, frustrated and lost. We identified what was causing my feelings, realized how I could deal with these issues and move on, without an angry explosion. As time has gone on, I’ve been able to realize when these [triggering] situations arise, and deal with them before they bother me for days on end.
Working with Jianny has truly been a blessing for me. As a single guy, I would recommend working with her to anyone I know. I’ve truly learned to love my neighbor as well as myself and am confident in my ability to love.
|Main Specialty||Communication Problems|
Dating/Being Single Support
|Credentials||LMHC, LPC, MA, NCC|
|Time in Practice||6-10 years|
|I practice in||Multiple states/provinces, please inquire|
|Additional Expertise||Marriage/Couples Counselor|
|I offer my services||At my office|
|I am fluent in||English|
|Licence information||Expiration 3/31/15|