Let’s journey together.

As a board-certified life coach and non-licensed, trauma-informed therapist, I specialize in mental, emotional and relational health—particularly focusing on families in need of finding the emotional good bones of their family legacy in order to restore, repair, and rebuild (Isaiah 61:4).

Watch this interview with Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Benjamin Perkus, Creator of Aroma Freedom Technique.

How Therapy Works

The healing process involves significant work in attachment, memory reconsolidation (clearing negative narratives and feedback loops), childhood trauma, embodiment, cognitive reframing, emotion reparation, making meaning and sense of one’s individual and family history, and establishing healthy behavior practices and communication skills.

Your healing journey involves implementing these useful tools:

The Heartlift Method

The Hearlift Method, a synergistic model combining highly strategic principles and practices of counseling, life coaching, and spiritual direction. A three-fold cognitive and emotional healing process that involves reflecting, reframing, and re-authoring your History of Hurts into a Vision of Victory. This model is outlined in Overcoming Hurtful Words: Rewrite Your Story.

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Aroma Freedom Technique
Aroma Freedom Technique, a revolutionary healing modality developed by Dr. Benjamin Perkus in collaboration with Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. This process involves memory reconsolidation, neuroplasticity, and strategic intentionality.

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Enneagram Assessment and Personal Development
Enneagram Assessment and Personal Development, a supportive path of self-observation and developmental challenges that address limiting psychological patterns, aiming to heal early hurts that support habitual defenses, and open up space for higher states of being.
Contemplative Spiritual Practices and Mindfulness
Contemplative Spiritual Practices and Mindfulness, transformative spiritual formation practices, like centering prayer, Lectio Divina, meditation, silence, stillness, and solitude—inviting the presence, power, and peace of God into the rhythm and practices of daily living.
Somatic Awareness
Somatic Awareness, postural and movement evaluation, communication and guidance through touch and words, and the patterning of new movement choices and practices that activate the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest).
Positive Psychology
Positive Psychology, a branch of psychology focused on the character strengths and behaviors that allow individuals to build a life of meaning and purpose—to move beyond surviving to flourishing.

Important Downloads

Download Heartlift Practice Resources
Download Heartlift Practice Brochure
Download Heartlift Practice Confidentiality Agreement
Download Non-Violent Communication Phraseis
Download the Feelings Chart for AFT/TRMT


I hold a master’s in human services counseling (Marriage and Family Specialization), Board Certification in Advanced Christian Life Coaching (Marriage and Family Specialization), Practitioner Certification in Aroma Freedom Technique, MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) Training with Brown University, Certification in Dynamic Attachment Re-Patterning with Diane Poole Heller and in certification process with Chestnut Paes Professional Development in the Enneagram. As an author, I consider it my job to be a continual learner and novice researcher in order to stay abreast and attuned of modalities, treatments, and practical methods that both enhance and empower the well-being of my clients and their families.


“I really cannot say enough about Janell and how much she has helped our family. She has met with each of us individually and collectively as a family. She has given us the tools to tackle some very deep- rooted issues and helped us navigate a ‘new manual’ for our family. She continues to be a source of constant help and support to us. I highly recommend her to any family.”


“Last year, I faced severe trauma. I was led to a small display with books and devotionals, cute calendars and such. The cover of your book caught my eye. Without digging deeper, I hastily brought it to the checkout counter. I started to read. The words were just words. It sat for a year on a shelf tucked away. Fast forward to this month. Not by coincidence shortly after a new traumatic experience in a close relationship, I dug your book out. The words were no longer words. I had an amazing connection with God as I sat in my waiting room. He spoke to me and I felt such comfort. I didn’t want to leave. Tomorrow I will finish the last chapter, Smile at Your Future. I’m already smiling. You have given me some incredible tools to overcome my heartaches. I felt like you were there sitting with me, encouraging me every step of the way.”

Fill out the info below, and I'll send you a link to download the PDF interactive guide, "Why Am I So Angry?" I believe that if you put in the hard work + intentional application of these principles + spiritual fortitude into this healing practice, you will move into a far more meaningful life.

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