Janet Mitchell, LCSW
Yield to Build, PLLC
Adults, Adolescents and Children (age 8+): Anxiety, Christian/Spiritual Counseling, Depression, Marriage/Couples, Motivation, Overcoming Unexpected Life Trauma, Pornography Addiction, Positive Parenting, Premarital, Self-Esteem
Janet graduated from Utah State University with a Master of Social Work. She received a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Brigham Young University in 1980.
Janet has extensive experience with an array of populations including adults with severe and persistent mental illness and high risk grade school children and their parents. She also has extensive experience working with teens and youth. Janet has worked with the Department of Child and Family Services in sexual abuse, adoption and home preservation. She has also worked in hospital psychiatric care and on emergency room crisis units.
Janet treats clients age 8 and older. Her areas of specialty include individuals, family and relationship building, parenting skills, positive psychology, stress management, self-confidence, life coaching and Christian/spiritual counseling. She also works with marriage therapy, pornography addiction, motivation, depression, anxiety.
I love to swim in rivers, hike in mountains, and eat fresh garden/orchard vegetables and fruits. I love tennis, chess, teaching, writing, creating, reading and learning. I love people. I love my work. I love the piano. I love my family!! I love ice cream!
Here are a few fun facts: If you spend 30 minutes a day reading (about 20 pages at the rate of 1.5 minutes per page), in one year's time you will have read 7,300 pages! That's a nice stack of knowledge! And, did you know that working briefly on your marriage every day will do more for your health and longevity than working out at a health club? (From "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work" by John M. Gottman, Ph.D.)
Janet accepts self pay and clergy-assisted payment, along with the following insurances: • Blue Cross Blue Shield • DMBA • EMI • Health Utah • PEHP • Select Health (Care, Choice, Med plans)
Constructing, or reconstructing, a life--one of joy that is filled with a peace 'which passeth all understanding' (Philippians 4:6)--is a process of learning, then doing. This can be a very exciting, oxytocin-raising journey. Helen Keller is one of my heroes. She said, 'Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all,' and, 'The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.' Helen Keller, a person born with incredible barriers, used her agency to create a productive and influential life that has impacted millions. She was tutored by a teacher who had passion, vision and the ability to set boundaries and expectations. Annie Sullivan was a teacher who had struggled with hardship herself, but had undying hope in the capability of a human life.
My approach to therapy encompasses aiding individuals to discover and develop their own full human potential, to embrace their 'difficulties as opportunities,' rather than their 'opportunities as difficulties' (Winston Churchill) and to establish purpose and personal identity. The client will be introduced to tools that will empower them to create and build the life that they dream of and desire. The tools are designed using time-tested principles that exceed validity and reliability standards of evidence-based practice. Healing from emotional or mental trauma and maintaining good health require energy and work. Expectations must be clear and accountability consistent. While the work may, at times, be difficult and demanding, it will also be extremely rewarding, and even fun. As progress takes place and expectations are met, the results will be amazing. The success of the client will be 80% of the client's responsibility. The success of the therapist will be 80% of the therapist's responsibility.