Hello there. I’m Janet, a former business executive, enjoying my second career as a Marriage & Family Therapy Associate in Greensboro, NC. I am a native North Carolinian and the mother of two wonderful adult children, married and living their lives pursuing their passions. I love working with my clients and drawing on my own life experience to help them create their own best life. A widowed empty-nester, I love to travel and enjoy this time in my life creating new blessings and adventures. It is such a joy to be following a life-long calling to make a difference in the lives of others.
After almost 30 years as a CPA working for various closely held family businesses and local CPA firms, I decided to return to graduate school to follow a lifelong call to become a therapist and received my MA in Marriage & Family Therapy from Pfeiffer University in 2018. I believe I bring to my work insight gained from my own life experiences that have allowed me to live with purpose and joy. It would be an honor and blessing to walk with you to create your own best life!
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist and I have experience in working with individuals, couples and families to achieve wellness and balance within the family unit. I help clients develop insight into their emotional well-being and to improve the coping skills they need to face life's challenges. My goal is to provide compassionate, quality care and assist individuals, couples, and families in reaching their highest potential by optimizing their relationships with others and more importantly, with themselves.I utilize various therapy models to address issues that cause client’s distress personally, in relationships, and impede wellness.
Even if you have a desire to grow as individual, sometimes in can be difficult to figure out who
you are and who you want to be. You may experience stress that seems unmanageable.
Sometimes you just need the support to begin the growth process and therapy can provide that
support and help you gain insight and clarity giving you confidence to move in a new and more
fulfilling direction. Individual therapy can also be an important component of dealing with
depression, loss, anxiety, relationship issues/conflicts, stress, low self-esteem, codependency, life transitions, grief/loss, and personal growth. Individual therapy helps you develop insight into your emotional well-being and to improve the coping skills needed to face life's challenges. Now is the time to begin to start making the changes that lead to your healing and growth.
I know it takes courage to start making those important changes in your life. As your therapist I am honored to walk alongside you to navigate the changes you desire.
The goal of relationship therapy is to improve communication, solve conflicts and to help you
understand and navigate those important relationships in your life that are not as close and
meaningful as you would like. Those important relationships can include an intimate partner, but
may also be relationships with other family members, including blended families. Those
relationships can be complicated, and therapy can be an important part of helping you create
better functioning and more fulfilling relationships. We are wired for connection, but sometimes
in our relationships we experience distress that can lead to a sense of disconnection with the
important people in our lives. Relationship therapy helps you relate to the special people in your life more effectively and rebuild your connection.
Life is hard and change is an inevitable part of life. Sometimes, you don’t have the skills and
perceptions to navigate periods of transition in your life. Over the course of a lifetime, a person
can expect to experience a significant amount of change. Some life transitions can be exciting
and positive. Sometimes you just need to gain insight and clarity about a career path or making a
career change and therapy can be an important tool in navigating those decisions. Some
transitions, such as relocating, retirement, or entering the “empty nest” phase of life may cause
significant stress. Loss can be one of the most difficult transitions in our lives. The loss of a
someone close requiring you to create a “new normal” can be especially difficult. Therapy can be
an important part of navigating those life transitions that can be challenging.
Addiction and Recovery
Does life constantly lead you in many directions leaving you uncertain of which way to go? Does everyone, including yourself, expect you to have it all together? We are our life experiences and we carry a specific set of issues secondary to the not so good things that have happened to us. It is okay that these issues manifest themselves in trauma, moodiness, emotional turmoil and the inability to create stable relationships without conflict. Everyone struggles at times. You might face challenging life circumstances, or maybe you are having trouble coping with painful emotions or painful relationships. You do not have to face life's challenges alone. I offer therapy for adults, couples, parents, and teens who are struggling with difficult situations or changes in emotions. My sessions are perfect for anyone neglecting their own emotional wellness needs for the sake of others, feeling incomplete, defeated or unaccomplished. I am blessed to work with individuals, couples and families trying to understand their situations while pursuing realistic solutions towards emotional wellness. My clients are given the opportunity to reach their goals creating a more fulfilling life.
As a therapist, it is my passion to join you on your journey to greater well-being. My mission is to empower you with the skills, self-knowledge and confidence to heal, grow and develop a lasting sense of wellness in relation to yourself and others. I specialize in fostering healthy attachment in relationships by enabling people to respond to one another with empathy and compassion. I can help you understand the underlying issues and interpersonal dynamics in your relationship(s) and guide you in making constructive changes that promote intimacy and connection. Forming a trusting and supportive relationship with clients is essential to my practice.
I strive to make my clients feel heard, understood, supported and valued. In our sessions, I want you to feel you are safe and that you can trust me. I utilize evidence-based therapeutic models that incorporate empathy, authenticity, mindfulness and a positive client-therapist relationship. I adapt my approach based on your needs. I primarily use techniques from emotionally focused therapy (EFT), which helps people develop a greater sense of security and well-being in their attachment to one another. I strive to help couples and families develop a lasting sense of connection, restore intimacy and closeness, resolve conflict, and recover from relationship crises, such as infidelity, separation, and other major life changes. But I also utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution focused brief therapy (SFBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) as well. I consider all factors that are unique to your distress and impacting you and your loved one(s).
To learn more about the therapy services offered by Janet Farrell, MA, LMFTA, please use the contact form below or call me at (336) 303-0852. I offer a free 30-minute phone consultation, to answer any questions you have about me and how therapy may assist you in your needs.
If you receive my voicemail, please leave me a message with a good time to reach you. I will personally return your call Monday-Friday within 24 to 48 hours.
Please be aware that email and text messaging are not secure, confidential mediums of communication; third parties may intercept, view and store your confidential information. In addition, messages may not be received or responded to promptly. No emergency evaluation, treatment recommendations or other professional advice are provided via email.
Initial Intake Session - $130 for a 55-minute session, $195 for 1 90-minute session
Subsequent Sessions - $110 for a 55-minute session, $165 for a 90-minute session
Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan.
Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
Do I have out-of-network benefits?
What is my deductible, and has it been met?
How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?
*Please note that I am not in network on any insurance plans, although out of network
reimbursement is often possible. It is the client’s responsibility to check with their insurance
company. I will then give you the paperwork to request reimbursement.
- Andrew & Emily
To schedule an individual, couples, or family therapy session, please fill out the contact form below or give me a call at 336-303-0852.
I am committed to your privacy. Please do not include any personal or confidential information regarding your health condition on this form, this is for general information only.