Janell McGruder, LCPC, LMHC, MSEd

(She, Her, Hers)

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Trainer

About Me

I’m a therapist that is focused on assisting individuals with believing that healing is possible. I come from the view that everyone is deserving of living a life that aligns with who they truly are, not what traumatic experiences have caused them to be. I feel that EMDR is beneficial to all and provide services from an EMDR approach.

Education & Experience

I’m a Certified EMDR Therapist and have seen the impact it can have on individuals. I love telling people that originally, I was VERY hesitant about even learning about EMDR, but once I saw how it helps I was hooked. I didn’t just get trained in it, I did the extra work to get certified in it. I’m fully licensed in the State of Illinois and Iowa.

Specialty Area

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Expats
  • Group
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • UnitedHealth