Janelle James, LPC, LMHC

(she, her)
Preferred Name: Janelle

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

Hi, I'm Janelle! As a licensed counselor and consultant, I have gained a wide variety of experience from working in addiction recovery and post-incarceration facilities to working in a private practice. My innate skills of building rapport and trust help people to feel at ease which is conducive to learning, healing, and growing. In addition to my extensive life and career experience, I am trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I believe people can be empowered and equipped to live life fully, despite their experiences of anxiety and depression. I am gifted and skilled at transitioning people from suffering to healing and from resistance to acceptance by demonstrating compassion, honor, and respect in each and every interaction.

Education & Experience

MA of Counseling from Spring Arbor University, 2008 Trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Certified in EMDR 8 years as Counselor and then Director of Counseling at the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, Recovery Program, MI 1 year as Counselor at KPEP (Kalamazoo Probation Enhancement Program), MI 13+ years as Counselor in Private Practice at the Christian Counseling Center of Battle Creek (CCCBC), MI Owner of TransitionWell Counseling & Consulting, LLC providing telehealth therapy to MI, FL, LA

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

EMDR International Association Michigan Mental Health Counseling Association Florida Mental Health Counselors Association

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • First Responders
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealth