Janna M. Frelich, MT-BC/NMT, LMHC

Janna M. Frelich

Janna M. Frelich, MT-BC/NMT, LMHC

Works with

Adults up to 64, Adolescents, Children ages 5+

Therapy Approach

My toolbox includes dramatherapy concepts, dream analysis, expressive writing and visual art, music therapy, narrative therapy, parts analysis, poetry writing, mindfulness and relaxation (through breathwork, guided imagery, and movement), play therapy, positivity, sand tray with objects, and more.  I also use concepts from cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. The singing voice, guitar, harp, kalimba, keyboard, singing bowls and chimes, and a host of handheld percussion are all available in my sessions. I use these tools not in a strict way, but by being open to what is needed in the moment, working with the client creatively to build a supportive, nurturing therapeutic relationship.

Specialties

  • anxiety and depression
  • ADHD
  • life transitions
  • career changes and workplace trauma
  • school/college issues
  • entering marriage or going through divorce
  • becoming a parent
  • grief and loss
  • performance anxiety/perfectionism
  • sexual/gender identity
  • PTSD/trauma

Get to Know

A lifelong musician and artist, I am an expressive therapist and board-certified music therapist with over six years’ experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in varied clinical and community settings. After a career in environmental health research, I completed my masters in Expressive Therapy at Lesley University and passed the board exam for music therapy in 2014. My practice is trauma-informed and incorporates existential philosophy, feminist/humanist and person-centered thinking, validation, and the importance of the personal narrative to heal. In my career, I have helped those coping with chronic mental illness, with chronic pain, in recovery from addictions and impulsive behaviors, with those hoping to find betters tools for their ADHD, anxiety, and depression, and with those in recovery from violent or workplace trauma. As well, my experience as a peer breastfeeding counselor and various trainings in birth and post-partum support inform my ability to help parents cope with pregnancy, birth, the post-partum period, and the lifelong process of raising children with a positive child-centered approach.

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