Janet (Jan) Finch, LCSW, Ph.D. has been in the social services profession for the past 50 years. She is retired from the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work as Associate Professor in Practice and is currently an adjunct professor. Prior to her work at the University, she has been a Social Work Clinician, Administrator, and Supervisor in nonprofit agencies, focusing her work on disabilities, and trauma informed practice with children and adults. She currently has a private practice, assisted by her certified therapy dogs, Allie and Gia. Dr. Finch is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Supervisor for the past 20 years, and actively supervises LMSW’s for the private practice credential (LCSW). Dr. Finch provides community leadership and support in mental health and is a public speaker on trauma, mental health, and ethics. She does many hours of volunteer work with her two hardworking therapy dogs, Allie and Gia. She is certified with an Intermediate Trauma Certificate and in TF-CBT. Additionally, she does couples, family, and individual counseling to include ages 2 to 99+. She is pursuing certification in Autism services. She has years of experience working with depression, anxiety, IDD, DID, and grief support. She is a Stephen Minster and does Christian Counseling.
AREAS OF SPECIALTY:
Children, Families, Anxiety, Depression, Academic Underachievement, Adoption, Alcohol Abuse, Alzheimer's, Anger Managment, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety or Fears, Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Autism, Behavioral Issues, Borderline Personality, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Pain or Illness, Chronic Relapse, Coping Skills, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Infertility, Internet Addiction, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Loss or Grief, Mental Retardation, Narcissistic Personality, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationship, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sex therapy, Sexual abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sleep or Insomnia, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Testing and Evaluation, Trauma and PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Video Game Addiction, Weight Loss
THEORIES OF COUNSELING:
Art Therapy, Attachment-based, Client-Centered, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, Dialectical (DBT), Emotionally Focused, Expressive Arts, Family Systems, Jungian, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Play Therapy, Sand Play, Soultion Focused Brief (SFBT), Trauma Focused
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