Janice Priess, M.A.

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Personal Bio

 

Training

Janice received a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Providence Theological Seminary and has more than 9 years counselling experience in Winnipeg.  She also holds a BA with a major in Psychology and a minor in Religion from the University of Manitoba, and a BTh from Canadian Mennonite Bible College (now part of Canadian Mennonite University).

 

Since graduation, Janice has maintained her training and education through attending courses and workshops on subjects such as suicide intervention, medications for mental disorders, group counselling, anger management, domestic violence, and adolescents and violence, to name a few.

 

Janice teaches suicide intervention skills through the ASIST and Suicide Talk programs and works as an adjunct professor in Counselling Psychology at Providence Seminary, teaching in the areas of Ethics and legal Issues, Crisis and Trauma, Counselling Theories, and Practicum.

 

Experience

Janice has worked as an independent counsellor through Elim Chapel (Winnipeg) since 2003.  In her private practice, she has worked with adults and adolescents, individuals and couples, in all areas of personal and relationship struggles.  Many of her clients have dealt with and found freedom from depression, anxiety, past and current abuse, eating disorders, and self-harm. 

 

Counselling Approach

Janice’s approach with her clients is to both address the underlying issues of current problems, whether those issues began only recently or have been there since childhood, and to help her clients learn and develop new and productive ways of living.  Her perspective is that change happens not only through talking about life’s stresses and problems, but also through taking a “leap of faith” to change ways of thinking and behaving. 

 

Counselling is successful when a client is empowered to move forward in life, making the best possible choices for themselves and their family.  Depending on the nature of a client’s life issue, this counselling process may be brief, requiring only a few sessions to help a client find their direction, or it may take longer, particularly if life issues are deep-seated and have been affecting the client’s life for many years.

 

Professional Association

Janice is an Associate member in good standing of the Professional Association of Canadian Christian Counsellors.

 

Personal

Janice is married with 2 step-daughters.  She finds her own balance and fulfillment through her family and friends, her faith, and creative hobbies such as dance.

 

Janice is available for daytime and evening appointments. 

To discuss your counselling needs or to make an appointment, contact Janice at (204) 295-8157 or by email at elim_counselling@yahoo.ca.


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Winnipeg MB