Janet G. Burr
MS, LPC, CPCS
Janet G. Burr
MS, LPC, CPCS
I am so grateful you're here. My name is Janet Burr and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS). I've been working in this field for over 10 years and have a heart for helping people through life's challenges. I have found that, when we learn to give ourselves grace, things change. . . . Life feels lighter and we feel more capable of moving through it. That's what Grace Counseling is. A Place to lighten your load, refocus, and shift your gaze on something brighter. You deserve it and it's possible!
"Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart. Be the one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them."
- Marvin J. Ashton
My Experience . . .
I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kennesaw State University and my Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Brenau University. My clinical experience has included working with children, teens and adults in a variety of settings providing individual, couples, family and group counseling; treatment intervention; and psychological testing. I am the former Oncology counselor at Kennestone Hospital. My professional experience also includes several years on faculty at Kennesaw State University teaching psychology. I currently teach continuing education for other counseling professionals and supervise therapists seeking licensure.
My practice is centered on the principles of Positive Psychology, which focuses on what is right with a person rather than what is wrong with them. I believe that hope and joy are catalysts for change. I use encouragement and positive regard, along with creative therapeutic techniques, to foster autonomy, confidence, and self-worth.
For kids, I use expressive therapy to create a fun and dynamic experience, providing healing through the use of imagination and expression. I combine these practices with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Behavior Therapy for effective, long term change.
For adults, I use a more eclectic approach incorporating Person-Centered therapy, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, and Strength-Based approaches.
I view our therapeutic relationship as a privilege. there is no judgement, no set expectations. Just grace for where you are and where you're going.
Wondering what to expect? Read some of my clients' comments below.
"Sometimes I'd think I couldn't take another breath, but thinking of what you'd said would give me encouragement to keep breathing.....I just want to thank you so much for being there at such crucial times in my life."
- Adult client coping with depression, cancer survivor
"Thank you for saving our family and our marriage! We needed to learn how to cope with our son's difficulties and how to find joy in our family again. You did that for us and we are forever grateful."
- Family coping with ADHD
"Janet helped my child learn how to be calm and confident. We tried other counselors and it never worked. Janet was different. We are no longer arguing every day. We've learned how to communicate and cope with life's challenges."
- Mom of a 9 year old client with dyslexia and anxiety
"I would not be where I am without your help (God, too, of course). You gave me tools, encouragement, confidence, etc. and so much more. You never judged me. You just let me be me. You let me cry when I needed to just cry. I am so blessed to have met you when I needed you the most.
You will always be a part of my life."
- Adult client grieving loss of husband
"As a mom and wife, I needed a space that was just for me. Where I could cry and complain and not feel guilty about it. Thank you for being that space. Thank you for understanding. Just thank you."
- Mom of four