Janae Sanders, ACMHC



“Compassion is the radicalism of our time”  – The Dalai Lama

Life can be complicated and full of unexpected events that overwhelm us. Sometimes we just need a dedicated space and caring individual to listen, explore, and brainstorm a way through.

We naturally adapt and behave according to the circumstances we are in. Conditions can pressure us to do things we may not normally do. When this happens, we may suffer intensely, judge ourselves harshly, and strive to hide our mistakes. We may begin to isolate ourselves from others due to the shame we feel. Sadly, we may show more compassion for others than we do for ourselves. 

Therapy is an opportunity to find and align with one’s true self. It is a non-judgmental space where shame-filled thoughts and negative beliefs can be examined and challenged. Most importantly, it is a space to explore, express, and unwind the overwhelm of living in a complex world. If you feel ready for the journey, it would be my honor to join you in it.


  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Crisis Response Planning
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization
  • Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Group Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Process Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Somatic approaches
  • Strengths-based Approaches
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy


  • Emotion Regulation
  • Adoption/Foster Challenges
  • Spiritual/Faith/Religious Transitions
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Identity and Life Stage
  • Crises/Transitions
  • Substance Abuse
  • Interpersonal Partner Violence
  • LGBTQIA+ Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Addiction
  • Trauma and Neglect

Education & Volunteer Work 

  • EMDR Trained, Personal Transformation Institute, Nov/Dec, 2020
  • Internal Family Systems with Richard Schwartz, PhD (founder), Oct, 2020
  • M.S. in Mental Health Counseling, Westminster College, 2020
  • Licensed Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the State of Utah, 2020
  • Domestic Violence Certification, UADVT, 2020
  • Crisis Response Planning (CRP) for Suicide Prevention, 2019
  • Scope of Prevention: Mamas, Munchkins, and Methamphetamines, 2019
  • American Counseling Association, Annual Conference, 2019
  • International Psychotherapy Institute, 2018 – Body-Mind Dissociation
  • International Psychotherapy Institute, 2018 – Thinking Across the Aisle
  • International Psychotherapy Institute, Master Speaker Series, 2018/19
  • Eating Disorders & Suicide Webinar, Center for Change, 2018
  • Utah Mental Health Counselors Association, Fall Conferences, 2017, 2018, 2020
  • Wilderness Therapy Symposium, 2017
  • Caregiver education for elderly/disabled adults, 2012
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Training for Families, 2009
  • Parent-Teen Addiction Rehabilitation Training, 2006/07
  • Foster Parent Training, Utah Foster Care Foundation, 2005
  • Blended Family and Stepparent Training, Granite School District, 1995
  • Utah Mental Health Counselors Association, 2018 Spring/Fall Conferences
  • National Ability Center, Summer 2010, 2011, 2019
  • Special Needs Advocate, 1996 – Ongoing
  • Education Groups on Behalf of Young Children with Epilepsy, 1995