Janis E. McKinstry, MA

Authentic Empowerment Counseling for Highly Sensitive People

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I help Highly Sensitive People transform the feeling of overwhelm into calm confidence and authentic empowerment to improve their relatiohships with themselves and others.

Brinnon, WA
Virtual Sessions

Recent Reviews

5.0 of 5 (2)
Finding Janis at my darkest time in life was a nothing short of lifesaving/ changing event for me. Janis beyond being very professional, provides a safe place for you to discuss anything and everything. From my horrific childhood traumas to my current medical issues, Janis has brought me so much knowledge, insight, healing, and support that no other counselor has done for me in my entire life. Janis is always ever present in our sessions and while easy to confide in and at my pace, her intuition and experience has helped me above and beyond my expectations no matter how difficult the topic. Janis not only provided emergency emotional support to stop the darkness from completely engulfing me, but additionally provided me with tools and knowledge that I continue to employ in my everyday life. Today I am a completely different person (for the better)in all aspects of my life; emotional, spiritual, nutritional, health, etc because of Janis..Above and beyond all of these traits, Janis is just good for your soul.
If you are looking for a counselor that is intuitive, astute, compassionate, and gently yet powerfully productive, Janis is the real deal. Not only has Janis served as a mentor, she has lead me and continues to lead me to my own empowerment — she helps me to fulfill my potential while releasing that which doesn’t serve me. Janis is an incredibly active listener, all the while being incredibly in tune to her client’s energy during the session. She perceives emotional shifts in me immediately, and is able to help me to tap into the deeper meanings in what I’m processing. Janis possesses many productive tools in her arsenal that are non-invasive, gentle, and progressive. In less than a year with Janis, I have let go of destructive daily habits related to childhood trauma that I never imagined releasing with such ease. This doesn’t mean that it is easy. Janis is the person that will ask you the difficult questions in the most nurturing way. She helps her clients to move through feelings of such trauma-based habits in a non-attached observational manner. Additionally, Janis uses a holistic and wholistic approach with her clients. She has many skill sets that she has acquired within her lifetime that allow her to help her client at every angle — this includes dietary habits, meditation practice, self-care practices, as well as hormonal balancing, to name a few. If you are concerned about conducting your counseling via video call, I can assure you there is nothing to worry about. I was concerned that I would feel distant from Janis. However, I do not. She is so focused in the sessions, that I feel drawn in and focused on in such a way that even when I begin to hit a block, she is my advocate and pulls me right back in to my experience. I can’t say enough good things about Janis. My hope is that this review provides enough information to help you in your journey in finding the right counselor for you. Janis has been the perfect fit for me.

License, Credentials & Experience

Janis has been helping people for 35 years
MA in Counseling Psychology
John F Kennedy University
Nutritional Leadership
Institute of Nutritional Leadership
Hashimoto's Practitioner
Hashimoto's Institute
Nutritional Therapist
The Health Sciences Academy

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Free discovery call
15 Minutes   •   FREE

Psychospiritual & Holistic Wellness Counseling
We will meet in my HIPPA compliant video session room where you may share your thoughts and feelings and I will give you my full attention. I may use guided meditation, breathing, somatic engagement exercises, and other useful tools to help you deepen into your healing and empowerment toward your authentic self. I offer a sliding scale fee of $133 to $111 per session.
50 Minutes   •   $133


Virtual Appointments
Janis is based in Brinnon, WA and offers virtual services to people all over the world
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Practice Details

Works with
Individuals
Couples
Ages works with
Adults
Seniors
Languages
English

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Questions & Answers

Janis E. McKinstry, MA Answers
Hi Constance, thank you for your question. It's difficult to suggest an approach to treating PTSD without knowing the person who is suffering with it. There are several approaches that are helpful including Hypnosis, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, EFT, Yoga, & Mindfulness and a skilled practitioner will be able to help find the best one for each individual. All the best to you!

Janis McKinstry Reviews

5.0 of 5 (2)
Finding Janis at my darkest time in life was a nothing short of lifesaving/ changing event for me. Janis beyond being very professional, provides a safe place for you to discuss anything and everything. From my horrific childhood traumas to my current medical issues, Janis has brought me so much knowledge, insight, healing, and support that no other counselor has done for me in my entire life. Janis is always ever present in our sessions and while easy to confide in and at my pace, her intuition and experience has helped me above and beyond my expectations no matter how difficult the topic. Janis not only provided emergency emotional support to stop the darkness from completely engulfing me, but additionally provided me with tools and knowledge that I continue to employ in my everyday life. Today I am a completely different person (for the better)in all aspects of my life; emotional, spiritual, nutritional, health, etc because of Janis..Above and beyond all of these traits, Janis is just good for your soul.
If you are looking for a counselor that is intuitive, astute, compassionate, and gently yet powerfully productive, Janis is the real deal. Not only has Janis served as a mentor, she has lead me and continues to lead me to my own empowerment — she helps me to fulfill my potential while releasing that which doesn’t serve me. Janis is an incredibly active listener, all the while being incredibly in tune to her client’s energy during the session. She perceives emotional shifts in me immediately, and is able to help me to tap into the deeper meanings in what I’m processing. Janis possesses many productive tools in her arsenal that are non-invasive, gentle, and progressive. In less than a year with Janis, I have let go of destructive daily habits related to childhood trauma that I never imagined releasing with such ease. This doesn’t mean that it is easy. Janis is the person that will ask you the difficult questions in the most nurturing way. She helps her clients to move through feelings of such trauma-based habits in a non-attached observational manner. Additionally, Janis uses a holistic and wholistic approach with her clients. She has many skill sets that she has acquired within her lifetime that allow her to help her client at every angle — this includes dietary habits, meditation practice, self-care practices, as well as hormonal balancing, to name a few. If you are concerned about conducting your counseling via video call, I can assure you there is nothing to worry about. I was concerned that I would feel distant from Janis. However, I do not. She is so focused in the sessions, that I feel drawn in and focused on in such a way that even when I begin to hit a block, she is my advocate and pulls me right back in to my experience. I can’t say enough good things about Janis. My hope is that this review provides enough information to help you in your journey in finding the right counselor for you. Janis has been the perfect fit for me.





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