Janeen Herskovitz, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor | EMDR Trauma Therapist | Podcaster | Autism Strategist
Often in life, we need someone who “gets it”. Someone who truly understands what we’re going through and can guide us through the most difficult parts of life. If you’ve been looking for counselors who “get it”, you’ve come to the right place.
How I can relate
Autism affects the entire family. With it comes marital issues, sibling problems, sensory needs, educational struggles, and even depression, anxiety and grief. I understand, first-hand, what it means to survive and thrive in the world of autism, and the family issues that accompany it. My husband, Joe and I have been married since 1995, and together, we have two teenage children. Our son, Ben was diagnosed with profound autism in 2001, and since then it has been my life’s work to help other parents with similar struggles.
I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida and owner of Puzzle Peace Counseling, LLC. I founded this practice with your needs in mind, in an effort to provide families with all of the things I wished were available when I was going through the most difficult parts of my own journey.
I have been helping parents of children with Autism Spectrum Issues since 2006. In an effort to meet the specialized needs of autism mommies, I created the Extra-Special Moms Therapeutic Group Counseling Program which meets weekly in our office. This group therapy program has helped hundreds of special-needs moms find the help, connections and support they need.
My Education and Training
I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Rowan University in New Jersey, (1995) and my Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University (2010). I am fully trained as an EMDR Trauma Therapist, and am also a provider for the Heartmath stress-reduction program. Additionally, I am trained in the Son-Rise therapy method for autism from the Option Institute, and served as an ambassador parent for the program for over four years.
Additionally, I am a Topic Expert contributor on Autism Spectrum Disorders at goodtherapy.org. You can check out my blog there for more insights and help.