Dean  Janeff
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Dean Janeff


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Rhode Island Accepting Online
Updated October 29, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Childhood trauma

Professional statement

Dean Janeff, LMFT is now offering teletherapy for residents in Rhode Island! Dean is a master level trauma therapist to help you overcome hard things from the past that have a hold on your present day functioning. Dean offers PERSONAL FREEDOM from patterns and hurts and creates space for you to have motivation, confidence, intimacy, fulfillment, authenticity and well being in your life and in your relationships.

Your childhood may have included abuse (sexual, physical and/or emotional) or neglect. And through these hard experiences we developed distorted beliefs about ourselves and the world. Later in life, this turns up as depression, anxiety, addiction and loneliness.

Dean has master level training to help you reclaim what was not given to you earlier in life: Connection, authenticity, getting your needs met, vitality and full aliveness, capacity for intimacy and closeness. You can break free of excessive worry, toxic stress, and collapse and relate to yourself in a whole new way!

Dean has been a grief counselor for a number of years. He can support you in your loss and offer a safe place to process the shock, pain and grief. Dean views death as a trauma. And as such, we can have post traumatic stress after a loss (agitation, fear, sleep disturbance, hypervigilance, etc.). It may feel that your emotions are too much handle. Dean can work with you to get to calm in your nervous system so that you can more easily tolerate what is going on inside you.

Message to clients

I would like to offer you a free 15-minute phone consultation to hear why you are reaching out for therapy and why now. I can tell you about my approach to therapy and we can see if there is a good fit. After this, I set up one or two sessions to hear about your intention for therapy (stress, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, feelings of disconnection, etc.) and hear about your background and what is happening in your life now.

I firmly believe that hard things from the past are held in our thoughts and beliefs and also in our bodies. Much of what I do is to help clients feel calm and safe in their bodies and nervous system. And when that happens, they can start to separate from old, negative self-beliefs. And when that happens, the body feels more settled and calm. It's like a feedback loop.

I really believe that no matter how difficult things have been for you there is hope and a way out of the suffering and hardship. There is resilience, agency, strength and goodness in all of us. Therapy is about exploring what is getting in the way of you living from these inner resources.

I am known for my warmth, compassionate directness, fun nature and research-based knowledge. I have a holistic approach valuing the connection between mind, body and spirit within the context of a safe therapeutic relationship.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $165 (50min)


Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tue 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Fri 12:00pm-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Janeff Counseling, Business owner and practitioner, 2014 - Present

NARM Training Institute, Master NARM Training, 2021
NARM Training Institute, NARM Practitioner Program, 2019
Middelberg's Integrated Therapy Training Program, Emotionally Focused Therapy, 2017
EMDR Basic Training, EMDR Training, 2015


Rhode Island: MFT00239

Texas: 202360