Janea  Swander
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Janea Swander

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Arts, MA
Virginia Accepting Online

When booking an appointment, please refer to the "schedule" section of my personal website (listed in my name) for the most current information on my availability.

Updated October 16, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Veterans' issues
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Life coaching

Professional statement

Janéa Swander, MA, LCSW is a mental health therapist, higher self life coach, and Reiki energy healer located in Williamsburg, Virginia. Through the power of technology, Ms. Swander focuses on offering remote sessions to adult clients throughout Virginia for mental health therapy needs and offers coaching and energy healing services worldwide (English speaking clientele).

Ms. Swander’s background in therapy specializes in trauma treatment using evidence-based therapies. Her trauma training was fostered within the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) system while serving combat veterans, veterans who experienced military sexual trauma, and newly returning veterans from Operations Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom/New Dawn in an outpatient PTSD clinic. She served as a trainer for Cognitive Processing Therapy while still working within the VAMC.

Ms. Swander has also had the honor of working with clients and providers in the community through providing Mental Health Skill Building and Intensive In-Home services. She worked as an independent contractor in private practice before deciding to branch out on her own. Additionally, she has worked as an adjunct professor at the college level in the field of psychology and has worked in a hospital setting providing inpatient social work services on an acute inpatient psychiatric unit.

In addition to modern mental health therapy practices, Ms. Swander offers complementary healing methods such as: Reiki, sound healing, regression processes, etc. She believes in always being a student and continues to invest in developing her skills as a therapist and coach.


Message to clients

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you were taught how to communicate with your inner guidance system at birth? I'm referring to that internal GPS (e.g., higher self, inner wisdom) we all have that helps us to navigate life experiences and challenges. Unfortunately, this internal GPS is often clouded by external factors: familial, cultural, religious, and societal beliefs and conditioning along with traumatic experiences. Your inner GPS may have become so clouded that you don't even know it's there at all. The clouding of your inner GPS may have left you feeling broken, unlovable, or not good enough.

My passion is in guiding you back to your own innate wisdom and helping you to know that: You are not broken. You do not need to be fixed. You may simply need a helping hand to guide you back to the truth of the perfection you already are and always have been! When we work together, you will regain and reclaim your own power in your life.

Starting therapy is one of the most important steps you take in creating the life you desire. I applaud you for putting yourself first by taking the time to look for the right therapist for your needs. I look forward to hearing from you and assisting you on your journey!


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Veterans' issues - Coping with reactions of exposure to life-threatening or traumatic events; supporting veterans and their families adjusting to civilian 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

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Janea Swander is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $125 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (90min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Following the Initial Session evaluation, I offer personalized subscription plans upon request that are tailored for your treatment plan needs. All subscription plans offer a 20% DISCOUNT giving you a savings of $25 per sessions.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-5pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years

Private Practice, Therapist, 2019 - Present
Sentara Obici Hospital , Inpatient Psych Social Worker, 2014 - 2019
Hampton Mental Health Associates, Outpatient Therapist, 2014 - 2015
Salem Department of Veterans Affairs, Outpatient PTSD Clinic Therapist, 2008 - 2013
National Counseling Group, Mental Health Support and Intensive In-Home Services, 2007 - 2008
ECPI Technical College, Psychology Instructor, 2005 - 2005
Radford University, Adjunct Psychology Professor, 2004 - 2005

Radford University , Master of Social Work, 2007
Radford University, Master of Arts in Psychology, 2004
Radford University, Bachelors in Psychology, 1997


Licensure

Virginia: 0904007416


Languages

English