Jañelle  Barnes

Jañelle Barnes


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Master of Social Work, MSW Master of Education, MEd Practice: Resilience Lab
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Not Accepting In-person

I am no longer accepting clients for couples' therapy.

Updated November 7, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Performance anxiety
  • Sex and Sexuality

Professional statement

Jañelle’s therapeutic stance is one of low-expert power, so she allows clients to describe the context of their experiences, without judging what is proper or improper functioning. She believes that the therapeutic process should be a collaborative effort: the client is the expert on their own lived experience, and she likes to work in tandem with the client to provide opportunities for growth and transformance. To achieve this, she aims not only to foster an environment of warmth, safety, and trust, but to provide tools and information that are comprehensive and digestible.

Jañelle wants to make space in her practice for creatives/entertainers, especially, who often sacrifice so much of their mental, emotional, and psychological wellbeing to create art and provide entertainment for others. But when so much of your work depends on your ability to effectively feel into your body and emotions, creatives and entertainers may find themselves feeling like a painter working with frayed brushes.

This strengths-based therapist makes use of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients locate felt emotions in the body, communicate with different parts of the self, and revisit significant experiences from the past. Jañelle has spent her career working in outpatient therapeutic services, treating clients presenting with concerns ranging from anxiety and depression, to trauma and sexual intimacy. She is currently available for sessions remotely, and she is looking forward to helping you achieve transformance!

Message to clients

One of the greatest joys I’ve experienced in life has been hearing clients tell me that they look forward to our sessions together. I find it touching because it tells me two things: that I’ve helped them to achieve personal growth, and that I’ve fostered an environment of warmth, safety, and trust in which to do so. I believe that a strong relationship between the client and the clinician allows for transformance to take place. That's why my primary goal as a clinician is to fully see and know you. I also believe that my greatest tool as a clinician is my personhood, so I show up to every session as my full self, and I encourage you to do the same. Because every part of your Self is valid, and worthy of being heard. It takes great courage to reach out for support, so I'm glad you did, and I'm happy to help!


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

Performance anxiety - Underperforming, due exclusively to anxiety

Sex and Sexuality - Addressing the medical, personal, psychological, and/or interpersonal factors affecting sexual satisfaction; helping clients communicate desires; educating individuals or couples on sexual anatomy and bodily functions during sexual activity; informing individuals and couples of various sexual behaviors, including, but not limited to, consent, kink, BDSM, and fantasy


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


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health)
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $150
  • Couples sessions: $250 (60min)

Additional session information

Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12p - 7p
  • Tue 1p - 7p
  • Wed 10a - 4p
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 10a - 4p
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Flatiron District practice
928 Broadway, Suite 500, New York, New York 10010
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

HeartMatters, NYC, Therapy Associate, 2021 - Present
Omni Health Services, Inc., Therapist, 2019 - 2020

Widener University, MSW and MEd in Human Sexuality Studies, 2020
Drew University, BA in Psychology and BA in Spanish, 2017


New York: 113619-01