Janie Garrett is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where she received her undergraduate degree in Sociology in 1975 and her Masters Degree in Social Work in 1977. Her work history includes halfway house with persons returning from state hospitals to the community, working at Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and therapist at several private psychiatric hospitals. She has been in private psychotherapy practice at Coppell Counseling Center since 1988. Ms. Garrett is married with a son and two stepchildren. Her practice is limited to the following and special interests include:Individual counseling for persons over 12 years of age.Couples and family therapyHypnosis for a variety of applications.People and families dealing with alcoholism, chemical dependency or other addiction issues.A variety of mental health issues including (but not limited to) Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder and other Adjustment Disorders.Ms. Garrett also supervises Social Workers who are completing their final required hours before they take the licensing exam begin independent practice.Work schedule:Monday through Wednesday , Hours per request Phone calls and other communication will be returned after those hours, during breaks or during administrative office hours on Friday afternoons.Ms. Garrett contracts with the following insurance companies:IPMCuralincBeacon Value OptionsInterface EAPDeer OaksTricareUTSWMutual of OmahaAlliance Work PartnersWhat is Psychotherapy?This is the process of exploring personal issues and feelings that might be painful, threatening or difficult to process on one’s own. Counseling begins by having the client(s) describe their presenting problem. A detailed personal history is then taken to explore earlier issues that may have had impact upon the client. Then, the process of exploration of the current and past issues begin with the ultimate goal of reducing negative emotions, facilitating behaviors that improve life functioning, developing insight and to free the self from prior limitations. Referrals for additional resources may also take place. Psychotherapy usually occurs weekly and may last from two to six months. Sometimes clients choose to continue therapy beyond this point at a much reduced frequency.Contact informationMs. Garrett can be reached by phone 972.393.1596 ext. 33 or e mail Jogarrett@hotmail.comNew Patients :Please download and print the information packet below and return on your first visit.