Janelle Butler


About Me

My name is Janelle and I have been working as a mental health counselor in the greater Seattle area for 5 years. I have mainly worked in community mental health , which means I have had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of ages, backgrounds, and presenting issues. I have found many people have become quite adept at avoiding emotional pain. These feelings can swirl around inside us and can deteriorate our physical and mental state over time. My goal is to help you isolate these negative patterns and beliefs, and then either change them into positive growth experiences, or alter the way they’re perceived. While this may result in immediate relief, lasting relief takes both time and effort.

Connecting with people on a personal and emotional level is one of the most important things we can do as humans. Oftentimes, both due to personal experiences or new technologies, we lose sight of this need and relationships begin to break down. It’s imperative that we repair these connections and find comfortable common ground. This begins with learning how to deal with our own past experiences that have resulted in trauma or shame. I can help you mend these relationships and reach closure.

Couples therapy is one of my passions! I have experience working with Gottman materials and have found some great success when all parties are motivated and engaged in the process. I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video



American Sign Language


LMHC #LH60882019 (Expires: 2021-10-16)


Written by S.T. on May 10, 2021 after counseling with Janelle for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Great to work with,she communicates well,would recommend her to friend!!!

Written by L.U. on Apr 30, 2021 after counseling with Janelle for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Janelle has been so great!

Written by A.I. on Dec 31, 2020 after counseling with Janelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Janelle's been great! I also see a private counselor for personal therapy and find no difference from that setting to the regain setting.