Janelle Farnam, LPC Intern Janelle.Farnam@sperocs.com 940-765-9029
I am very passionate about play. Play is the way children communicate, in which play becomes the conversation and the materials become the words within that conversation. Symbolically, the playroom provides children a means of sharing their inner world. We provide an environment in which the child can feel comfortable exploring their inner world within parameters of a predictable therapeutic relationship. My relationship with the child is characterized by empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard to develop a trusting relationship. When a trusting relationship has been established, the child can then use play to express their most interpersonal world to the play therapist. There is just so much magic in play!
Licensed professional counselor intern (TX #79000)
Blanco, P. J., Holliman, R., Farnam, J. L., & Dawson, S. (2016). Supervisee interns: Perceptions of supervisor / supervision. Presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Counseling Association, Dallas, TX.
Blanco, P. J., Holliman, R., & Farnam, J. L. (2016). Exploring the impact of child-centered play therapy on academic achievement with at-risk kindergarten students. Presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Association for Play Therapy, Austin, TX.
Blanco, P.J. & Farnam, J. L. (2016). Exploring current TWU research within play therapy. Presented at the CSI Spring Induction Ceremony, Denton, TX.
Farnam, J.L., Pollert, G.A., & Veilleux, J.C. (2014). Is tolerance of uncertainty responsible for the effect of distress tolerance on binge eating? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.
Farnam, J.L., Bolduc, K.A., Erdly, C., Stevens, R. & Eidelman, S. (2014). Accent does not impact food preferences of college students. Poster presented at the University of Arkansas-Psychology Department, Fayetteville, AR.
Blanco, P., Holliman, R., Muro, J. & Farnam, J. L. (Submitted). Exploring the Impact of Child Centered Play Therapy on Academic Achievement of At-Risk Kindergarten Students.
Janelle Farnam, MS, LPC Intern, is a licensed professional counselor intern in the state of Texas (TX #79000) under the supervision of Dr. Cassie Rushing, LPC-S (TX# 64558). She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Arkansas in May 2014 and graduated with her Master’s degree in counseling from Texas Woman’s University in May 2017. She is currently working on her registered play therapist certification and certification in sandtray therapy. Professional association memberships include the American Counseling Association, Association for Play Therapy, Texas Counseling Association, and Texas Association for Play Therapy.
I am passionate about building healthy families. I especially enjoy working with children ages 4 and up and teens. Along with working with children, I offer services to parents to improve parenting skills and co-parenting skills. Other therapeutic specialties are working with adults who may be experiencing anxiety and/or depression and general stress management.
- In process of completing Registered Play Therapy Certification
- In process of completing Certification in Sandtray Therapy
- Elected as President to Chi Sigma Iota- Alpha Rho- 2015-2017
- Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society – 2016-2017
- Trained in “Children in the Middle” curriculum