Dr. Beth M. Janis

My therapeutic approach focuses on establishing a strong and supportive alliance in which each individual feels heard, understood, and supported. Together, my clients and I work to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their experiences, and their relationships, while collaborating on actualizing their goals identified in session. I work from a relational approach, which entails helping my clients derive meaning from past experiences to gain a better understanding of how those experiences shape current perceptions of self, others, and relationships, and impact current interpersonal and behavioral patterns. I have extensive experience with a variety of therapeutic approaches (e.g., CBT, DBT, Family Systems, Child Parent Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic, Child Centered Play Therapy, etc.), which allows me to better tailor my interventions to the needs of each client, as well as to their individual strengths and concerns. 

I enjoy working with clients of all ages from toddlerhood/early childhood through adulthood, and in a variety of modalities. Whether I am working with clients in individual, couples/family, or group settings, I place a strong emphasis on seeing the whole person. I am particularly passionate about working with couples, parent-child pairs, and families.

In addition to providing therapy, I conduct diagnostic, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological evaluations to assess neurodevelopment, cognitive performances, academic struggles, and personality characteristics.

Education and Training

Dr. Janis completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of North Texas (UNT). She fulfilled her predoctoral internship at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, as a member of the Child/Adult track. During her internship training, Dr. Janis worked with children, adolescents, and families in a community mental health center, adults in psychiatric inpatient units, and survivors of physical/medical trauma in a hospital setting.

Previously, Dr. Janis pursued specialized training in the following settings: A non-profit organization focusing on social skills groups for children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental differences (e.g., ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder), a non-profit outreach agency for both survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence and sexual assault, a private practice focusing on neuropsychological assessment, a psychiatric inpatient military unit in north Texas where she conducted differential diagnostic assessments, and at UNT’s Psychology Clinic. Prior to her graduate training, Dr. Janis also worked in the greater San Diego area at a residential treatment facility for adolescents.

Dr. Janis is a Post-doctoral Fellow at Synergy Psychological Inc. and is a registered Psychological Assistant with the California Board of Psychology (PSB94024259). Dr. Joe Dilley is her primary supervisor (PSY22371).

Areas of Specialty Include the Following:

Adjustment Disorders
Behavioral Difficulties
Coping Skills
Domestic Violence
Family Conflict
Learning Disabilities/Differences
Mood Disorders
Parenting Challenges
Peer Relationships
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Relationship Issues

Services Include:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy (Partners, Parent-Child)
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Consultation & Training