Janet Mason – MSW, LICSW
Mental Health Professional
Janet’s (she/her) practice is Informed by her extensive volunteer experience as a foster parent and an advocate for vulnerable children and their families. As such, she is dedicated to serving those in crisis; especially families, children, and adults with traumatic histories.
With a specialty in Infant and Childhood Mental Health (ages 0-6), Janette brings a strengths/systems/trauma focused/attachment informed clinical orientation. She is rostered in Child Parent Psychotherapy (trauma-focused treatment for 0-6 years) with the State of Minnesota. In addition, she treats domestic violence and trauma survivors; and relational challenges across the lifespan.
When working with children 0-6 years of age, Janet’s approach includes an understanding that most children’s maladaptive behavior can be addressed by playful, accepting, curious, and empathetic parenting. She understands that each parent is already an expert on her or his child. Janet excels in helping parents tap into their expertise by adapting their parenting strategies to effectively bring out the best in each child.
When working with those across the lifespan, Janet understands that each person is unique. She has a dialectic approach that provides unconditional positive regard, while at the same time developing a collaboration with the person to develop goals and strategies tailored to that person that will help her/him achieve the change desired.
- M.S.W. - St. Catherine University-St. Thomas University, St. Paul, MN
- B.A. - Brigham Young University
- Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker