About Me

I am a licensed professional counselor who provides mental health services for individuals, families, and couples.   I am licensed in Colorado, Texas and South Carolina. I was in private practice for 12 years in Beaufort, SC near Parris Island. At this location, I had the opportunity to work with folks from all walks of life including active duty military. I am a National Certified Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor and am licensed to practice in Texas and South Carolina. I earned my Master of Art from the Citadel in Charleston, SC.

I have worked as program director for a partial in-patient program for adults with severe mental illness. Counselor for in-patient program for adults with severe mental illness and substance abuse. Group and individual counseling for adults with substance abuse for County. 

I believe one is best served with a combination of approaches under the umbrella of positive psychology theory. The methodology includes a through assessment, followed by the creation of goals and development of skills. The therapy involved the identification of feelings and thoughts (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), while blending various processing techniques to assist the client in the development of positive coping strategies and a methodical approach to growth and change.

One approach is EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization, and Reprocessing). I am an expert in using EMDR and have completed over 220 hours of EMDRIA approved advanced training. EMDR is utilized to treat PTSD, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, panic disorder, substance abuse and more. It is recognized as the best treatment for PTSD by the Department of Defense, The Department of Veterans Affairs, World Health Organization and American Psychiatric Association. 

For further information, go to the EMDR Therapy resources page.

I also have advanced training in Individual and Group Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident and Stress Debriefing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Treating Victims of Crime. Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Treating Addiction, Mindfulness, Rational Living Therapy, Cultural Diversity, Veterans & PTSD, Advanced training in treating DID, The Addicted Borderline, Biofeedback, Self-injury Behaviors, Sex Abuse Survivors and Eating Disorders.

Jana Deardorff MA, LPC, NCC, MAC

1843 Austin Bluffs Parkway

Colorado Springs, Colorado