About Janet Engelgau

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Vancouver, WA

Janet’s Specializations Include

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Depression
  • Shame
  • Communication
  • Relationships
  • Self-Worth
  • Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Chronic Illness
  • Work Challenges
  • Gottman Methods
  • Online and In-Office Options
  • Telehealth or Phone Appointments

You Deserve to Feel Great. I’m Here to Help.

In my experience as a therapist I have worked with clients struggling with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, grief and loss, recognizing and recovering from psychological abuse as well as other relationship struggles and life transitions.

My Background

I am a licensed independent clinical social worker. I received both a BS in psychology and an MSW from the University of Southern Indiana.

I help clients identify their personal strengths and build resilience to improve the overall functioning and quality of their lives. Certain patterns of behavior result in increased stress, frustration and even depression. It can be overwhelming when these patterns of behaving and thinking impact both the personal and work spheres of your life.  Acknowledging issues and deciding to seek the help of a trained therapist is the first step on the path to enjoying a healthier, less stressful and more satisfying life. I would be happy to guide and support you through your journey.


My Approach & Philosophy

I use evidence based treatment and am constantly expanding my knowledge of ways to help clients  resolve  past issues and lead more satisfying lives. Mental health concerns can impact any of us in our daily lives and present unexpected hurdles. You may have tried to cope with negative self-talk and self-doubt for years on your own. Perhaps you have dealt with family of origin dynamics well into your adult life and notice that it has caused significant stress, fatigue and strain on current relationships. Mental health concerns may arise suddenly after the loss of a job, a partner or family member. Significant feelings of distress may arise even at times when great joy is expected like at the time of marriage or the addition of a child to your family. 

My approach to therapy is to provide a non-judgmental, supportive, collaborative environment where clients feel safe to process and work through their issues. The theoretical orientations that I generally work from include; cognitive therapy, narrative, client centered and mindfulness based approaches. In summary, my approach always keeps the needs and best interest of the client as the guiding principle in the therapeutic process. I am also level 3 Gottman trained and do couples counseling.

Get In Touch




5115 NE 94th Ave, Suite D, Vancouver, WA 98662

Office Hours

Mon - Thurs: 9am - 5pm
Therapist Hours: By Appointment

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