Janet leftJanet Nicholas has been working with individuals and families for over 20 years. She completed her undergraduate studies in substance abuse services at St. Edward’s University and her graduate degree in clinical psychology at Sam Houston State University. She is a licensed professional counselor, licensed chemical dependency counselor and equine-assisted psychotherapist using a hybrid approach.  Although Janet enjoys working with people of many backgrounds, she is a Christian counselor, attending a local church with her husband. She and her husband of more than 30 years have two grown children and three grandchildren. Janet can frequently be seen speaking at schools, churches, and community events. 

The following are some of her areas of expertise with teens and adults

  • Addiction
  • Abuse Issues
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Marital and Family Issues
  • Relationship
  • Step Family Issues
  • Separation & Divorce
  • Stress Management
  • Testing (Conners and MMPI)
  • EMDR Trained

Janet Nicholas assists people seeking self-improvement using a directive style and a coaching manner.

Placement Consulting Services is for parents seeking direction and guidance when home environment is no longer an option.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is an experiential method of psychotherapy. It is unique in that horses are incorporated into the therapy session as facilitators. A mental health provider and equine specialist work with the client(s) and horses through various tasks or assignments to address a variety of issues. All exercises on done "on the ground" and no experience is required.

Equine Facilitated Team Building also called equine experiential development (EED) is similar to ropes courses but horses serve as the ropes. EED uses a specialized coach and equine specialist to assist participants.