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Los Angeles, CA

Speaker Bio

Janae, a southern California native, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist under the Board of Behavioral Sciences of California. She is also a registered Out of State Telehealth Provider with the state of Florida. She earned her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy, after completing her undergrad in Psychology from Missouri Valley College with a minor in Drug and Alcohol Studies.

During her clinical experience, she provided individual, group, couples and family counseling along with crisis management services in community mental health, hospital, incarcerated and private sector settings at various levels of care such as residential, PHP/IOP and outpatient settings. She has also provided telephonic counseling, consultation, crisis management, and referral coordination to human resources, employers, and employees as part of an EAP and Behavioral Health department with Anthem insurance company. She has maintained a private practice along side working with organizations for 3 years now until recently going full time into private practice where she can dedicate her time for opportunities to benefit the LGBTQ+, Latinx and BIPOC community.

Janae has been practicing since 2012 and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified EMDR provider, and Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional. Janae continues to provide Disruptive Event Management Services to workplaces and groups in response to a disruptive event. She helps in the development of future therapists as she provides Clinical Supervision and mentoring to developing therapists.

Janae is a Mexican American Queer (Latinx) provider and a former athlete who enjoys serving those who identify as LGBTQ+, Latinx and BIPOC along with athletes through individual and couples counseling. Janae is a human first and will often use humor, authenticity and unconditional support to connect to her clients as Janae believes that the therapeutic relationship is very important tool in the therapeutic and healing process. Janae pulls from a tool kit that she has not just learned professionally but utilized personally in her personal recovery journey. Janae also has a passion to share her knowledge with unreachable and marginalized groups through workshops, trainings and speaker events.

  • Role
    Mental Health Professional, Mental Health Advocate
  • Pronouns
  • Languages
  • Gender
    Female, Gender Nonconforming
  • Sexual Orientation
    Gay, Lesbian, Pansexual, Questioning
  • Speaking Engagements
    Workshop, Panel, Keynote, Moderator, Support Group
Top 6 Most Requested Speaking Topics
  • Trauma Awareness & Healing for Latinx Communities and/or LGBTQIA2S+
  • Utilizing Intersectionality of the LGBTQIA2s+ and Latinx in order to provide affirmative care
  • Exploring Struggles that LGBTQIA2s+ Experience During the Holidays
  • Mental Health Providers Burn Out / Secondary Trauma & Self Care 
  • Affirmative Care for LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities 
  • When is enough enough? Exploring the Queer perspective of providers and clients in a treatment setting. 
Trainings/Workshops Offered
  • Professional Development for Young/LGBTQ/Latinx Entrepreneurs
  • Interpersonal Skills: Developing Communication Skills, Importance of Developing Emotional Language, Developing Assertive Communication
  • Support in Launching your Virtual Practice 
  • No Shame In Your Game: Developing Self Compassion Communication, Deconstructing Internalized Shame
Past Talks


  • The Edge Treatment Center Podcast - Featured Guest 
  • San Fernando Women's Associate of Addiction Treatment (WAAT) - Keynote Speaker
  • Sacramento Women's Associate of Addiction Treatment (WAAT) - Keynote Speaker
  • Los Angeles Women's Associate of Addiction Treatment (WAAT) - Keynote Speaker
  • Grief Talk Podcast - Featured Guest 
  • Therapy For Us By Us Podcast - Featured Guest 
  • 2023 Latinx Mental Health Conference - Presenter 


  • LGBTQ+AAMHP - Keynote Speaker / Presenter 


  • Institution
    Azusa Pacific University
  • Degree
    MA in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy
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