Individuals may struggle with symptoms of anxiety or depression, relationship issues, or life stresses that make them feel disconnected or incomplete.
Janeen works to integrate and to bring the expertise and knowledge of medicine and psychology to help the counseling process. This provides the best chances of success to help the pieces fit.
Janeen M. Samartino graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1995 with a B.A. in Psychology. She then attended the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, where she received her Master's Degree in Professional Counseling in 1998.
As a result of her graduate training she decided to specialize in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). She attended The Beck Institute in Philadelphia, an international center for training and research in CBT that was founded by Dr. Aaron T. Beck. She continued her CBT training at the University of Chicago and later was a part of a professional group studying CBT that was sponsored by Alexian Brothers Hospital. The course instructor was Dr. Arthur Freeman, one of Dr. Beck's early collaborators.
Based on her clinical work, Janeen is certified by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) and has been awarded diplomate status in the Academy. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois, and has earned the designation of National Board Certified Counselor.
Janeen began working as a Mental Health clinician on the psychiatric unit at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights and has been in private practice since 2001. Her practice involves working with adult and adolescent individuals, and families.
Her therapeutic areas of interest include working with patients who suffer from anxiety and depression, post-partum depression, abuse, trauma, marital discord, and relationship issues.
Janeen has been working at Northwest Women's Consultants since 2006.
Her affiliation with the group only benefits the individual. Her ability to work more closely and collaboratively with the doctors has provided a better quality of patient care.