Janet Shelstad, MA

PsychotherapyFemaleAge 55

Janet Shelstad
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Healing Places Counseling Center

10116 36th Avenue Ct Sw Ste 109 Lakewood, WA 98499

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(253) 332-1030

Janet Shelstad, MA is a Psychotherapist in Lakewood, WA. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Janet Shelstad to book an appointment.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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Janet Shelstad's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Behavior Modification
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Grief
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Marital Therapy
  • Marriage Break-Up
  • Pediatric Behavior Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Relationship Issues
  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Stress Management

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(253) 332-1030

Janet Shelstad accepts the following insurance:

Choice Plus POS II
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Capp Care PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Behavioral Health
First Choice Health
First Choice Health PPO
Magellan Health Services
Molina Healthcare
MHNet - Behavioral Health
Molina HMO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Premera Blue Cross
Balance Bronze 5500 PCP PPO
Balance Gold 1000 PPO
Balance Gold 1300 HRA PPO
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
United Healthcare

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  • Office environment (10)
  • Appointment scheduling (9)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (5)
  • Office environment (4)
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Janet is conniving. She was recommended to me by Washington Apple Health as being trans-competent for children. Not only does she not know the first (or last!) thing about kids who are trans, but she said that it's possible to influence a kid to be trans! She also believed every lie that my ex-husband spouted about us, saying that we "hate men" (not true) and that our kid is "not safe to be a boy." She even wrote a statement for them in court, which was dismissed because of its ludicrousness.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
Oct 05, 2018
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Janet is fantastic. She has been so helpful for my family. She's compassionate, informed, experienced, and really has the child's well being in mind and puts the child first.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Tacoma WA – May 10, 2018
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I saw Janet for year when I was living in Tacoma. I was coming out of a very dysfunctional situation both job wise and home wise. Our sessions were invaluable in helping me cope and move into a more healthy place in my life. She was a great listener and related very well with me. She was very understanding and very good at re-framing things to help me gain perspective on the situations I was dealing with. I would probably still be going to her if I hadn't moved out of the area.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
Jul 30, 2017
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Janet needs to take a communication class. Take your children elsewhere! Very unprofessional
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Woodland, WA – May 09, 2017
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We came to Janet with very complicated family issues and I was relieved that we had. We have very complicated family issues, and once we had established a rapport with Janet, I felt we were really able to begin making progress. She really hears all sides of an issue and I feel she cuts right through the muck to get to the point of the issues and makes our efforts more effective. She has so much experience and this is a valuable asset of hers. I couldn't recommend her more!
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What could be improved
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MD in Olympia, WA – Jan 30, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I am certified Adlerian therapist.  Adlerian therapy focuses on the client as an individual who is striving to be his or her ideal self. Adler has...Read more


I am a biological parent, step parent, formerly a single(divorced) parent, and a grandparent.  I love working with children and families, particularly...Read more


  • Psychotherapy
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Marriage & Family Therapy


Pierce County Jail Mental Health Unit
Internship Hospital
Chapman University College
Central Washington University
Undergraduate School

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What are Janet Shelstad, MA's top areas of care?

Janet Shelstad frequently treats ADHD and-or ADD, Adjustment Disorder , and Adolescent Counseling. See all procedures and conditions Janet Shelstad treats.

Where is Janet Shelstad, MA's office located?

Janet Shelstad's office is located at 10116 36th Avenue Ct Sw Ste 109, Lakewood, WA 98499. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Healing Places Counseling Center

Carousel Counseling10116 36th Avenue Ct Sw Ste 109 Lakewood, WA 98499
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    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: 11:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 11:30am - 9:30pm
    • Thu: 11:30am - 9:30pm
    • Fri: 11:30am - 5:30pm
    • Sat: 10:30am - 5:30pm
    • Sun: closed
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