DR. JANET SASSON EDGETTE
Child, Adolescent & Family Psychologist
psychologist / speaker / author
Dr. Janet Sasson Edgette is a prominent psychologist practicing in Exton, Pennsylvania. For over twenty-five years, she has been conducting child, adolescent, and family therapy and consultation to individuals, couples, and parents, as well as sport and performance psychology enhancement services to athletes and performing artists. Janet is the author of six books on psychotherapy and sport psychology, including the popular parenting paperback, Stop Negotiating with Your Teen: Strategies for Parenting Your Angry, Manipulative, Moody, or Depressed Adolescent, and her critically acclaimed book for mental health professionals entitled, Adolescent Therapy That Works: Helping Kids Who Never Asked for Help in the First Place. Her newest book, The Last Boys Picked: Helping Boys Who Don’t Play Sports Survive Bullying and Boyhood, will be released in September 2012 (see books & articles for a brief summary of the book).
Janet’s work in the areas of child, pre-teen, and adolescent therapy, family counseling, and parent effectiveness has put her in great demand as a therapist, speaker, workshop leader, and consultant to schools and mental health agencies. She has conducted professional workshops and educational programs for psychiatrists, psychologists, school counselors, social workers, therapists, probation officers, caseworkers, school administrators, teachers, parents, and foster parents all around the United States as well as in Canada, Mexico, Russia, Croatia, and Germany.
In her private practice, Janet offers a range of services, including:
- Individual therapy sessions with children, teenagers, and young adults
- Parent consultation
- Family counseling
- Training and case consultation for therapists and counselors
- Parent education workshops
- One and two day seminars for mental health professionals
Phone consultation and e therapy is also available.
On the need for better parenting resources, Janet says…
“My sixteen year old son just got his first job. He will be working in a convenience mart near his school, and will receive more training on making sandwiches in the next two weeks than most adults get on parenting over the course of their entire lives.
“Raising children is one of the most challenging jobs mothers and fathers face, and yet our society is remarkably complacent about our learn-as-you-go method of parenting. Given that for many parents it is also the most important job they’ll ever have, and that the ramifications of good versus bad parenting on everyone are so many and so significant, it’s even more surprising that on-the-job training remains the instructive model of choice.”