Meet Janet


Professional Background

I am a psychologist and therapist practicing in Exton (Chester County), Pennsylvania and have thirty years of experience providing evaluation, counseling, and coaching services to children, preteens, teenagers, young adults, and parents.

In addition to my clinical work, I often run training workshops, speak in the community, and consult to schools and mental health agencies. I’ve 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 and Canada as well as in Mexico, Russia, Croatia, and Germany.

I’ve written six books on parenting, counseling, and sport psychology, including the popular parenting paperback, Stop Negotiating with Your Teen: Strategies for Parenting Your Angry, Manipulative, Moody, or Depressed Adolescent, and a critically acclaimed book for mental health professionals entitled, Adolescent Therapy That Works: Helping Kids Who Never Asked for Help in the First Place. My most recent book— called a “MUST READ” by Parent magazine—is The Last Boys Picked: Helping Boys Who Don’t Play Sports Survive Bullying and Boyhood.

Please see Books & Articles section for book summaries, ordering information, and reviews by Parents magazine, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and others.


Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Hahnemann University, Philadelphia
Master of Public Health, University of Oklahoma
Bachelor of Science, Union College, Schenectady, NY


On a more personal note:

  • I’m a single mom of three boys, two of whom are still attending college. I really do understand the challenges of parenting teens today and believe it’s important for parents to be informed about the social culture in which we’re raising our kids and find ways to remain credible and relevant.
  • I am crazy about all dogs but especially Bullmastiffs.
  • I love horses, have ridden since I was eleven years old, and have competed in the hunter/jumper divisions at nearly every major east coast horse show (For a complete riding biography and history, please visit
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         Janet on Tulsa – A/O Jumpers, WEF