My goal as your therapist is to give you a safe space to get to know yourself better.

Janelle Patterson, MS, LMFT is now accepting clients through our online scheduler.

Janelle Patterson


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Janelle specializes in treating those with mood disorders, relationship conflict, and supporting families with special needs.

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist who works primarily with young adults, parents, couples, and families. My therapeutic work focuses on a variety of concerns, such as mood disorders, identity development, relationship conflict, life-stage transitions, attachment-based traumas, co-parent issues, and infidelity. I have experience with a diverse range of clients and values. I make a conscious effort to create a safe space for everyone. I love working collaboratively and compassionately with clients to achieve their goals.

I earned my Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy at Northwestern University. I received clinical hours through The Family Institute, where I worked with individuals, couples, and families of all backgrounds with varying concerns. I received specialized training in Integrated Systemic Therapy (IST), which is a framework that implements various models to fit each client’s unique needs.

Prior to graduate school, I earned my Bachelor of Science in Human Development & Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Having a strong interest in helping the special education community, I worked as an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapist during and after my undergraduate degree, where I supported children with autism and their families. As I wanted to expand my knowledge, I shifted to a role in the Special Education Transition Program at New Trier High School. In this role, I supported students with a wide range of disabilities, between the ages of 18-22, to prepare them for post-school life. I worked in this role for almost three years, and it led me to my decision to become a Marriage & Family Therapist. Through this experience, I have become especially passionate about relational therapy.

Outside of the therapy room, I enjoy listening to music, spending time with friends, watching loads of HGTV, and cuddling with my cat, Raisin. Exercise is my main form of self-care, and I teach a barre class a few times a week.

Janelle Patterson, MS, LMFT is in network with BCBS PPO, BlueChoice, Aetna, and United/Optum insurance plans.

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