Janay Anthony

MA in Couples and Family Therapy Candidate
Graduate Clinical Intern
Janay, a medium-toned black woman smiles at the camera while holding a long white cane.

Contact

She/Her/Hers

773.880.1310 ext. 7254

English

Education & Training

Degrees

  • MA, Northeastern Illinois University, 2023
  • BA, Columbia College Chicago, 2017

Values & Philosophy

As a black, queer, multi-disabled woman, I live and breathe at the intersections of various identities. Likewise, I strive to recognize and honor all of who my clients are. By creating a judgment-free space in session and encouraging authenticity, I set the stage to build a trusting and collaborative relationship with my clients. From there, my solution-focused approach provides avenues for growth and a transforming mindset.

I’m passionate about human sexuality and the inner workings of intimate relationships. I remain curious about the numerous ways that people relate to their own sexuality and aim to provide a space where clients are welcome to genuinely explore themselves sexually and otherwise. I’m comfortable working with individuals and those in various relationship structures on sexual topics and am pursuing AASECT certification as a sex therapist.

My background in the arts leads me to appreciate the power in stories- the ones we tell ourselves and the ones society imposes on us. I believe that by increasing awareness around the narratives at work in your life and deconstructing them, you can work to liberate yourself from the narratives that don’t serve you and reauthor your life’s story.

Area of Focus & Specialization

  • Sexual Development Across the Lifespan
  • Kink-Affirming Practice
  • Poly & Ethical Non-monogamy Affirming Practice
  • Identity Exploration, Development, and Intersectionality
  • Depression, Anxiety, and Stress
  • Complex Family Dynamics

I work with…

  • Individuals
  • Relationships (triads, polycules, metamours, constellations, couples.)
  • Families (chosen & family of orig

Modalities

  • LGBTQ Affirmative Practice
  • Feminist Approaches
  • Systemic Approaches
  • Narrative Approaches
  • Solution-Focused Approaches

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