Dr. Janet Dean

(MDiv, PhD)

About Me

Hello, I am Dr. Janet Dean, a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Kentucky and a District Licensed Minister in the Church of the Nazarene. I have over 20 years of experience in counseling and psychotherapy, working with people at many different places in life and with many different concerns. My training was at Asbury Theological Seminary and The Ohio State University.

Clients would tell you that I am easy to relate to and quite supportive, even when we are dealing with hard issues. My general therapeutic approach is cognitive-behavioral therapy within a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients. While I am able to serve individuals with just about any personal or psychological issue, my practice tends to be with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, life changes, relational issues, and sexual identity and sexual addiction concerns. I also work with many people of faith who have questions or wounds related to their religious beliefs, church experiences, and personal faith.

In addition to being a therapist, I am a college professor, teaching psychology to undergraduate students and training graduate students who want to become counselors themselves. Part of my academic work includes research centering on sexual identity and faith, counselor self-care, and the connections between faith and mental health. My research team and I have published numerous articles and a book, and we travel throughout the country presenting our work and training people to provide better care.

My hope for my clients is that they find freedom, peace, and joy by becoming comfortable with who they are, building strong relationships with others, and finding their place in life and their identity in Christ. It would be an honor to walk with you in your journey.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


PhD #129393 (Expires: 2022-12-10)


Written by D.E. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Janet for 4 weeks

Dr. Dean has been very accommodating and incredibly easy to talk to!