A new mental health counseling practice is opening in Maryville that will serve the entire northwest Missouri region and beyond.  Janet Luzmoor Counseling, LLC, will provide professional counseling services to adults and couples, offering in-person sessions at the office in Maryville, and throughout the state via telehealth.

Janet, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), reported being excited about the new venture and the opportunity to provide this service, while fulfilling a longtime dream of having a private practice.  She says, “It is especially important right now to seek help for mental health symptoms that have intensified for so many people due to the pandemic.  We are seeing an increase in depression and anxiety in the general population, not just those with a history of mental health concerns.  I look forward to meeting the growing need in our communities.”

Education and experience are assets that Janet brings to her practice.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from NWMSU in 1994, and she holds two master’s degrees.  Janet graduated from Rockhurst University in 2009 with a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and from University of St. Mary in 2015 with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology.  She holds a wide variety of life experiences and has worked for the past six years in community mental health, giving her a valuable combination of skills for the profession.  

Janet is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and she utilizes numerous therapeutic techniques to treat a wide range of issues.  She enjoys relational counseling using primarily integrated approaches, but is trained in multiple interventions.  She added, “I tailor individualized treatment based on client needs and preferences, and I look forward to serving all populations with caring and respect.”  

Keli Morris of Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation (NWMEF) has been an asset for Janet in the process of opening her practice.  Janet noted, “Starting a business has been much easier with Keli’s help and the assistance of the professionals she recommended.  She had an answer for every question I had throughout the entire process.”  

In her free time, Janet enjoys being with family and friends, travelling, and flower gardening.