JANAE MUNDAY, LCSW
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private psychotherapy practice in Phoenix, Arizona.
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker ready to help you
Hello! I’m Janae Munday, a therapist serving people in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area for nearly 25 years. In that time I’ve worked with a wide range of issues and struggles that all of us face in today’s world. I provide caring therapeutic support for individuals and couples.
I received my master’s degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. During my studies there, I worked with children and youths at the well-respected Primary Children’s Hospital. After moving to Phoenix, I worked for several more years at Charter Psychiatric Hospital before moving into private practice under the supervision of psychiatrist Dr. Joseph Benjamin. Soon afterward I launched my own practice.
A lifetime of experience in psychotherapy
Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of studying extensively and working with some of the best psychotherapists in the nation. I am proud to have presented papers on marriage counseling at the International Conference for the Advancement of Private Practice of Social Work.
I received my primary couples therapy training at The Couples Institute, which is directed by Dr. Ellyn Bader and Dr. Pete Pearson. I am a member of the master mentor group hosted by Drs. Bader and Pearson, where I continue to learn new approaches and techniques to help couples live and work together more effectively.
My own life experiences shaped my path
When I was in my early twenties, my parents went through a nasty divorce that left me reeling. One day when I was especially overwhelmed by strong emotions, a friend suggested I try psychotherapy and shared the name of a local therapist with me.
At first I was dumbstruck. “I don’t need therapy!” I said to myself, but as time passed, I felt motivated to try it out. I had no idea what to expect when I made my first visit. I was terrified of looking foolish, but the therapist put me at ease. It was such a relief to be heard by someone who was committed to understanding what I was going through.
Gradually, my psychotherapist helped me put the pieces of my life together in a new way. I didn’t feel alone anymore. I saw our family’s struggles in a new light and I developed new ways of managing the emotions that all children of divorce must face.