MEET JANNA PRICE, ASW
passionate therapist and advocate
As a social worker and mental health professional, I aim to provide mental health services and advocacy to individuals, families, and youth. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Chapman University in Education and my Masters in Social Welfare in 2019 from UCLA. In addition to my higher education, I plan to be a lifelong learner to deepen my understanding and connection with myself and others. I believe that recovery, growth, and connection happens in the context of the human-to-human relationships we develop, and with the people we serve. I have an endless amount of hope for people to develop a wholehearted and fulfilling life.
I currently work as a primary therapist for adults at a substance abuse partial hospitalization treatment center. I also write mental health blogs related to addiction, eating disorders, and other mood disorders for various treatment centers in Los Angeles.
I've been privileged enough to work in various mental health settings and with various populations. For a decade I worked with children and adolescents in child development centers and while I was in graduate school I worked as a school and family therapist and as a crisis interventionist. Upon graduation, I worked as a primary therapist at an Eating Disorder adolescent residential treatment center. All of these experiences have solidified my passion for working with individuals and families struggling with eating disorders and other comorbid disorders.
Both my personal and professional experiences have greatly influenced my mission to treat eating disorders, reduce the stigma associated with with eating disorders, challenge diet culture and weight shaming, and continue to teach society about this prevalant mental illness. In my practice, I often refer to philosphies such as All Foods Fit, Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size. All of these ideas are supported by science and challenge the notion that foods are either bad or good and that their is an ideal weight. I believe ALL bodies are good bodies.
In my practice, I believe in using a holistic approach and looking at all the intersecting systems in an individual's life. I also use various EBPs and modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, attachment theory, humor, and art therapy. One size does not fit all and it is my goal to find what modalities and tools work best for each person I serve.
As a therapist and mental health advocate, I strive to guide individuals and families to self-empowerment, a stronger sense of self, and authenticity. My goal in life is to create a space for myself and for others to feel safe enough to show up as they are and to know that it's okay to not be okay.
Outside of my professional life, I enjoy exercising, spending time with loved ones, listening to music, creating music and traveling. I believe laughter and play are essential to finding joy and that we should never stop playing in life! I aim to find beauty and opportunities for growth in all that life throws at me.
Janna Price, MSW is an Associate Social Worker, ASW 93540, working under the supervision of Rachel Coleman, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT 48782, and Certified Eating Disorder Therapist.