Janelle S. Peifer
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
I believe in therapy situated within a clear, warm space that sparks exploration. I believe in therapy that is collaborative and challenging. I believe in therapy that honors the complexities of our human identities and experiences. I believe in therapy.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist, assistant professor, and researcher committed to working alongside a vast diversity of clients as they navigate their lives. While I have significant experience working with an array of child, adult, and adolescent clients, I focus on providing therapy to people who have experienced trauma, young adults navigating their emerging identities, and couples and families processing life transitions. I have worked in schools, hospitals, college counseling centers, veteran's affairs administrations, and community mental health clinics and believe in low-barrier, solutions-focused therapy rooted in evidence-based practices. Read more about me here.
Areas of Expertise
I work with clients to process the immensity of traumatic events within a resiliency-based framework.
02. Identity + Culture.
I take an intersectional, culturally-informed approach that explores each client's dynamic, ever-evolving sense of self.
03. Couples + Family Transitions.
I help couples and families as they navigate significant life events in the pursuit of whole family wellness.
Education + Training
Department of Psychiatry + Behavioral Sciences
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Clinical Psychology
University of Virginia
PhD, Clinical + School Psychology
Vanderbilt University Counseling Center/Veterans Affairs Consortium
Pre-Doctoral Clinical Internship
Wake Forest University
I'm located in Richmond, Virginia and only do teletherapy.
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Please note this is for general therapy inquires only. To best maintain your confidentiality, I kindly ask that if you have questions specific to receiving mental health services please utilize the secure patient portal or give me a call.
What's Dr. Janelle up to these days?
Therapy for Black Girls
Dr. Janelle Talks Complex PTSD, Bridgerton on Therapy for Black Girls w/ Dr. Joy
In Session: The Official In Treatment Podcast
Dr. Janelle Co-Hosts the HBO Official Podcast for the Show In Treatment