Today we’d like to introduce you to Janet Bayramyan.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Janet. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’ve been professionally working as a therapist for the past three years, however, I’ve been listening to peoples’ stories since I was a shy little kid. I work as both a trauma and sex therapist, supporting individuals heal through and find the meaning of their past and present experiences. People ask me often why did you choose to become a therapist, and my response is that this field really chose me. I’ve been through hardship and my own experiences of trauma, and it takes experiencing pain in order to be able to really sit with someone else’s pain. It’s truly an honor to help people experience healing, connection, and empathy on a day to day basis.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
My journey has been far from smooth. I have struggled with my own depression and anxiety, and have had setbacks that I’ve had to really maneuver. I engaged in my own therapeutic work when I was ready to really face what I needed to face. And that’s the beauty and wonder of experiencing life. We are the drivers and we decide when we are ready. I knew I was ready to go to therapy when things were just not working out well for me. I was struggling in my graduate school program, experiencing relationship issues, and dealing with anxiety that impaired my ability to regulate myself.
I encourage young women to try to establish a community for themselves. And what I mean by community is strong support systems. It’s really through that encouraging support that helps us find our way. And I also encourage young women to follow their intuitions. Our intuitions talk to us very frequently, and it’s important that we listen to that, and respect what it has to say, as scary as it can be sometimes.
Please tell us about Road to Wellness Therapy – what should we know?
My company is called Road to Wellness Therapy, and it was launched in June 2019. I’m a trauma therapist and provide a type of therapy called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, as well as Havening Techniques. What this basically means is that I specialize in supporting people reprocess traumatic memories and create healthier ways to manage and cope with those memories in both our brain and body. I also really enjoy working with individuals who have difficulty with depression and anxiety. I like to teach people how to soothe themselves since most of us were not taught as young kids how to do so. The other specialty I have is in sex therapy. The question I like to ask people is what helps you feel alive and connected to your core values when it comes to sexuality? Most people don’t really have an answer to that question. So, we explore it, talk about it, and find ways to bring forth novelty, aliveness, and pleasure. Often in my work in sex therapy, the work is also in helping people feel less anxious and more comfortable in their body and in their sexuality. I work on helping to eliminate mental, physical, and emotional blocks related to sex.
What I am most proud of is my integrity as a therapist and the integrity of my company.
What keeps me apart from others is that I like to keep it real, sprinkled with empathy.
We’re interested to hear your thoughts on female leadership – in particular, what do you feel are the biggest barriers or obstacles?
The biggest barrier to female leadership is our own self-doubt. Women are the most powerful forces today. Our power is endless when we can eliminate our own fear and doubt.
- Individual Therapy: $150/hour
- Couples Counseling: $175/hour
- Website: www.road2wellness.co
- Phone: 818-646-7190
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @therapy_with_janetb
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