Who is Janelle Thompson?

Janelle Thompson is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, Coach, Consultant, and Owner of  Simply Redefining LLC, a Christian Faith based-mental health practice. As a faith-based mental health provider, Janelle believes there is power in linking Faith and Mental Health.

Over the years Janelle has enjoyed working in both the private and nonprofit sector serving individuals of all ages, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds. During the day you can find Janelle working at the NY Foundling as a Program Supervisor for Fair Futures EQ Mentoring Program where she supports and coaches her staff in creating a safe and consistent community for NYC Foster care youth aging out of the system. Prior to working in Foster Care, Janelle was deeply rooted in the juvenile justice world providing in-home family therapy to youth being charged with violent felonies as a way of an alternative to incarceration. 

Whether in private practice or in the urban community,  Janelle has made a choice to walk alongside individuals, couples and families. Utilizing a faith-based integrative culturally sensitive approach Janelle strives to create a safe, empowering, and challenging atmosphere where all her clients can gain awareness, unpack their trauma, heal, and Simply Redefine their hardest moments into strength, grit, and purpose.


Janelle currently specializes in  individual therapy serving woman of color experiencing trauma, loss and grief,  postpartum depression, and major  life transitions. In addition, Janelle has a special place in her heart for couples. Janelle provides couples therapy utilizing the Gottman model teaching couples how to build and maintain healthy relationships.

Janelle received her Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Nyack College Alliance Graduate School of Counseling in New York and a Bachelor of Science degree at SUNY Old Westbury, where she studied Public Health. Janelle is licensed in New York State as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  In addition, due to Covid- 19, Janelle is temporarily Licensed in the state of New Jersey and pursuing permanent licensure.