Relationship Trauma Counseling & Therapy | Dr. Janie Lacy | Orlando

Orlando Relationship Trauma Counseling & Therapy:  Dr. Janie Lacy’s mission is to use her talents and abilities to help people of all ages, stages, backgrounds, & economic levels achieve their maximum potential through fully developing their minds and their talents. Dr. Janie’s belief in a relational approach is implemented through her therapeutic treatments addressing the physical, mental, social/emotional, & spiritual aspects of the individual.


  • Relationship Trauma Counseling | EMDR Trained
  • Women Sex & Love Addiction | Toxic Relationships
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics  | Dysfunctional Families
  • Anger | Anxiety | Emotional Out of Control Challenges

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Janie Lacy Dr. Janie has received extensive training through her graduate program at Palm Beach Atlantic University and through her doctorate program at California Southern University. She works with adolescents, young adults, and individuals helping them heal from low self-esteem, anger management, anxiety, depression, sexual addiction, codependency, and relationship trauma.

Dr. Janie also helps families and married couples through life’s difficult situations using conflict resolution. However, Dr. Janie is known as a relationship trauma expert and specializes in anger management, sexual addictions, and pre-marital/marital/relationship challenges.

Anger Management

She developed and facilitated Life Counseling Solutions monthly 8-hour anger management workshop for the community for court-ordered individuals, As well as, those that want to learn how to manage this emotion. Dr. Janie has a fun, approachable, and interactive style of facilitation. Dr. Janie’s passion for this topic comes from family tragedies that she experienced with losing a loved one as a result of someone else’s anger.

Guardian Advocate

Dr. Janie also worked as a Guardian Advocate for the Mental Health Association of Central Florida. In this role, she worked directly with the treatment team and the patient in making informed medical decisions and ensuring the patient’s rights was not being violated.

Educational Training

Dr. Janie obtained her doctorate from California Southern University and received her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University.  The University of Central Florida alumna completed her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in management.

Dr. Janie further received specialized training in sexual addiction treatment through Patrick Carnes and the 051International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP).

Sexual addiction is a complex addiction but there is hope! As a trained Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT®), I have completed training developed by Dr. Patrick Carnes which required attendance at multiple training modules and supervision with a CSAT Supervisor. It also requires ongoing education so that CSATs such as myself are experts in providing sexual addiction therapy. In addition, I am a Certified Clinical Sexual & Relational Recovery Specialist. All oF these certifications involved a rigorous process designed to help me best help you.

Learn more about treatment for sex addiction including an initial (free) sexual addiction screening assessment, please visit  If you are a partner, take the Partner Sexuality Survey.

However, Dr. Janie has completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and she uses Gottman Method Couples Therapy in her work.

Dr. Janie also has Mediation Training in Conflict Management Skills and Mediation Techniques from the University of Central Florida. However, She implements conflict resolution skills to help families through difficult situations. Dr. Janie also has certifications in Marketing, Small Business, and Management from Valencia Community College.


Professional Speaker

Dr. Janie has been a guest speaker for numerous organizations including the Florida Association for Christian Colleges & Schools (FACCS), the University Behavioral Center, Central Florida Behavioral Hospital, the University of Central Florida, Florida A & M Law School, and DeVry University. Topics included Toxic Love: How To Help Those In the Cycle, Hooking Up Mentality, Taming the Inner Hulk, Protecting Your Asset: Invest In Your Marriage, and How To Stay Connected At The Speed of Life to name a few.

Dr. Janie Lacy is a TEDx Speaker alumni. You can watch her popular TEDx Talk “Breaking the Chains of Unhealthy Relationships” here.


Dr. Janie’s relationship advice has been in demand by the media. She has had numerous appearances on Good Morning America, CNN’s Headline News, Court TV, FOX Soul Network, the Bill Cunningham Show, WOFL Fox 35, National Syndicated Daily Buzz Show, National Syndicated Emotional Mojo, WESH Channel 2 NBC Affiliate, WKMG Local 6, Ivanhoe Broadcast News, and Central Florida News 13 to name a few. She has also appeared on The Bud Hedinger Show on AM 540 WFLA and countless other radio and podcast programs.


Organizational Memberships

  • American Counseling Association
  • American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Mental Health Counselors of Central Florida
  • International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals
  • International Association of Certified Sexual Addiction Specialists
  • EMDRIA:  EMDR International Association

Community Leadership

Dr. Janie has invested in the lives of others, equipping and empowering them through public speaking, leadership training, educational instruction, and small group ministry. She served on the University of Central Florida’s Student Conduct Board for several years and she also co-created and facilitated Leadership Development Workshops for UCF’s Leadership Week and the UCF Human Resources training program.

Dr. Janie is also on the board of directors for the Joan L. Kidd MD. Fight for Life Continuum. The continuum’s purpose is to fight for the extension of the lives of cancer patients and to enhance the quality of life for cancer patients.


Contact Janie

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