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Janet Kartler, MA, LPC

I opened Rae of Light Counseling in 2013. After experiencing both private and public therapy settings, I knew that I wanted to do more for my clients than managed mental health offers. My goal is to build personal relationships with each of my clients, allowing me the opportunity to show them they are not alone in their struggles. I enjoy creating an environment where clients can feel comfortable exploring personal experiences and facing issues to create real change. And, I strive to continue my education so that I may be more equipped to meet the unique needs of my clients.

Working with a wide variety of clients in different settings has taught me much beyond my textbook education. Intensive training in EMDR and PIT allows me to offer my clients advanced tools for addressing trauma and codependency. Additionally, my personal Military relationships and prior work experience with First-Responders drives my passion for assisting these individuals and their families.



EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is an effective form of therapy for the treatment of symptoms resulting from traumatic life experiences. EMDR addresses the negative beliefs and negative emotions we associate with an event that makes it "traumatic."  EMDR is not reserved for severe trauma but is also a useful tool for many everyday events that cause shame, hopelessness, low self-esteem and other issues that lead clients to therapy.

Post Induction Therapy

PIT, or Post Induction Therapy, is an eclectic form of therapy that addresses the personal and relational symptoms of childhood trauma. Excess shame, guilt, anger and fear instilled during trauma can carry throughout a lifetime and effect a person's ability to connect with others in healthy ways. These unhealthy patterns are known as codependence, or developmental immaturity, and can lead to love or sex addiction. PIT is effective in treating both adults and adolescents.

Cognitive Therapies

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) are highly effective forms of psychotherapy. In general, both are based in the idea that how we feel and how we act (or respond) is directly related to what we think (interpretation). Becoming aware of our actions and feelings helps us become aware of our thoughts. When we can identify our thoughts, we can change or redirect them, giving us the power to harness our emotions and change our patterns of behavior.

“If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive.”

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