Janet Anselmo-Henson, M.A., LCDC, LPC Intern

Adjunct Faculty, Social Work and Substance Abuse Counseling 

Janet Anselmo-Henson is a clinical therapist with Jewish Family Service, where she provides individual, family and group therapy to clients experiencing mental health problems that include chemical dependency. She also helps with adolescent development and parenting skills. For 14 years, she served as clinical director and manager of the Dallas County Juvenile Probation Department, where she directed all aspects of the Substance Abuse Unit for children ages 10-17 in the juvenile justice system. Previous professional experience includes serving as assistant supervisor of the department for five years and as director of counseling for a ministry center for six years. 

She holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield and a Master of Arts degree in community counseling from Argosy University in Farmers Branch. She has conducted training in various topics in community settings such as the Dallas County Juvenile Department, and Dallas, Garland and Richardson independent school districts. 

She is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) intern. She also holds certifications as a Certified Master Trainer in Motivational Enhancement Therapy, as a Certified Pet Assisted Therapist, as a Certified Probation Officer and as a Certified Trainer in Buprenorphine Treatment (for treatment of opioid use disorders). She is the previous chair of the Dallas Area Drug Prevention Partnership (DADPP) and a practitioner in Emotional Transformation Therapy.