Janet M Smith is a Licensed Master of Clinical Social worker (LMSW). Janet has worked in the field for over 20 years. She obtained her undergraduate degree at Madonna University and Masters degree in social work from Eastern Michigan University, completing her degree as an advanced standing student in their accelerated master program. One of Janet’s many specialties is in treating Substance use/abuse disorders and co dependency. Janet has had special training in treating co occurring disorders. depression, anxiety, bi- polar disorders, sexual abuse, and grief. Janet works with teens, adult couples, and families. Janet loves to incorporate her Christian values into counseling. Janet was a member of the Pastoral Ministerial Association in Shiawassee County, which was ecumenical and worked closely with pastors of many faiths. Janet has been invited by various churches to educate their youth regarding the pit falls of drug and alcohol use and peer pressure, and has served of various community task force panels to educate the community about the impact that substance use/ abuse has on families and children. Janet has served in ministry in many different ways including being a youth minister at Immaculate conception church in Lapeer.