Janet DeMars, CMHC

Licensed Therapist

“I believe in providing a therapeutic space of safety, trust, respect, and compassion so that my clients can do the therapy that will restore them to wellness and peace in their heart, mind, and body.”

“Being in a place of darkness is not insurmountable. It is often the darkest soil that is the most nourishing and in which the most beautiful flowers and plants emerge. Our well-being is like our own personal garden that we tend to by planting, weeding, pruning, and harvesting.”

“Clients have told me that I hear more than the words they speak, I also hear and connect with the unspoken words of their heart, which tell about the deeper stories, emotions, trauma, and fears.”


  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Group Therapy


  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Relief, Loss and Trauma
  • amily and Partner Relationships
  • Mood Difficulties such as Depression and Anxiety
  • Gambling, Sex and Pornography Addictions
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Emphasis
  • Other Addictions
  • Mindfullness, spirituality, and religious challenges


  •  Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Messiah College (2017) 
  • Clinical Mental Health Counselor (UT)
  • Certified Addiction Counselor (CO) 
  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MN)
  • Association for Addiction Professionals Member (NAADAC) 
  • American Counseling Association Member (ACA),
  • Trauma Emphasized
  • Yoga Instructor
  • Reiki Master

About Janet Demars

After 20 years of using mostly alcohol and some drugs, I became the alcoholic parent that I said I would never be. With much fear, I started on the path of recovery by giving up the drugs and alcohol that had been my closest companions; they had managed my emotions, my social life, defined all my friendships, accompanied me through years of education, and provided me the courage I needed to navigate through life. Today, I am so grateful to no longer look through the fog of addiction. Today, I have the clarity of recovery. I believe that recovery is possible for everyone, and I compassionately understand the immense amount of grief that happens when a person gives up something that is akin to being a best friend. There is fear in not knowing what happens on the other side of losing the dependable companion that is a drug of choice. In my recovery I’ve taken up mountain biking, road biking, tennis, and refined my game of racquetball. I’ve developed a spiritual practice by studying the Yoga Sutras. I enjoy the calm that my Yoga, mindfulness, and meditation practices provide me, which is beyond anything I could have imagined during my drinking career. But most importantly, I have a relationship with my daughters, the best gift of sobriety. All of my relationships are so much richer now that the veil of denial is gone and I know how to be vulnerable and intimate in relationships, using my voice to speak my truth.