Janiece Kumar is originally from Chicago, Illinois and has extensive travel to different countries in her lifetime. She is a veteran of foreign wars that served in the United States Army Reserve (1981-1994) then went to serve in combat during the Desert Storm Era (1990- 1991) in Saudia Arabia.
Ms. Kumar is currently working on her PhD in International Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a focus on collective trauma within cultural-specific groups and providing trauma-informed care to individuals suffering from trauma as well as populations who have experienced natural disaster such as earthquakes.
Ms. Kumar graduated from the University of Illinois @ Chicago with a B.S. degree in applied research psychology in 2002. Then awarded her M.S. degree in 2009 from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago, Illinois to work specifically with veteran populations with disabilities and provide vocational rehabilitation. Ms. Kumar has experience of working with children in Foster Care (DCFS). Currently provide services to men, women, and adolescent populations with substance use disorders (SUD) and co-occurring mental health disorders by utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing skills (M.I.)
Ms. Kumar also has experience collaborating with adolescent girls with eating and co-occurring substance use disorders (SUD). Ms. Kumar will sit her licensure exam in 2024 to become a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Ms. Kumar loves people as well as animals and believes that animals can mentally soothe clients who are in despair from grief and loss issues.
Ms. Kumar is a practitioner in meditation and yoga, working out and enjoys riding and taking care of horses through Equine Therapy. She is also a devoted learner of Buddhist psychology to support clients who have a passion to improve their spirituality and connect to their Higher Power.