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                                                 "Whatever it is you are going through,
counseling can be a place where you don't have to do it by yourself."
-Janelle Froehlich


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A letter to Teens about Therapy

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dear TEENS...

about THE TEAM



Teen Translation, Inc. C.E.O and Founder Janelle Froehlich is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (90564) and specializes in adolescent and family counseling. She has studied adolescent culture for more than a decade and understands the current teen landscape.  She has worked with various high school populations throughout San Gabriel Valley, providing services for high school students, adolescent groups, and families on campus and in private practice settings.  Janelle is currently in private practice in Pasadena, CA.

In addition to providing clinical services, Janelle is a licensed supervisor and enjoys providing supervision to clinicians in training.  Additionally, she is thrilled to have joined Fuller Graduate School of Psychology as adjunct faculty, where she co-teaches Child and Adolescent Therapy.  


Janelle discovered her passion for working with teens while collaborating with Crescenta Valley Young Life ministries, where she mentored adolescent women through their high school careers. Transitioning from youth ministry to youth counseling, Janelle provided school-based services for San Gabriel Unified School District.  She then founded the Youth Counseling Program at La Canada Presbyterian Church, where she collaborated closely with youth staff, offering services to many La Canada students and neighboring communities during her four years at LCPC. She continues to speak to youth groups in the area, as well as provide trainings for staff and parents.

Janelle also specializes in counseling entertainment industry professionals, focusing on issues of resiliency, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and management of the challenges and stressors associated with pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. 


Janelle completed her dual Masters in 2010, obtaining a Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy from Fuller School of Psychology, and a Master of Arts in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. 



Jacquelyn Larson is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (115070) in Southern California.  She has experience as a therapist, coach, speaker, and artist, and leads with creativity, humor, and compassion in the work she does.  She is passionate about walking alongside those on the brave journey of counseling and breakthrough. 


Jacquelyn began her counseling career at Aveson Charter Schools, where she worked with children, teens, and families.  The teen years are full of many “figure it out” moments, which is exciting, but also challenging as the family unit learns to stretch and grow. She is passionate about working with the upcoming generation of teens, and desires to see teens and families thrive in this season of life.  Jacquelyn would be honored to partner with you.


Before becoming an AMFT, Jacquelyn worked as an actor in television, film and theatre.  She draws upon her artistic background in the therapeutic process, and has found that the integration of the arts and counseling serve to enrich the work of rebuilding, growth, and healing in ways that are restorative and beautiful. 

Jacquelyn has a special place in her heart for working with those in the entertainment industry facing the challenges of maintaining a high level of emotional vulnerability, while simultaneously confronting experiences of rejection, isolation, performance identity and a demand to live in the spotlight. The pressure this puts on families, couples, and individuals is unique.  It can also be toxic if it is not navigated in a healthy manner.

Jacquelyn holds a Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University.  


During her time at Fuller, she trained under Master Therapist Dr. Terry Hargrave, obtaining a certification in Level Two Certified Restoration Therapy.  Jacquelyn is also a certified instructor in MarriageStrong, RelateStrong, as well as a Family Wellness Educator.  She has also served as a mentor in the Forge International Ministry, equipping and encouraging young women to live out their faith and purpose.

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Emily Donavon is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (120923) and specializes in adolescent and family counseling.  She is passionate about including the family in treatment, believes the family system is an invaluable resource of insight and support, and keeps the family context as a guide during the counseling process.


Emily also enjoys working with college and graduate students, specializing in empowering high school students in their transition to college careers (especially during the current challenges facing universities). College is a formative season of life, which comes with its own challenges— choosing a career path being only one of them! Emily has observed the stress and growth higher education produces, believing counseling provides a much-needed space for students.

Emily’s clinical experience includes working with children, teens, and families through Foothill Family Services in Pasadena, CA, where she met with K-12 students on campus, as well as  facilitated a support group for women that have experienced domestic violence. The intersection of these experiences helped her understand the ways conflict at home can impact each member of the family.  In addition, Emily provided couples counseling services at Lake Avenue Church, utilizing Restoration Therapy to support the development of new ways of relating to one another and the world.

about EMILY

Before becoming an AMFT, Emily volunteered during the summers as a camp counselor for teens. These interactions taught her about the unique challenges facing students, the creative ways they cope, and their capacity for resiliency.  These personal relationships, paired with clinical training, have fueled Emily’s passion for working with adolescents and their families.


Emily is from a suburb of Chicago, IL, and moved to California to complete her therapist training. The mountains and beaches of California have made it quickly feel like home, and she does not miss Midwestern winters! 


Emily holds a Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology, with an emphasis in Medical Family Therapy, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from North Central University in Minneapolis, MN. During her time at Fuller, Emily trained under Dr. Miyoung Yoon Hammer, obtaining certification in Level One and Two Restoration Therapy.  She is thrilled to bring her personal, educational, and professional experiences to Teen Translation!

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Letter to Parents about Therapy

dear PARENTS...

Whatever it is you are going through, counseling can be a place where you don't have to do it by yourself.


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