Janet L. Howes, LMSW-C/M, ACSW, has been a medical social workerand therapist since 1971. Her experience has covered a broad range of issues and she has been able to assist countless people find the solutions they seek by tapping into their own strengths, providing resources and information, and by practicing new ways of perceiving, processing, and responding.

Now associated with Beacon Counseling, Janet has operated in the Lansing area for over 20 years. She is a part of the community and she is here to help. Several types of insurance are accepted as well as cash payment. Her current practice specializes in chronic illness, Alzheimer's and related dementias, Huntington's Disease, end of life issues,relationship problems, anxiety, families new to the United States,military service, substance abuse, and depression.

Janet Howes was recognized as Michigan's Social Worker of the Year in 2001 by the National Association of Social Workers - Michigan Chapter. She continues to build upon the values and skills that make her stand out among her peers in a way that offers her clients exceptional service of a caring and experienced professional. She is a 1971 graduate of the University of Michigan School of Social Work, majoring in Group Work and Case Work. She has a Master's of Social Work (1971) and has worked professionally in the field of counseling, support groups, and case management in a clinical setting.