Janell and Aaron Lane
Janell Lane is an EMDR trained, Trauma-centered Licensed Mental Health Counselor, with over 12 years of experience, working in a variety of settings, with different cultural backgrounds. She is a dynamic and powerful counselor, presenter, speaker, community activist, and trainer with a unique way of relating information. She holds a Bachelor of Art in Psychological Science with minors in Criminal Justice and Social Work, in addition to a Master of Art Degree in Mental Health Counseling, with an emphasis in providing community-based mental health services, from Ball State University. Janell is Co-founder, alongside her husband Aaron, of Courageous Healing, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization specializing in culturally-centered mental health services and supports. She and her husband also Co-lead Courageous Living, LLC. which focuses on increasing cultural awareness and proficiency of individuals, organizations, & entities who serve and work with diverse populations through: providing quality equity and inclusion training, consulting services, symposiums and conferences, and public speaking services. Janell has a passion for program development and a deep commitment to addressing systemic issues, while continuing to love the direct provision of mental health counseling and social services & supports. She has extensive experience in providing community outreach, diversity training, workshops, mediation, and professional development in a variety of areas, including Restorative Interventions, Trauma Informed Approaches, etc. To maximize services provided, she utilizes time-sensitive methods in her approach, which balances warmth and support, with an honest, direct, and practical style of communication. Janell is committed to building bridges and pathways to racial reconciliation by way of creating safety, understanding, and opportunities for healing cross-culturally. Janell is also open to incorporating spiritual principles for interested clients.
Aaron, Co-founder of Courageous Healing, has a Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in Law and Society, with a minor in Organizational Leadership & Supervision, in addition to a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Tech University. Aaron also holds a second Master’s in Clinical Social Work, from Indiana University. Integrating his passion for personal and professional development and systemic change, Aaron enjoys working at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels, advocating for policy change to address systemic barriers, while helping heal individuals and families. In addition, Aaron, Co-founded Courageous Living, LLC, a for-profit consulting company, where he has spent the last 6 years doing motivational speaking, consulting, and program development. He has a vast knowledge-base comprised of certifications in Emotional Intelligence, Lominger, DISC, MBTI and a variety of other trainings. He has a strong passion for mentoring and motivating others to achieve life goals through expanding their knowledge base, supporting their interpersonal growth, and challenging the status quo. Having corporate experience coupled with a background in athletics and coaching, has equipped him with a unique approach to motivation. He is devoted to and gifted in working with diverse populations, creating unity among others, and being a catalyst for community impact.