About Brynwood Relationship Counseling
We are here to help make your relationship better--much better if you need it! We are marriage-friendly counselors and coaches, we offer a free 10-minute phone consultation to new clients and we start teaching you new relationship skills in your very first session.
At Brynwood Relationship Counseling, we specialize in helping people repair and rekindle their relationships.
If you’ve been wondering how to get the spark back, fall in love again, restore trust & minimize conflict, our experienced counselors can help.
What should we expect?You will meet with a counselor to explore how things got so confusing and messy, and learn the skills you need to create a fulfilling relationship that can last a lifetime.
In the very first session, we introduce you to a clear way of communicating that is emotionally safe and promotes respectful listening. We will develop a plan based on your unique needs as a couple to find ways to improve communication, reduce stressors and create true closeness.
Sessions are for couples of any orientation, gender, or commitment level.
As your couples therapy continues, you will practice validation and empathy, without judgment or criticism. You will learn various ways to get your needs met and to grow into the best partner possible.
Your counselor will give you focused activities to practice at home in between your sessions. This practice is an important part of developing your relationship skills so you can use them in your "real life," outside of the therapy office.
In addition, we will take an in-depth look at the ways each of you get "triggered" and upset. Learning to heal old wounds and treating each other with kindness and daily loving behaviors will move you into a more positive and satisfying relationship.
Who will we work with?
Janna K. Becherer, LCPC
Janna is co-owner of Pathways Employee Support Programs and the senior marriage counselor for Brynwood Relationship Counseling. She is a trusted coach who has helped hundreds of individual adults and couples re-build and repair their relationships at home and at work. She has over 19 years of professional experience as an EAP expert, a creative problem-solver, and a warm, attentive listener. She practices solution-focused, systemic therapy in a safe and supportive environment.
In 2014, Janna was awarded Woman Business Owner of the Year by the Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce.
She has served as a consultant to Caterpillar, Ralston-Purina, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital (now BJC), and McDonnell Douglas Aircraft to help make the workplace a better place. Before moving to Rockford, she owned successful counseling practices in Washington and Naperville, Illinois. She is a Licensed Counselor (LCPC), a certified Imago Relationship Therapist and a National Board-Certified Counselor. She has served on the following local boards: vice-president of the Women’s Art Board for the Rockford Art Museum, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Task Force, past-president of The Literacy Council, policy chair for Rockford Network of Professional Women and Children’s Home and Aid. Janna has also conducted training workshops for the Belvidere Chamber of Commerce, Alpine Kiwanis, and Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries.
Janna has been married to her husband Jack for 31 years. She is also a stepmom to his daughter Kelly and the delighted grandma of little B Jackson. Their latest adventure as a couple is learning ballroom and swing dancing.
She enjoys golf, swimming, cross-country skiing, mystery novels, cooking for family and friends, and walking her rescue dog.
Location: 6072 Brynwood Drive, Suite 107 Rockford, IL 61114
Appointments Available: Mon, Tues, Thurs, 8AM - 7:30PM Wed 4-6PM Fri 8AM-4PM Sat/Sun: Closed