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    About Beginning Anew Counseling and Consulting

    Since 2020, Beginning Anew Counseling and Consulting has been committed to providing quality mental health services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families who are navigating life’s challenges. Our goal is to help clients develop healthy coping strategies and empower them to overcome difficult life situations.  We provide individual, couples, family therapy, and career counseling. We offer telehealth and in-person sessions.    

    Meet Our Team

    Shinah Quinn Russell, EdD, LPC, NCC, ACS

    Shinah Quinn Russell, EdD, LPC, NCC, ACS

    Dr. Shinah Quinn Russell is the Founder and Director of Beginning Anew Counseling and Consulting. She has many years of experience as a therapist, a professional school counselor, teacher and a consultant. She specialize in working with children, adolescents, young adults, women, and families. Her expertise is in the areas

    Janelle A. Layton, EdS, LAPC

    Janelle A. Layton, EdS, LAPC

    Janelle has a passion for working with individuals who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression and trauma. She has 10 years of counseling experience helping clients with ADHD, emotional regulation, self-esteem, boundaries, and peer and relationship issues. As an Associate Professional Counselor Janelle holds advanced degrees in counseling and is under the supervision of a Licensed Professional Counselor.



    Our mission is to provide quality counseling and consulting services to individuals, couples, families, and organizations by empowering them to reach their full potential.


    Empowering individuals, couples, families, and organizations to become the best version of themselves.


    Excellence– We believe in providing services with a spirit of excellence.

    Integrity– We believe in doing what is right and in the best interest of the clients we serve.

    Balance– We believe in having a work life balance.

    Appreciation– We believe in showing appreciation to our employees and clients.

    Contributions– We believe in giving back to the community.

    Service– We believe in providing quality service.

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