STAR Consulting & Associates, LCC, and
STAR Consulting for the Workplace utilize the STAR technique:
SIMULATE, TARGETED INTENT, ACHIEVEMENT, RESOLVE
Designed by practice leader, Ms. Janice A. Gnas
, this technique is the foundation for all the company’s services. Life transitions, an ongoing process, with help and support can become an adventure.
The practice leader, Ms. Gnas, is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC). She holds a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology (M.S.) with an emphasis in professional counseling, education and training in the community.
With many years of experience in the area of learning representation styles, Ms. Gnas is able to determine how an individual learns, how they process information, and their ability to adapt to change. In addition, she also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and possesses extensive knowledge in Organizational and Behavioral Development
Ms. Gnas is well-qualified to help
professionals set goals and manage change.
Ms. Gnas provides Employee Assistance Program (EAP
) services to a wide variety of companies, clients and their dependents. Affiliated with major healthcare organizations, she possesses over twenty years experience as a professional counselor in behavioral health and substance abuse treatment
in Southeastern Wisconsin. Ms. Gnas’s clinical orientation includes:
Cognitive behavioral therapy - this approach emphasizes the important role of thinking, and determines how an individual feels and what they do
Solution focused therapy - a specific type of brief therapy, this approach focuses on how individuals envision their future, rather than focusing on their current problems.
Using both types of therapy, Ms. Gnas helps focus individuals to assess their strengths and weakness, in the moment, to allow them to move forward toward their future goal.
Licenses and Credentials
LPC - (Licensed Professional Counselor)
Specialist who provides professional counseling services involving psychotherapy, human development, learning theory, and group dynamics to individuals, couples, and families.
NCC - (National Certified Counselor)
Established by the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC), this voluntary certification is not required for supervised or independent practice. The NCC credential identifies counselors who have voluntarily sought and met standards that exceed basic licensure requirements. It is not, however, a substitute for state-mandated licensure. Many states use the NCC examination as part of their licensing requirements, which may provide license portability for counselors who wish to practice in more than one state.
CSAC - (Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor)
Provides counseling to individuals and families affected by addictions and chemical dependency
ICADC - (Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor)
This certification is required by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for recognition as a Substance Abuse Professional
SAP - (Substance Abuse Professional)
SAP is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.