About Brynwood Relationship Counseling

Brynwood Relationship Counseling is dedicated to improving and revitalizing relationships. Our marriage-friendly counselors and coaches offer a free 10-minute phone consultation to new clients and begin teaching relationship skills from the first session. Specializing in repairing and rekindling relationships, we help couples rediscover the spark, rebuild trust, and reduce conflict.

In your initial session, our counselors provide a safe space to explore issues and introduce effective communication techniques. Sessions are tailored to your specific needs as a couple, focusing on enhancing communication, managing stress, and fostering genuine intimacy. We welcome couples of all orientations, genders, and commitment levels, ensuring a supportive environment for every relationship. Throughout therapy, you’ll learn to validate each other’s experiences and practice empathy without judgment. Our counselors offer practical exercises to practice at home, essential for integrating newfound skills into everyday life. By addressing triggers and promoting daily acts of kindness, we guide couples towards a more positive and fulfilling relationship experience.

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.