About Janelle Hallman

Licensed Professional Counselor



Dr. Janelle Hallman is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice with an office on the north and south side of the Denver Metro area. She has had the joy of sitting with many very special men and women over the years. Janelle has been in private practice since 1993 and is passionate about honoring and respecting the unique and special life and journey each client represents. She is a great listener, always authentic, and always ready to see the gold in each person.

She is also skilled in gently facilitating growth and healing in a way that allows her clients to remain stabilized while courageously facing and processing many difficult and painful emotions or new insights. Besides her love of sitting with men and women in the counseling office, she is also passionate about supervising new counselors working toward licensure and consulting other licensed professionals. Dr. Hallman also offers counseling intensives, supervision groups and consultation groups.

She obtained a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision as a means to provide even greater oversight and management of her practice as well as supplement her credentials for academic teaching. She has also been a regular presenter at a variety of professional mental health workshops and conferences and trains clergy and lay audiences.

Professional Experience

Licensed Professional Counselor, Janelle Hallman, PhD, LPC, PLLC

General counseling practice working with adult individuals seeking support in facing wounds, traumas, or losses from the past; navigating current circumstances that create emotional instability or questions surrounding one’s identity or relationship status; or more practical concerns such as the need to explore career options.

Westminster, Colorado (2017 – present)

Licensed Professional Counselor and Director of Janelle Hallman & Associates, Inc.
General counseling practice staffed by five clinicians with a specialty in faith-based sexual and gender minorities. Also provided counseling intensives, supervision, consultation, and psychoeducation.

Westminster, Colorado (1993 – 2017).

Executive Director, Desert Hope Ministries
A Christian non-profit organization offering coaching and retreats for faith-based parents of LGBT children, life coaching in general, personal growth groups, transformational workshops, resources, and speaking services. Westminster, Colorado (2001 – present). Visit Desert Hope’s Website.

Adjunct Professor, Denver Seminary
Denver, Colorado (2003 – 2013, 2016 – present).

Assistant Professor, Counseling Division, Denver Seminary
Denver, Colorado (2013 – 2016).

Adjunct Professor, Counseling Division, Colorado Christian University
Denver, Colorado (1998 – 2001, 2009 – 2013).


Professional Education

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision: Regent University, School of Counseling and Psychology, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 2014.

M.A. in Counseling with Honors:  Denver Seminary, 1995. Also completed graduate course work at Colorado Christian University, MABC program.

B.A. in Economics with Distinction: University of Colorado at Denver, 1985.

Paralegal Certificate: Denver Paralegal Institute, 1981.


Hallman, J., Yarhouse, M., & Suarez, E. (2018). Shame and Psychosocial Development in Religiously Affiliated Sexual Minority Women. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 46, 3-21. doi:10.1177/0091647117748450

Hallman, J. (2015). Do No Harm: Considerations in Supporting Youth with Same-Sex Attraction. In J. E. Smith & Fr. P. Check (Eds.), Living the Truth in Love: Pastoral Approaches to Same Sex Attraction (pp. 219-243). San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press.

Gilbert, A., Grande, T., Hallman, J., & Underwood, L. (2015). Screening incarcerated juveniles utilizing the MAYSI-2. Journal of Correctional Health Care, 21(1), 35-44.

Hallman, J. (2014). W Sercu Kobiecego Homoseksualizmu: co mówi nauka? Poznań, Poland: Fundacja Edukacji Zdrowotnej I Psychoterapii.

Hallman, J. (2014). Shame and Psychosocial Development in Religiously-Affiliated Sexual Minority Females (Doctoral Dissertation, Regent University). Available from ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing. 3579985.

Grande, T., Hallman, J., Rutledge, B., Caldwell, K., Upton, B., Underwood, L. … Rehfuss, M. (2012). Examining mental health symptoms in male and female incarcerated juveniles. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 30, 365-369. doi:10.1002/bsl.2011

Grande, T., Hallman, J., Underwood, L., Warren, K., & Rehfuss, M. (2012). Treating detained juveniles: Measuring mental health traits and gender differences. Review of European Studies, 4, 95-104. doi:10.5539/res.v4n5p14

Grande, T., Hallman, J., Caldwell, K., & Underwood, L. (2011). Using the BASC-2 to assess mental health needs of incarcerated juveniles: Implications for treatment and release. Corrections Today, December, 100-104.

Hallman, J. (2011). Come out to life. In A. Lustrea, M. Schmidt, & L. Neff (Eds.), Tending the soul: 90 days of spiritual nourishment (p. 166-167). Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

Hallman, J. (2009). The basics of therapy with women with unwanted same-sex attraction. In J. H. Hamilton, & P. J. Henry (Eds.), Handbook of therapy for unwanted homosexual attractions: A guide to treatment. Xulon Press.

Hallman, J. (2008). The heart of female same-sex attraction: A comprehensive counseling resource. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. Translations in Polish and Spanish. German translation in process.

Professional Licensure

Licensed Professional Counselor, Colorado License #1689.

The Mental Health Licensing Section of the Division of Registrations regulates the practice of licensed professional counselors. If you feel that your rights have been violated or if you have any questions, concerns, or complaints regarding the practice of professional counseling, please contact: The State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners.

Professional Awards

Ph.D. Merit Award, Regent University
Listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who of American Women, 2007
Listed in Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 2007-2008
Outstanding Graduate, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado at Denver, 1985
National Dean’s List, 1985
Top Student, Dean’s List, University of Colorado at Denver, Fall 1983 semester

Contact Me

To inquire about counseling, consulting, or supervision with Dr. Hallman, please either call the below phone number or fill out the following form.

For emergencies, call 911 or visit your nearest hospital.

Janelle Hallman, PhD, LPC, PLLC

8461 Turnpike Dr. #110
Westminster, CO 80031

South counseling office – off Mineral and Pierce

6638 West Ottawa Avenue, Suite #150-1
Littleton, CO 80128

North counseling office – off Boulder Turnpike at Sheridan

8461 Turnpike Dr #110
Westminster, CO 80031