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Joseph Janesz, PhD, LICDC


Joseph Janesz, PhD, LICDC
Department: Psychiatry and Psychology
Associate Staff
Location: Lutheran Hospital
Mail Code Lutheran 2A
1730 W. 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Joseph Janesz, PhD, is an Associate Staff and Director of the Outpatient Executive and Professional Program at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Janesz has been a Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, lecturer, author and national Consultant for the past 30 years. He began his tenure with Cleveland Clinic in 1981.

Dr. Janesz completed his undergraduate work at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and received his PhD degree from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. His training includes couples and group therapy, performance enhancement and sports psychology, executive coaching and management and organizational consulting.

Dr. Janesz consults with a wide range of clients in the medical, legal, financial, sports and entertainment fields. He has been a Consultant to the National Football League for the past 20 years and a key player in the first NFL Players Assistance Program -- the Cleveland Browns "Inner Circle Program." Dr. Janesz has extensive experience in treating impaired professionals.

Professional Highlights

  • Bruce Hubbard Stewart Award, Cleveland Clinic, for clinical excellence
  • Director, Outpatient Executive and Professional Program
  • Directed the conduct management program for the Cleveland Browns, initiated by the National Football League's Players Assistance Program, 2007
  • Clinical Network Provider, National Basketball League's Substance Abuse Program and Players Assistance Program

Education & Fellowships

Doctorate - Kent State University
Kent, OH USA
Graduate - Kent State University
Kent, OH USA
Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA

Specialty Interests

Academic And Career, Chemical Dependency, chemical dependency rehabilitation, co-dependency, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, couples and group therapy, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, drug testing, Executive Coaching, General Psychotherapy, individual therapy, lifespan developmental problems, marital & family functioning, organizational development consulting, psychology of performance, sports psychiatry, Sports Counseling

Additional Training

  • Extensive training with the National Football League's Substance Use Program as a Treating Clinician
  • Specialty training in sexual deviation syndromes from Johns Hopkins University
  • Twenty-five years experience and training in executive coaching and performance enhancement
  • Expert Group Facilitator for executives and professionals
  • Comprehensive training in couples therapy

Innovations & Patents

Assisted in the development of the first substance abuse program in the National Football League for the Cleveland Browns, known as the "Inner Circle Program."


  • American Psychological Association
  • American Counseling Association
  • American Counseling Association for Specialists in Group Work
  • National Rehabilitation Association
  • International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors

Treatment & Services

  • Chemical Dependency Treatment
  • Cognitive-behavioral Treatment
  • Counseling
  • Couples Therapy
  • Drug Testing
  • Drug/alcohol Rehabilitation
  • Executive Coaching
  • General Psychotherapy
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital & Family Psychotherapy
  • Medical Weight Management
  • Organizational Development Consulting
  • Outpatient Psychotherapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Sexual Compulsion
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Spiritual And Religious Issues
  • Sports Psychiatry

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Executive Stress
  • Lifespan Developmental Problems
  • Marital, Family & Relationship Difficulties
  • Spirituality Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Tobacco Dependence

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/1/2015, Dr. Janesz has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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