Wielding expertise in psychology, neuropsychology, counseling, and family therapy, Janice Hall, PhD excels as the Director of Curriculum Development and Complex Case Management at TimelyCare, a telehealth platform that provides virtual access to medical and mental health services to college and university students. In this role, she oversees a team of counselors providing services across the 50 states, manages educational opportunities, and facilitates scheduled counseling sessions. She specializes in handling complex cases and is actively involved in the committee responsible for developing plans. Prior to this appointment, she was active at the organization in the position of Executive Director of Mental Health.
In addition to her endeavors at TimelyCare, Dr. Hall, a devoted woman of faith, previously served as the owner and Chief Executive Officer at Family Christian Resources, where she provided a range of services—consulting, teaching, providing client care, and supervising graduate students. Between 2002 and 2008, she worked as the Executive Director at the Richland Hills Counseling Center, where her responsibilities ranged from administration and therapy to assessments, seminars, and guiding graduate students. She has also been practicing for more than 30 years, spent years on the Board of Christian Works for Children—which focuses on grief work for children, adoption, and counseling—and has lent her expertise as an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Texas.
Over the course of her career, Dr. Hall has taught resilience to care team professionals and providers, who in turn teach it to students. Additionally, she has conducted research on the resilience strategies of underprivileged children on the streets of Nairobi, Kenya in Africa and conducted a seminar in Hungary. Her focus on resilience stems from her own core values and her understanding of the importance of character strengths—it was resiliency that helped her get through a stroke. She took a course by Martin Seligman from the University of Pennsylvania, who was known as the “Father of Resiliency.” As she delved deeper into teaching character strengths, she realized she was already applying the principles she had learned.
In preparation for her professional journey, Dr. Hall, who was initially interested in becoming a pediatrician, pursued a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a focus on special education at UT Austin. She worked with seventh-, eighth-, and ninth-graders, which is what made her realize the importance of therapy for them and their families, leading her to Texas A&M University and a summer at the University of Miami, where she developed a strong interest in therapy. She ended up attending Harvard for development psychology for one summer during her time at Abilene Christian University—after teaching for a year, she was offered the position of Assistant Director of Student Counseling for college students.
Looking toward the future, Dr. Hall is planning to write a book on resiliency and intends to include her family members in various chapters. During her visit to Kenya, she witnessed children displaying resilience and even created drawings for her. She feels that it is time to start writing, publishing, and taking things forward.