Mary Beth Wilkas Janke
Dr. Wilkas Janke has more than 25 years of psychology, security, and investigative experience. As a psychotherapist, Dr. Wilkas Janke believes treatment should be based on the client’s personal goals. She has worked with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, sleeping disorders, women’s issues, and substance abuse. Dr. Wilkas Janke has also conducted research and published work in the areas of stalking and domestic violence, self-esteem and young women, and stress management.
Dr. Wilkas Janke earned a doctorate in Clinical Psychology after an illustrious and varied career that included being a Special Agent in the Washington Field Office the United States Secret Service. She went on to become a protection agent on numerous government contracts and was the only female to ever officially protect a foreign president outside of the United States. As part The Investigative Group, Inc., a global leader in investigative intelligence in Washington D.C., Dr. Wilkas Janke lead an inquiry during the “Iraqgate” investigation and an investigation for 60 Minutes on the Duke Lacrosse scandal. She also served as a counselor in the Stalking Unit of Victim Services in Queens, NY, during which time she researched and created a Stalking Risk Assessment Prototype.
Dr. Wilkas Janke holds a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Widener University in Philadelphia and a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. She received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Indiana University in Bloomington along with a minor degree in Spanish Language, following intensive studies at the Universidad de Sevilla.