I lived in Michigan for 44 years until my relocating a year ago to Ohio for lots of major life changes! Making such a dramatic change to my life has been so rewarding. What we can accomplish when we step outside of our comfort zone!
I have a deep faith and am very spiritually-minded. I believe that God has a plan for each of us. The older I get, the more I realize that I need God and prayer in my life. I have struggled with finding my way at times but my spirituality guided me through the most difficult times in my life. "I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me." That is the truth on many levels.
I received my Master of Social Work degree from Michigan State University in 2004, where I graduated with honors. I am currently a licensed social worker in Michigan and I also have my LISW certification in Ohio.
I worked in the field of child welfare for 19 years as a worker and then a supervisor so child abuse and the resulting trauma are among my specialties. I am currently a supervisor in an agency where we ensure that those living with HIV get access to all things needed to thrive.
I practiced individual counseling in Michigan for over five years. I have worked with people with a wide range of concerns including depression, relationship issues (including domestic violence), self-esteem, LBGTQ, anxiety/stress/panic attacks, OCD, ADD, and others.
I live my life, both personally and professionally, as I treat all people with dignity, sensitivity, compassion, and respect. I do not judge anyone, regardless of their life situation. My counseling style is warm and interactive, focusing on mindfulness. My approach involves cognitive theory (one's thinking directly effects one's decision-making); humanistic (growth and self-actualization); and holistic (visualization, meditation, guided imagery).
We will develop goals and a treatment plan together and our conversations will be tailored to what you need from me and what works best for you.
It takes courage to seek out ways to live a fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am proud of you for taking those first steps and I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties
LISW #I.1800932 (Expires: 2022-04-17)
I am always surprised how quickly she responds. She even checks on me if I haven't written in awhile. She is a calming influence and has good ideas for improving my outlook and understanding.
Jana is easy to talk to and it’s convenient to just send a message anytime whenever something is on my mind.
Jana is a great counselor! She listens to my needs and sends me information to help me reach my goals.