Little by Little Counseling
Hope for Frustrated Parents
Boost your child's ability to handle fear and distress with SPACE training - Supportive Parenting for Anxious Child Emotions. Parents are wired to ease a child's distress, but when distress signals overfire, parents can inadvertently reinforce anxious behaviors. SPACE trains parents to respond differently to help your child learn to tolerate distress.
Perhaps you're feeling down, pressured, anxious or overwhelmed by stress or relentless thoughts - maybe you're unsure about the future, grieving, or just feel you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Jan uses Acceptance Commitment Therapy as a framework to help clients with the process of healing, growth, self-discovery and resilience.
Early Childhood Specialist
Jan specializes in helping families of children with disruptive behaviors between the ages of two and seven using Parent Child-Interaction Therapy (PCIT). PCIT uses a unique two-phase parent-coaching model that capitalizes on the parent-child relationship to help reduce tantrums, impulsivity, aggression, defiance, and other difficult behaviors. PCIT enhances a child's self-esteem, promotes pro-social interactions, boosts emotional literacy and self regulation. Parents learn and practice positive discipline, reflective parenting, and how to set firm, consistent limits.
Jan has specialized training from the Yale Child Mind Institute in Supportive Parenting for Anxious Child Emotions (SPACE) to engage parents in the reduction of child anxiety. She is certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and uses Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) when working with adults. Jan received specialized training and supervision in Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) and Filial Therapy by a prominent leader in the field of family therapy during her clinical graduate training. She also serves as an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant to assess and address problematic child behavior in the classroom and childcare centers.
Prior to becoming a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC), Jan spent more than 20 years in disability advocacy. That experience undergirds her strengths-based and person-centered philosophies, which are fundamental in her treatment approaches. She earned a Master of Science in Counseling at Loyola University Maryland and holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is a national board certified counselor (NBCC).
Not sure if therapy is right for you? You may call or email Jan for a free phone consultation.Use the link in the contact area to send secure written correspondence or make an appointment online.
I am a Blue Cross Blue Shield provider. Please verify your health insurance coverage before your first visit. I accept Flex, Health Spending Account, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover.
National Board Certified Counselor (NCC)
Not sure if therapy is right for you? You may call or email Jan for a free phone consultation.Use the link in the contact area to send written correspondence securely or make an appointment online.
Jan is a Blue Cross Blue Shield provider. Please verify your health insurance coverage before your first visit. Flex, Health Spending Accounts, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover accepted.