Jane is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who provides individual psychotherapy utilizing a Christian Biblical perspective.
Having 25 years of experience working in a variety of settings, she is passionate about helping people find purpose-filled lives by utilizing Cognitive Behavioral counseling techniques (CBT) and Biblical Scripture. Jane will walk clients through the scriptures to discover the peace, joy, directions, and sometimes the answers and secrets planted plainly in God's Word.
As a Solution Focused Therapist, working with Jane is more than just talking things out. Vowing not to misuse your time, clients have found relief from their suffering in as little as 2 - 4 weeks of therapy! Clients will examine different avenues that were previously unexplored. You will be able to express your thoughts and emotions without judgment, yet she will gently but directly point you in the direction you may need to focus, all while providing encouragement. Clients are given homework after almost every session and given positive feedback as they practice new skills leading towards healing.
A recent client described what it was like working with Jane: "Jane exudes compassion when guiding her clients through their struggles. Using a faith-based approach, she reminds clients of the promises of God."
What is Jane's background? An Illinois native, she grew up in Naperville before attending college —graduating from Aurora University with a Bachelor's degree. After getting married, she pursued a counseling degree through the University of Illinois and received her Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. After starting out in the field of addictions, working with multiple mental health concerns, including extreme anxiety & depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, she pursued a career as a school counselor at a private catholic college-preparatory high school just before opening her private practice.
Jane offers REMOTE COUNSELING
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
I offer discount rates as low as $300 per month, including four weekly sessions. Restriction applies.
Years of Experience: 28 years
Are You Ready Counseling, LLC, Owner/Therapist, 2023 - Present
University of Illinois, Masters of Science, 1996
Aurora University, Bachelors of Arts, 1991