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Meet Dr. Jan Wares, Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD

Dr. Jan Wares is a licensed professional national certified counselor. With a foundation in psychology, I earned my B.A. and M.A. degrees from Argosy University, followed by doctoral studies at Northcentral University, specializing in health psychology which addresses mind/body connections to health.

Expertise in Crisis Intervention

Throughout my career, I've honed my skills in crisis intervention, particularly in addressing suicidal ideation, notably through my involvement with a crisis and suicide hotline. I've also led ten-week aftercare programs aiding adolescents grappling with suicidal thoughts and substance abuse.

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Other Areas of Expertise

My expertise extends to family dynamics, including navigating divorce, teen pregnancy, and blended family challenges. My commitment lies in promoting mental wellness through compassionate counseling and tailored support. I'm passionate about aiding families to navigate the challenges and cultivate unity within the familial structure. Employing an integrated therapeutic approach melding family therapy with cognitive-behavioral therapy, I strive to bolster healthy communication and functioning within families.

Holistic Approach to Individual Well-Being

With expertise in health psychology, I extend my focus beyond the physical realm to encompass holistic individual well-being. Recognizing the interplay between physical, mental, psychological, social, and spiritual facets, I underscore the importance of addressing the entirety of an individual's being in my counseling practice, emphasizing holistic wellness encompassing body, mind, and spirit.

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Reach Out to Me

For appointments or questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. I'm here to support you on your journey towards holistic wellness. Reach out today to take the first step towards a healthier, more fulfilling life.