"Good architecture is like a good therapy session, a good marriage, a good poem - gently and almost invisibly allowing you to be you, as flawed and as beautiful as you are." -- Robert Sullivan
Therapy is about you finding the ability to be the desired ideal of yourself. My place is to work together with you as an assistant in finding the tools and possibilities.
I have advanced training in Mindfulness from the Center for Mind and Body Medicine; completed the Level 1 & 2 training of Gottman Method Couples Therapy; trained in ACT and trained in EMDR for working with trauma and other issues keeping you from being you. I am a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, (ACBS) https://contextualscience.org and a Verified Member of The Gottman Relationship Checkup https://checkup.gottman.com/couple/faq
In my past, I have been a Marine, a contractor and a pastor. I have 4 adult children and grandchildren. These things affect how I see and interact with the world and provides a unique platform from which to work with clients. Contact me to begin the process of change.
I provide psychotherapy services for individuals, couples, and families to address issues related to marriage, relationships with others, parenting, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief/loss, isolation, stress, and personal/spiritual growth. Taking a collaborative goal-oriented approach, I walk alongside each individual, couple and family in the process of finding healing from the past, peace in the present, and hope for the future.
I received my Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University. I'm certified in Play Therapy and utilize play therapy techniques to effectively work with children and families. I'm also trained in Prepare Enrich premarital assessments, and have completed Level 1 and Level 2 training of Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
As a wife, mother, and professional I know that relationships can be both rewarding and challenging, and that sometimes it takes an outside perspective to help navigate life. Using a blend of therapeutic approaches tailored to your specific needs, our work together will support, promote and encourage your healing and growth.
Jana Hinz, MS, LCMFT, LCAC
Jana is a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist and a licensed masters addiction counselor. She is passionate about helping others transform their lives by renewing their minds. Jana uses brain-based therapies to support her clients in moving toward health and improved quality of life and relationships.
Jana has extensive experience working with individuals in active addiction and transitioning into early recovery. She believes that addiction begins as an attempted solution to a painful problem and that recovery is achievable and sustainable. Jana also has personal and professional experience in managing chronic pain. She looks for emotional conditions that may be exacerbating the physical pain and teaches emotion-regulation skills aimed at relieving symptoms of pain as well as the underlying trauma, depression or anxiety.
Jana is also an Adjunct Professor at Friends University and offers individual and group supervision to marriage and family therapists working toward clinical licensure.