Formal Training

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counseling and Higher Education
University of North Texas, 2004

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Counseling
University of North Texas, 1999

Bachelor of Art (B.A.) in Professional Studies
University of Hawaii, 1985


Experience and Internships

Northwest High School | Justin, Texas

  • High School Counselor Intern
  • Counseled Students

Issues Included: Self-Mutilation, Running Away, Drug and Alcohol Use/Dependency, Bullying, Fitting In, Friendships, Thoughts of Suicide, Self-Esteem, Sexual Identity, Family Issues, Communication, Dealing with Parents/Adults, Depression, Anxiety, Fear, Future, Post-Secondary Training & Careers


Denton County Children’s Advocacy Center | Lewisville, Texas

  • Counselor for abuse victims and their families
  • Teen Group Counselor
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Worked with Law Enforcement Officers and Child Protective Services
  • Child Play Therapy

Issues Included: Boundaries, Safety Issues, Understanding Sexual Behavior, Fear, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Family Issues, Financial Issues, Security, Parenting, Communication, Victimization, Assertiveness Training, Divorce, & Abuse


Child and Family Resource Center | Denton, Texas

  • Marriage Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Play Therapy
  • Groups for parents and other care givers as partners of play
  • Divorce Recovery

Issues Included: Divorce, Parenting, Anxiety, Chronic Pain Management, Boundaries, Communication, Blended Families, Depression, Assertiveness Training, Self-Esteem, Bipolar, ADHD, Stress, Cultural issues, & Sexual Issues


University of North Texas – Athletics | Denton, Texas

  • Academic Mentor in a Program for Athletes
  • Group Facilitation for Athletes

Issues Included: Self-Esteem, Academic Failure, Career Counseling, & Time Management


University of North Texas Denton, Texas

  • Field Placement Supervisor for Master Level Counselors
  • Supervision of Master Counselors
  • Site Visits for Master Interns

Issues Included: Self-Esteem, Academic Failure, Career Counseling, & Time Management


Advantage Healthcare Services | Fort Worth, Texas

  • Individual Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluations
  • Supervisor for Counselor Interns

Issues Included: Chronic Pain Management, Career Counseling, Pacing, Medication Dependency/Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Assertiveness Training, Self-Esteem, Sexual Issues, Sleeping, Fear, Financial Issues, Worthlessness, Family Issues, Marriage Issues, Worry, Bipolar, ADHD, & Helplessness


“Dr. Jan Live” Radio Show | Irving, Texas

  • Radio Show Host
  • Live Call-in Show, 12 weeks

Experiences: Set up topics, answered questions, helped callers understand their issue from a different perspective.


MHN Behavioral Health | Irving, Texas

  • Worked With Hospitals for In-patients Mental Health Admissions
  • Check Insurance Benefits & Gave Authorizations for Individuals
  • Answered Emergency Phone Calls

Issues Included: Triaged suicidal members, provided help to find services in member’s area, educated members about mental health issues


Dispute Resolution Services | Fort Worth, Texas

Co-mediator for couples, divorces, and child custody agreements.
Mediator for teens in juvenile detention centers to help bring them back to their homes and families.

Issues Included: Divorce, child custody, mediation, safety-plans, family reintegration.


Call My Office, or Schedule an Appointment Online

My specialty is helping couples, families, step-families, children, teens, and individuals resolve the complications within that hinder the growth of their relationships. Please know that, throughout your counseling, you are the leader and I am your resource. I want you to take full responsibility for what you want to change and work at a pace that is truly your own. If you’d like to set an appointment, call my office in Trophy Club, TX, today at 817-729-7807, or select a service by visiting our online appointment scheduler.