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I honestly am not sure if my practice would be where it is today if it was not for Jan’s overall help and knowledge, the way she motivated me, and how confident she not only made me feel but showed me how to find that confidence within myself.

TARA AMANNA

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M.ED., LPC

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Jan gave me the push I needed to set boundaries with my clients, learn to value my time and services, increase my prices, and grow my business. I am now less stressed and making more money than ever.

JENNIFER WALDSMITH

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CEO, THE MOM EMPIRE

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She is completely relatable but also challenges me to be who I am. I never realized how much I hide myself to turn into a chameleon & avoid a tough decision or an awkward conversation. I would highly recommend Jan. I am still a client, and now I feel empowered to be a better me!

RECOVERING PERFECTIONIST

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NAPLES, FL

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I honestly am not sure if my practice would be where it is today if it was not for Jan’s overall help and knowledge, the way she motivated me, and how confident she not only made me feel but showed me how to find that confidence within myself.

TARA AMANNA

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M.ED., LPC

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Jan gave me the push I needed to set boundaries with my clients, learn to value my time and services, increase my prices, and grow my business. I am now less stressed and making more money than ever.

JENNIFER WALDSMITH

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CEO, THE MOM EMPIRE

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She is completely relatable but also challenges me to be who I am. I never realized how much I hide myself to turn into a chameleon & avoid a tough decision or an awkward conversation. I would highly recommend Jan. I am still a client, and now I feel empowered to be a better me!

RECOVERING PERFECTIONIST

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NAPLES, FL

BRIGHTER JOURNEY

I have been going to Jan for over a year now and she has helped me in so many ways. Not only has she opened my eyes about many things but has also given me the tools I need to head towards a brighter journey. She is very flexible and always tries her hardest to accommodate my hectic schedule. I wouldn’t think of going to anyone else. I had gone to other professionals prior to meeting her and was never happy. With Jan I am comfortable and I highly recommend her services.

LD
Somerville, NC

SENSE OF URGENCY

It is my distinct pleasure and sincere honor to personally recommend Jan.  We came to her several months ago in dire need of help. From day one, she has had a sense of urgency for our situation while providing understanding, empathy, attention, acceptance, and encouragement. Jan has provided… the ability to independently solve problems by not handing out solutions, but by TEACHING how to approach each situation that we may encounter while giving the tools necessary to do so. We have learned through our time with Jan new ways of thinking, the importance of being honest with ourselves, how to manage our emotions and, most importantly, how to effectively communicate; all of which is possible because she encourages and facilitates ways of practicing the new skills, and embracing new habits while using them in our everyday life. With much gratitude.

LC

GENUINE

I have had the pleasure of working with Jan from 2011 – 2017. Jan expertly helped me …and supported me as I worked my way through.   the pain. Once the work of that task was complete, I became acutely aware of how early events shaped my interactions… I began to see that I wasn’t very clear in what I wanted or expected. Jan helped me to see that I could feel so much stronger as a woman when I began to speak up for myself. She patiently guided me as I took baby steps to reclaiming myself: my likes, my dislikes, my goals, what I was willing and unwilling to do for someone else. She assigned homework, which was so very beneficial for me. I believe my progress was amplified by my willingness to work on myself outside of our weekly hour. Jan did her best to prepare me for the fact that relationships would be tested with the new way that I was being myself. (The improved me, JP 2.0). She genuinely wanted me to be my happiest self, the best version of me. The skills she left me with here in NJ have gotten me through additional rough patches. Thanks to Jan I feel confident that I can handle any situation life throws at me and know that I will come out, not just ok, but happier for the decisions I have made. I no longer coast with the status quo for fear of rocking the boat. I speak up for myself; and that feels really good!

JP

ATTENTIVE & CARING

I reached out to Jan … she took her time and answered all the questions I had right away, and I booked an appointment in the following days. Jan made me realize a lot of things that were going on in my life. What I loved the most, was that she is a realist and always made me understand things by clarifying situations. She is very professional …I recommend her to everyone who needs to have clarity in their life; she’s amazing.

VS

HOPE RESTORED

After years of never once connecting with or feeling truly understood by anyone, I was completely ready to give up hope. I was referred to Jan by a friend and within 5 minutes of meeting her I knew the hope I had given up on had been restored. I came to Jan Marie with several issues. From day 1 there was never any delusion or confusion about the type of help and services that she could offer me. If she felt that she could not, or was not the best person to address a particular issue I was having, Jan being as extremely resourceful as she is, made sure to find someone or some other type of resource that could address a particular need I may have had. But what struck me most about Jan was her compassion and understanding, but even more was the sincerity with which she offered it. I have never felt so comfortable and truly cared about by almost anyone. Jan takes what she does to an entirely different level and while being 100% professional offers the support, trust, and understanding most would be lucky to find in a best friend. She completely changed my views. Bottom line, Jan was the support and guidance I needed at a time I needed it most and she will never know what she has done for me or the level of gratitude, admiration, and respect that I hold for her both as a professional but more importantly as a person.

TP
Bergen County

SAFE, UNBIASED

Prior to meeting Jan I felt like I was drowning with all of my responsibilities as a mom, wife, and employee. I am now able to prioritize things in my life and make time for me. Her suggestions led to lots of self discovery and more effective communication within my relationships. I am finally able to breathe again and have learned to navigate life, and live a more balanced life overall. I am appreciative of the clarity she has brought to my life and thank her tremendously.

K
Naples, FL

UNDERSTANDING

When I first considered going to Jan, I was very skeptical. I thought I knew exactly what my problems were (mainly other people) and I just wanted an unbiased opinion on how to fix them. I remember a few weeks in I said, “okay how soon will I see results?” I was frustrated in my career, confused in my dating life, disconnected from family, and really lost within myself.  During our sessions I find myself beginning to explain why I reacted a certain way and she says, “Oh I know – I know YOU…” That’s what is so special about Jan, she is completely relatable but also challenges me to be who I am. I never realized how much I hide myself to turn into a chameleon & avoid a tough decision or an awkward conversation. I would highly recommend Jan. I am still a client, and now I feel empowered to be a better me!

Recovering Perfectionist
Naples, FL

Positive: Communication, Professionalism, Quality

I met Jan when I was just beginning my career and we worked together in a high school.  During this time, Jan had a private practice while I was still working on my licensure for counseling.  Once I earned my license I was no longer working in the same district as Jan but reached out to her to see if she would allow me to pick her brain about opening a private practice.  Sadly, in my experience in this field, some private practice clinicians are not very willing to help others due to competition.  However, this was not the case with Jan. Jan, if anything, was extremely happy to help and be a part of my possible future success.  She gave me a tour of her office at the time, shared all of her paperwork with me that took her countless hours to create and offered so much advice in general for how I should start my practice.  After opening, Jan would periodically check in to see how I was doing and one time I expressed I wanted to leave insurance panels but was extremely nervous to do so. Jan was so motivational and offered so much encouragement about (leaving insurance panels) this topic as she was not in-network.  She made me feel confident in so many ways as a new clinician.  I can still remember some of what she shared with me and have passed this along to new clinicians as well.  I honestly am not sure if my practice would be where it is today if it was not for Jan’s overall help and knowledge, the way she motivated me, and how confident she not only made me feel but showed me how to find that confidence within myself.  She is amazing at what she does and I enthusiastically would recommend her to anyone who is in need of her help and skills.

Tara Amanna, M.ED., LPC, Founder/CEO/Therapist
Anew Counseling Services, LLC