Licensed Professional Counselor
Jan holds a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling and her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Business Management.
She is an Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) of the State of Wisconsin.
Jan is Certified in Brainspotting, November 1, 2016. Training completed: Brainspotting phase one, two, three and four, intensive Brainspotting and Generational Brainspotting.
Jan is also an EMDRIA-certified therapist for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDRIA-certified therapists are licensed mental health professionals who have a minimum of two years of experience in their field; they have completed an EMDRIA-approved EMDR Basic Training, conducted a minimum of 50 clinical sessions in which EMDR was utilized, and received 20 hours of consultation in EMDR by an approved consultant.
In order to maintain their EMDRIA certification status, these clinicians must maintain their mental health license and complete 12 hours of continuing education in EMDR every two years.
Jan Spangler, MAC, MSM, LPC
is a licensed professional counselor who has dedicated her life to helping veterans, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families overcome their life challenges with compassion and professional guidance.
Jan has had extensive experience with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after having worked within a suicide prevention and intervention program for at-risk adolescents and currently supporting veterans with the PTSD group – Combat Warriors.
Jan has also had the opportunity to work with a diverse array of clientele in order to address a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, managing stress, relationships, and women’s issues.
Growth & insight through purpose-guided counseling.
Jan helps manage stress, anxiety, burn-out, divorce, relationships, and depression. At some point in our lives, we can all feel stuck or overwhelmed, especially in this fast-paced society. Often times, we resist the very things we need to do to become “unstuck” because it takes us outside of our comfort zone. Achieving positive change does ultimately require us to take an unfamiliar, unknown route. As your therapist, Jan views her role as being a safe, reliable support system, as well as responsible for providing you with useful tools to become “unstuck” and to help you cope with the initial discomfort you may feel when exploring this unfamiliar, unknown route.
Jan helps couples resolve their issues from the past in order for them to make a fresh start. She has experience helping couples with myriad relationship issues, including infidelity and recovering from divorce while parenting together.
In addition to working directly with teens as they face life’s challenges, Jan also helps parents and guardians communicate with their teenage children. Through her extensive work with teens, Jan has established experience with issues such as teen depression, school and social anxiety, self-injury (such as cutting), peer pressure, and online relationships.
Jan is experienced in addressing children’s needs specific to their family environment. She has worked with children facing school and social anxiety, behavior disorders, and divorced or divorcing parents. Most essentially, Jan helps families to heal children as one part of the whole family.