Extended sessions (up to 3-4 hours) can be scheduled for situations that call for significantly more time and processing. Please inquire for more information.
Most appointments occur face to face in my office, but phone sessions and video conferencing (through Skype or Facebook) are choices for people who live outside of the Northwest Arkansas area.
Sessions generally include, but are not limited to:
- Pastoral Presence, Encouragement, and Guidance
- Compassionate Listening and Questioning
- Spiritual Assessment
- Unwavering Support
- Guided Meditation
- Appropriate Use of Sacred Text, Music, Prayer, and/or Meditation
Jan’s fee per session ranges from $80-$155. You decide your fee. Most clients pay $100-$120 per session.
Clients with less fortune pay less than clients with more fortune. If your financial circumstances prohibit you from paying at least $80, please explain your situation when making your appointment and be sure to discuss when submitting your client forms.
I embrace inclusivity. Personally, spiritual practices from Buddhism, Christianity, A Course in Miracles, First Nation (Native American), Hinduism, Indigenous (Primal Religions), Islam, Judaism, Taoism, and the Twelve Steps are all meaningful to me.
Regardless of how, or if, you define God, or the divine, or “That Which is Greater than Ourselves,” we will find a comfortable space in these sacred fields of possibility. Please read more in Definitions on this page.
I find that sacred writing and teaching comes in many forms, including present-day figures, authors, poets, etc.
Regardless of race, age, gender, religious affiliation and spiritual practices, ethnic background, and sexual orientation, it is my pleasure to offer my services to anyone in need of them.
Many people find spiritual support in faith or religious communities. That’s wonderful! However, even individuals who are deeply committed to their religious communities can find it difficult to talk to their minister or pastor about the difficult times in life. I provide a space in which you can sincerely and openly talk about your faith, your questions, your doubt, your growth, and all of the ways you are drawn to connect with the Divine.
A greater number of people are choosing to forego involvement with a church. If you are without a faith community, your decision certainly doesn’t mean you do not have a spiritual life—and one that is full of experiences and questions and personal beliefs. Support is important to you, too, and you will find it here.
If you are interested in deepening your spirituality and wondering where to begin, give me a call. Together, we can:
- Identify your spiritual beliefs or explore your current connection(s) with the Divine;
- Examine any conflict between a set of beliefs and a personal path of inquiry, doubt, and/or growth;
- Broaden your perspective of spirituality and the role it plays in your life;
- Cultivate more curiosity, authenticity, compassion, or peace;
- Address a profound restlessness, or relieve the weariness of an ego-driven journey;
- Tell your life journey as a way to honor your life or heal some aspect of your spirit;
- Receive support through your loss, crisis, or transition;
- Relieve the weariness of ego-driven competition and consumerism.
- One Spirit Interfaith/Interspiritual Seminary, One Spirit Learning Alliance; New York, New York
- Merchab Institute, formerly known as Northwest Arkansas Clinical Pastoral Education Institute; Springdale, Arkansas
- American Academy of Grief Counseling, American Institute of Health Care Professionals; Warren Ohio.
- College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, New York, New York
The DivineMany belief systems and spiritual paths refer to a creator, greater power, God, or Source. Through my interfaith studies, I have come to understand that all of those names and terms are pointing to the same Source.
The list of names and terms humans have used, and are still creating, to talk about this Source is inexhaustible…like the Source itself. And, every name holds a particular aspect of that Source. Each name resonates with something deep inside of us, depending on what is happening in our lives.
Referring to that source as The Divine feels more inclusive and comfortable for me, especially when creating safe spaces where individuals can freely share—regardless of their religious/spiritual background.
It is my intention to assist clients in accessing whatever spiritual truth they have within themselves, and my language during counseling and other services is spoken and written to reflect and support that goal.
Interfaith/Interspiritualaka Multi-faith or Spiritually Independent. These terms refer to a person who finds inherent truth, meaning, beauty, love, and intimate connection with the Divine on more than one spiritual path. Call this Divine Source what you may, It is greater than humans can ever imagine it to be; and that while all manifestation, expression, and awareness of life is in the Source, the Source is much greater than the sum of all of this.
This perspective holds that there is a universal, eternal, and principal philosophy undergirding all religion and spiritual paths; and any religious or spiritual path, seen through this perspective, can lead to the Divine and the sacred.
The spiritually independent are curious about many religions and spiritual paths and open to practicing them. Inevitably, we are continually being changed by those practices. We are intentional about deepening our connection the Divine.