Jan Gann, LCPC
For me, providing therapy is a way to provide support to individuals, couples, and families and help them work through life difficulties by finding healthy solutions. I encourage building positive relationships and finding ways to implement reasonable strategies in clients' lives in order to continue healthy growth and development. I start with clients where they are in their own situation and work with them using methods that afford them the best way to express their thoughts and feelings in a safe and productive manner. My experience as a therapist has shown me how crucial it is to establish trust and a positive rapport with clients by utilizing good listening, empathy, and unconditional positive regard.
I have experiencing supervising an adoption preservation program, youth transitions program, and a clinical program. The experience I have gained working with these programs has given me specialized skills in working with children and families who are managing difficulties with attachment and bonding, trauma, behavioral problems, family adjustment challenges, adolescent identity issues, independence issues, and academic challenges.
I have provided therapy and clinical services to clients over many years in several settings. I currently provide individual and family therapy to clients in an outpatient setting. Additionally, I am a clinical supervisor for an adoption preservation program at a local community agency.
Before earning a masters degree in art therapy and counseling, I worked as a youth worker at an adolescent treatment facility in Colorado. After that, I found myself working in Croatia as project co-leader in conjunction with the United Nations Office of Vienna for a project designed to assist the local people in rebuilding the social fabric in their war-torn communities. In implementing this project, we addressed the trauma by bringing in support for the elderly, women, adolescents, and youth in their schools and community organizations.
Additionally, I worked as a volunteer in a group home for adolescents and as a teachers' assistant at an adolescent day treatment center. I have also provided art therapy at a Head Start program.
Phone: 618-248-2040 x7
- Children (8-12)
- Teens (13-17)
- Adults (18+)
Areas of Focus
- Adolescents and Pre-Teens
- Adoption and Foster Care
- Attachment Disorder
- Bereavement / Grief
- Bipolar Disorder
- Blended Family
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- College Students
- Conduct Disorder
- Crisis Intervention
- Domestic Violence
- Eating Disorders
- Family Therapy
- Foster Kids / Parenting
- Learning Disabilities
- Miscarriage / Death of Child
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Postpartum Depression
- Relationship, Marriage, and Couples Counseling
- Self Harm
- Sexual Abuse
- Women's Issues
- Workplace Issues
- Individual, family, and group counseling in an agency and private-practice setting.
- Supervisor of adoption preservation program and other clinical programs.
- Therapist and advocate at adoption preservation program
Education and Credentials
- L.C.P.C. in Illinois (What's This?)
- M.A. from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
- B.A. from University of Colorado, Boulder