Dr. Jan Wagman, Ph.D., MFT


“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not, himself, find peace.”

— Albert Schweitzer

Hi! Thanks very much for stopping by to visit my website. I hope this resource will provide you with more information about my services. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.

Why the Need for a Psychotherapist?

Anger, frustration, hopelessness - these are just some of what I call the “emotional barbed wire” that prevents people from freeing themselves of the problems that create lives filled with despair, anxiety and fear. A psychotherapist is trained to help people find ways out of their emotional prisons and into the emotional freedoms they long for.

Children, especially, need the guidance and support of a psychotherapist when divorce, child custody battles, school, peers or home problems overwhelm their lives.

Due to my unusual background as a special education teacher and educational therapist along with degrees in psychology, Marriage, Family Therapy and Human Behavior, I have created a unique therapeutic method — Therapeutic Mentoring™.

Combining psychotherapeutic principles with educational precepts, I am able to quickly help clients focus in on the real issues that trouble them, help them discover a variety of potential solutions, and educate clients how to implement those solutions.

My goal? To help you evolve from saying: “I want to” - to - “I'm going to” - to- “I'm doing it!”

Solution Focused Therapy

  • Identify the problem
  • Establish a goal
  • Explore paths to the goal
  • Create a plan to achieve the goal
  • Learn how to use tools to reach the goal
  • Practice, practice, practice

Jan's Popular Lecture Topics

  • “So You Think You Know Your Kids”
  • “If You Don't Raise Your Kids, They'll Raise Themselves”
  • “Staying One Step Ahead of Your Kids”
  • “Corners - A Philosophy of Lose-Lose”
  • “Midnight Talks”
  • “Running Away Without Leaving Home”

Emotional Tune-ups

Check out “Emotional Tune-ups” (ETUs) on the services page. An ETU may be all that you need.