About Jan D'Ambrosio, MA, LMFT

Jan D'AmbrosioAt Whispers of Grace Counseling, it is my mission to help families grow relationships.  I work with couples, families, and individuals to find their strength, helping to guide them towards healing and a better tomorrow.

As a couples’ therapist, I am certified as a Prepare/Enrich facilitator and am certified as a Level I facilitator in Gottman Methods.  I am trained as a Discernment Counselor, I have taught couples about Love Languages and helped divorced couples with co-parenting strategies.

I also work with individuals experiencing the pain of depression, those dealing with anxiety problems, those struggling with the weight of grief, as well as many other issues that can weigh us down.  I use a variety of techniques in my approach to therapy, including Solution Focused Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy,  and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. 

At Whispers of Grace, I practice therapy from a Christian perspective.  However, this practice does not presume that all clients want or will be receptive to Christian or spiritual interventions in therapy.  I will honor the client’s right to choose the appropriateness, timing and manner these techniques are introduced.  I also work with all relationships from a non-judgmental perspective.  This includes traditional family structures as well as those that come from non-traditional backgrounds.  My belief is that we are all created to be in relationship to love and to be loved.

While helping others has always been a part of who I am, becoming a therapist is a second career for me.  I have been an Engineer for over 30 years, spending most of my career in the medical device industry.  After experiencing the pain of a devastating divorce, I went back to school at St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis to obtain a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and am on track for licensure in the state of Minnesota.  My life experiences as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, engineer, divorcee, etc. are real and will help me help others in my future as a therapist.

Finally, if appropriate and desired by my clients, I will introduce my co-therapist into sessions.  My co-therapist is a terrier mix named Phoebe who loves people.  She is certified as a Therapy Dog by Therapy Dogs International (TDI).  Phoebe can brighten the darkest of days with a wag of her tail and loves to be cuddled.

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