Kirsten Jankovitch, M.A., LMFT

Serves: Adolescents, adults, couples, families

Specific areas of interest: Adolescent formation process, spirituality, anxiety and relationship issues; working with single mothers, children displaced from their biological parents, and juveniles in the legal system

Education: M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy, Bethel Seminary

About my work: As a therapist, I want to walk with clients through the journey of life — helping them overcome hurdles. Together, I believe we can find solutions and new ways of viewing life’s challenges.

I am interested in doing very practical, effective, yet sensitive work. I believe change requires hard work. I will give direct feedback, ideas, resources and assignments but, ultimately, you are responsible for writing the story of your life. I value honesty and authenticity in the therapeutic process; while that process may not be easy, the rewards will certainly be worthwhile. I believe in finding laughter, joy, and new meaning in life through this therapeutic journey.

My clinical approach reflects a commitment to working from a “family-systems” perspective. I believe issues are best resolved by considering your significant relationships, experiences, and family, as well as others involved with your situation. I want to help you use your strengths to develop a new, stronger sense of self and to make changes in your life. My primary goal in therapy is to restore hope.