Anyone can feel overwhelmed, anxious, irritable, or angry and wonder why they made a certain decision like having a child, changing or staying in a relationship or job. Life may have presented an unexpected or unwanted changes like a spouse suddenly leaving, a job or other loss, or a chronic of terminal medical diagnosis. You might be questioning your place in the world, and the choices you’ve made or want to make…wondering who am I and am I good enough.
The constant questioning, self-doubt, sadness, and anxiety can wear you down and interfere with enjoying your life or become so debilitating that you can't take the steps you want to take. A sense of peace, competence, and confidence in your ability to handle whatever life throws at you is possible. The answers are within and I know you can find them.
As a therapist and chaplain, should clients desire, I welcome and have the ability to integrate the languages of therapy and spirituality into the clients' healing process.
For your FREE 20-minute secure video session to discuss how we might work together to find pro-active solutions to those things weighing on you the most, contact me at (414) 485-0700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
My husband and I have been married almost 40 years. Our four adult sons and their spouses have gifted us with 8 grandchildren. I have personal experience around special needs families and the impact caring for a chronically ill adult or child has on every member of a family.
I work to practice what I preach by working out regularly, dancing and performing in parades with the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies. I love knitting, reading, gardening, cycling, hiking, TRX, and love spending time walking my dog. Coffee with my husband on a regular basis is a simple, but great joy.
Jan Kwiatkowski, MS, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, dedicated to whole person and family wellness, growth, and resilience. Jan graduated from Capella University with her MS in Psychology. Jan completed post-graduate training at the Family Therapy Institute in Milwaukee and received additional certification in Infant Mental Health from the University of WI.
- Post Graduate Certification in Marriage and Family Therapy - Milwaukee, WI
- Family Therapy Training Institute - Milwaukee, WI
- MS in Psychology, Capella University - Minneapolis, MN
- Seabury-Western Theological Seminary - Evanston, IL
- Infant Mental Health Certificate Training, UW - Madison, WI
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy - WI 874-124
- Ordained Clergy, 2008
Specialties & Issues
I love working with clients who face the life-altering challenge of caring for chronically ill loved ones of any age, those experiencing end of life decisions, or those experiencing grief and loss. As a therapist and chaplain, I welcome and have the ability to integrate the languages of therapy and spirituality into the clients' healing process.
I have a passion for working with women experiencing Postpartum Depression, Anxiety or OCD or relational challenges related to becoming parents. I find satisfaction working with women going through major life transitions. I have personal and professional experience working with individuals and families who have or are caring for a chronically ill/special needs adult/child.
- Postpartum Depression, Anxiety or OCD or relational challenges related to becoming parents.
- Caring for a chronically ill/special needs adult/child
- Grief and Loss
- Hospice and End of Life
- Spiritual Direction and Wellness Coaching
My approach assumes the dignity and resilience of every human being and that each person is truly the expert in their own lives. People come to see a person like me, when they hit a "life speed bump" that they do not know how to navigate or sometimes the skills that have previously worked are no longer working.
With my clients, we look at the whole person and learn, practice and implement strategies that are practical within each persons' life and context. I want my clients to feel like that they have a new set of skills that are practical and adaptable throughout the various stages of life.
Services & Rates
- 20-minute Initial Consultation - FREE
- 50-minute Video Session - $150.00
- 30-minute Video Session - $75.00
- Credentialing with BCBS is in process (Wisconsin)
Jan Kwiatkowski, LMFT's Blogs
Nov.26.2019 - Assume Positive Intent for the Holidays
Nov.19.2019 - It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year….Or Is It?
Jul.10.2019 - Dads Can Experience Postpartum Depression, Too
Jun.20.2019 - Water and Wellbeing
Jun.4.2019 - Walk and Talk Therapy…Right for you?
May.31.2019 - Technology Assisted Therapy…Meeting Clients Where They Are.