I am so glad you are here. This journey is yours and I am happy to accompany you.
Relationships, whether with yourself or another person, are one of the most profound things we will ever do in our lives. We have a human need to feel connected to ourselves and others. We crave it.
I believe everyone desires healing but it can also be really uncomfortable to venture into the places we have kept closed off. Ultimately we want to live our best lives. But it is often so intimidating to begin that journey, that our pursuit for wholeness ends before it begins. Until now...
This is your time.
It is my goal to give my clients a safe and judgement-free therapeutic environment where they can explore the deep roots, find freedom, healing, and wholeness.
Whether you have been to counseling before or this is new to you, I hope to be a support to you along your way. Finding the right fit in a therapist is very important.
ASHLEE JANZEN, LMFT
I believe you have a life story that is special, it's yours and it should be heard and handled with absolute care.
Sometimes we own a story but we need to have a different version written to make it our true narrative.
For the past 15 years I have worked in the helping professions.
I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology. That is where my desire for helping people heal and grow was truly cultivated. I always planned to go into Law until I felt the tug of a different calling.
I received my Masters in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy in 2013.
I always tell people this is the best job I have ever held and I truly feel privileged to be a small part in my client's healing process.
Life experiences have the opportunity to bring people together and I fully believe that applies to every client who walks through my door.
I believe everyone's therapeutic journey is truly their own. For that reason, I like to draw from various sources to meet my client's needs. I utilize an integrative approach that is grounded in attachment theory. It is important to have healthy relationships with ourselves and others. My goal is to make therapy a personalized experience for my client and help them to identify the areas where they would like to see healing.
I am married to a First Responder and together we have two miracle babies and our sweet pup.
In my free time, I enjoy camping, kayaking, college football, building furniture, writing, hosting gatherings and spending time with my family.
“You are valuable because you exist. Not because of what you do, or what you have done, but simply because you are”.
LET'S GET STARTED
A Happier, Healthier You
I see individuals struggling with various issues. I will walk along side my clients to help provide support as they learn to identify areas of change, build healthier coping skills, establish and build healthy boundaries and grow in their journey towards feeling more whole. Areas of focus include:
First Responder Support
Perinatal Mood Disorders ( Postpartum Support)
Infertility (more information below)
Identity and Personal Development
I work with adults, adolescents, and children over 10 years old.
Come Together, Gain Understanding
Are you getting ready to start your life together? Maybe you already have but are looking to enhance your relationship or have encountered the bumps in the road. I provide services for couple seeking to prepare for marriage and for those looking to explore the challenges and create better avenues for improved communication and intimacy. Areas of focus include: First Responder Marriage & Relationships, A Fun and Interactive Approach to Pre-marital Counseling, Communication, Sex & Intimacy Issues, Marriage & Infertility, and Marriage during Postpartum.
FIRST RESPONDER INDIVIDUAL & COUPLES THERAPY
My heart is working with first responders and spouses. As a wife of a first-responder, I know first hand the complexity this line of work can often bring to the marriage and parenting roles. Unfortunately, our families are not free from challenges that negatively effect relationships. I am so passionate about offering support around helping individuals and couples that struggle with communication, feeling disconnected from self and others, substance use, infidelity issues. There is often so much intensity in this line of work, my passion is to help clients create a good rhythm rather than" balance" for their life and relationships. Counseling offers an opportunity to process the realities of the job while creating a better understanding of everyone's needs.
INFERTILITY SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS & COUPLES
You Are Not Alone
It can feel like the loneliest journey. No one's story of infertility is the same. It can be filled with sadness, anger, bitterness, disappointment, anxiety, grief, loss, anticipation, confusion, but also desire, determination and hope. For those who struggle with infertility, the journey to create your family is unique and a complete roller coaster. As a person, I know this road all too well.
As a therapist, it is my privilege to walk with individuals and couples who are on this journey. It is often difficult to find support even from those who are close to us. They have the best intentions but often lack in the ability to understand the ache in the deepest parts of our being.
Areas I have experience in include:
-Female and Male Infertility
-Support through IUI and IVF
-Pregnancy after Infertility
So whether you and/or you partner have been recently diagnosed, you are currently in the process of treatments, or are looking for support during or after your pregnancy, I would like to invite you to contact me to learn more about how I can support you.
One of my missions is to empower women who are gathered together. Through shared experience and normalizing what many women have encountered, you are able to see strength increase and confidence grow. I love seeing women live to their truest potential.
Topics I have had the privilege speaking about include:
Finding Beauty in Motherhood
Living in Your Authentic Self
Fire Wife Life: A Marriage in Focus
FIRE WIVES & INFERTILITY SUPPORT
This group is offered to Fire Wives who are in any stage of infertility.
Life as a Fire Wife brings such a unique dynamic. With an emphasis on "family", it can be very isolating even in our Fire Wife World.
In this group we will navigate these waters together. Finding the safe place between these two worlds.
My hope is that you will feel seen, heard and supported in your journey.
Group Begins: TBD
FIRE WIFE SUPPORT GROUP
Let's be honest...We are strong but it takes a village!
Fire Season is almost here! As we know, this time of year can present challenges in our marriage, family and parenting dynamics.
This group is designed for women who have husbands in the fire service.
This group offers a supportive and therapeutic environment to share the challenges that arise during this sometimes lengthy season.
We touch on topics such as:
-Managing home, work/life balance.
-How to manage feeling disconnected from spouse.
-Emotions associated with the stress of your spouse being gone and coping skills to build you up while he is gone.
-Provides a safe and therapeutic space with women WHO GET IT!
This is closed group open to anyone in California.
Group will be conducted via Telehealth (Zoom) from the comfort of your own home!