Jana Chatham, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Do you need wisdom, inspiration, and a strategy that can move you from feeling “stuck” to “empowered”? I specialize in trauma, marriage and parenting issues, sexual betrayal and addictions, depression and overcoming grief. Guided by the power of the Holy Spirit, and using my skills in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and EMDR, we will work together to move you towards holistic healing.

I know personally the trauma of deep loss-and the power of God’s healing (my husband and I discuss this in our book, “The Screaming Stone”). My desire is to walk with you through your valley and help you find the steps to recapture the mountain-top of joy.

Be encouraged! You, and your circumstances can and will change as you change your thinking and behaviors. ” . . . let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you,. . .” Romans 12:2b (NLT)

Experience:
Jana brings over 20 years of experience from the business world and 10-plus years as a Christian lay-counselor prior to becoming licensed. In Alaska, Jana provided counseling services to incarcerated sex offenders, drug addicts and alcoholics, those in solitary confinement, and even provided death notifications to inmates. Both believer and non-believer inmates were drawn to Jana through her “realness” and personal approach. Jana understands the power of a healing community and has led multiple Faith-based 12-Step groups, abuse groups, and grief support groups. She is a bible class teacher and ministry leader. Jana enjoys public speaking; she is a skilled, professional development speaker, and workshop and seminar presenter.

Personal Information:
A Native Texan who spent 20 years enjoying Alaska who now loves SoCal. Jana is an artist, published writer, golf enthusiast, and encourager. She enjoys working with her hands such as in gardening, and on various projects around the house with her husband of 40 years, and traveling. Some of her greatest joys centers on time spent with her one living daughter, two grandchildren, and friends.

Education:
Jana earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology; Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University and her Bachelors from Wayland Baptist University.
Jana is pursuing certifications in EMDR, and CSAT.

Memberships:
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #99760

Explore Jana and Jim Chatham’s captivating journey of surviving adversity through their book, The Screaming Stone: Radically Shaped by the Hand of God.