Jan Marquart LCSW, Author
Jan has counseled families, couples, individuals, and corporations since 1979. Over the years Jan has learned that the power to be creative with coping skills maintains good mental health. Her writing process, as you can tell by the books below, has led her through challenging and traumatic times. She offers this knowledge to you. Not everyone likes to write, but for everyone, creativity can be the best healing tool. Jan has witnessed the power of her clients to find ways to change their lives and heal. Every individual, couple and family is capable of establishing good mental health skills, even through the most difficult times.
To reach Jan: 512 795 0074 4131 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite I-3, Austin 78759
This is a perfume and scent-free office.
Jan makes all first appointments through a phone call and not an email. She does not text. If you wish to fill out the contact form below, please do not submit personal information. Yahoo is not a secure server.
Jan Marquart LCSW (licensed clinical social worker) is the author of: The Mindful Writer, Still the Mind, Free the Pen, won Story Circle Network’s Editor’s Choice Award for 2014. Never Too Late, won Story Circle Network’s Editor’s Choice Award for 2017.
Unveil the Wounded Self, A Guided Journal for PTSD Sufferers, is a 6-week writing course designed to uproot and offer recovery from PTSD and Complex PTSD. This writing course has demonstrated a link between writing, addiction, and the ceasing of addictive behaviors. Uprooting trauma, healing emotional wounds from childhood, and setting a vision for the future is changing lives. To read testimonies for Jan’s 6-week intensive writing course – Unveil the Wounded Self- A Guided Journal for PTSD Sufferers (formerly Write to Heal), scroll down to the end.
Jan is also the author of ten children’s books. Motto: Educating Minds/Touching Hearts. See CanYouFindMyLove.com for these theme-based educational, interactive, and fun books:
Call: 512 795 0074 for an appointment with Jan Marquart LCSW
Service address: 4131 Spicewood Springs Road Suite I-3, Austin, Tx 78759,
Please note: Jan sees clients Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays.
**Jan does not do fitness-for-duty paperwork, insurance cases, or short term disability paperwork.
Jan is on the following insurance panels:
BlueCrossBlueShield, Cigna, Aetna, MHN, MHNet, EAPrefer, Personal Assistance Services (EAP), UofT (EAP), Perspective (EAP), Multiplan, Compsych (EAP), Mutual of Omaha (EAP), CorpCare (EAP), Interface (EAP), Value Options, American Behavorial (EAP), Deer Oaks (EAP), Work Place Options (EAP), Health Advocates (EAP), Beacon Health Strategies, Beacon Health Options (EAP) and managed care, ACI (EAP),Wellsprings (EAP), United Health Care and Oprum (EAP).
Jan gets on new insurance panels all the time so, if you do not see your insurance company here, please ask.
I do not take Alliance EAP, or Humana.
For clients without insurance or who choose not to bill insurance, her private fees are listed below. (note: insurance information is permanent. Many clients choose not to have therapists bill for sessions in order to leave mental health care off their permanent health records.)
1. individual counseling $150
2. couple $160
3. family $160
4. corporate mediation $200 an hour
To read testimonies for Jan’s 6-week intensive writing course – Unveil the Wounded Self, (formerly Write to Heal), scroll down to the end.
To ask for help for mental health therapy is an act of courage.
It is sad to say, but needing mental health help can still stigmatise those courageous enough to seek out a therapist. Calling a therapist or psychiatrist is an act of healing. And it is just as valid as eating well, exercising, getting a massage, or seeing a doctor for diabetes.
Therapy is a way of taking care of your self in the most important and intimate way possible. Our minds leads us through everything in life. Our minds hold our beliefs, emotions, energy, and spiritual awareness and we can lose track of it all far too easily with a busy and distracted lifestyle. Everything we do from moving our arms, to digesting, to feeling our emotions originates in our minds. Why not keep the mind as healthy as possible?
What does it mean to have a mental health diagnosis? It means that you have symptoms that bother you, and who doesn’t? In therapy you can address the need for new coping methods and through learning new ways of thinking, believing, and behaving, you design new choices for changing your life and feeling better. Perhaps these changes have to do with your relationships with others and perhaps these changes have to do with your relationship with your self. When we focus on our emotional pain, our disappointments, the situations that happened to us, the many experiences we have lived through, we give ourselves the opportunity to grow through inner wisdom.
Sometimes medication is a source of relief or a way to attenuate depression or anxiety to get relief from symptoms. But medication does not heal the root of problems. Going into therapy ought not to be seen as a negative thing but as an act of personal courage, integrity, and self-care. Everyone needs help from time to time. Everyone!
Recognizing a need for help is an act of wisdom not weakness.
Some of the primary aspects of Jan’s practice involve helping:
- families re-balance,
- couples sort out pre-marital concerns or marital conflicts,
- mother/daughter conflicts get uprooted and resolved,
- assist those in recovery from substance abuse learn ways to live a sober life,
- mediate employer/employee conflicts,
- direct steps to take if being stalked,
- break cycle of abuse in domestic violence, and
- teach ways to cope and recover from environmental illness/multiple chemical sensitivity.
Clinical studies prove that talk therapy changes brains and allows us to uncover, recover, and discover ways to think, feel, and live differently.
Jan has audios you can listen to if you want to learn more about her.
Listen to her introduction on working with families:
Listen to a video about the power of writing and its effect on healing.
Here is a link of Jan’s interview on the Janet Love Show in which she spoke on writing and healing.
Here is an excerpt from her book Write to Heal which can be ordered on http://www.JanMarquart.com or Amazon.com. This book gives a basic foundation for learning how writing can help to overcome emotional obstacles.
Here is an audio on writing and healing along with an audio about her book Echoes From the Womb, a Book for Daughters:
Jan is an interactive therapist who works to help clients resolve both structural and psychodynamic problems. She has been counseling relationships, corporate, and family systems since 1979.
Consider for a minute that 87% of our self-talk is negative, have approximately 65,000 thoughts a day, while 60-90% of primary care doctor visits are due to stress-related symptoms. At some point we all need help and guidance in matters of daily life. How can I help you?
This program does not replace medical treatment by a physician. Medication is usually lessened or not needed after this course but all changes in medication need be tritated with a therapeutic plan by an M.D.
Jan Marquart’s Healing journaling class was the opportunity to start writing honestly and in a loving atmosphere about my trauma. It came at the right time for me; the journaling exercises and the healing tools provided a strong and efficient background which allowed me to put words on the unbearable and slowly but surely start embarking on my long healing journey. I highly recommend it. Sabrina, Bordeaux, FranceI recently took the Unveil the Wounded Self – Write to Heal course with Jan Marquart.Jan guided me through the 6 writing assignments, and more importantly helped me over the humps and bumps of a struggle over which I had been beating myself up for many years (I thought only about 10 years, but it came out, through the process of Unveil the Wounded Self, that it was much longer than that!). I’m not going to tell you there weren’t painful moments during those 6 weeks; there were (though, fewer in number than the hopeful ones!). And Jan was there to accompany me through whatever wall I hit. There was always light at the end of the tunnel. For the first time in decades, I know how to recognize the telltale signs of old, self-sabotaging habits, raising their ugly little heads; and also what to do to stop the futile thought process, and overcome those pesky, previously relentless, demons. Having worked with Jan, I am now able to use this process on my own for any subsequent “insurmountable” inner-struggle.I never thought a 6-week course could get me through something I had been challenged by for so long. I decided to work with Jan because I thought to myself, “I’ve tried everything else! I have nothing to lose!” Not only did I not lose, I won — thanks to Jan and her unique combination of knowledge, insight and guidance. I recommend this course highly! Barbara – USA
Jan Marquart LCSW (512) 795 0074