We all have storms in our lives.

Counseling in Oswego and the surrounding area

 
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MEET JAN LITVENE
A.C.S.W, L.C.S.W.

For more than 30 years, Jan Litvene has been helping people increase their motivation to make significant changes in their life. 

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WHAT I OFFER
OSWEGO AREA COUNSELIng

Jan's approach is based on Family Systems Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Common questions about how to decide if talking to Jan will help, what to expect at your first session, and Jan's full areas of expertise. 

 

“You have gotten me through so many storms in my life.”

— Individual therapy client

 

Family therapy

Families work best when they provide stability, but are still flexible and open to change when needed. Family members are most comfortable when everyone takes responsibility for their own feelings, understands the need for boundaries, and learns how to set limits. 

 
 

Couples and marital therapy

Relationships often hit rough patches. When people lose hope, they may want to throw in the towel. They stop talking and avoid their partners and feelings. Arguments become polarizing, intimacy suffers. Shared hopes and dreams are forgotten. Partners become more critical or demanding. There are hurt feelings on both sides.

 

Individual therapy

Therapy can help you recognize that your feelings affect your behavior, and that new ways of responding to your family, friends and co-workers can create positive shifts.Create more meaning in your life and find more energy and joy.
 

 
 

There is sun after the storm.

The world can be wonderful and joyous; it can also be difficult and overwhelming. By creating a safe and supportive environment, I motivate my clients to express and solve their present concerns, heal from loss, and accept their current reality. As emotional pain and reactivity decrease – and hope, resiliency and decision making increase – my clients are able to take the necessary risks to change.