Jan Snyder Alexander, LCSW

Name:Jan Snyder Alexander
Specialty:Social Worker—Biofeedback Therapist
Location:1210 SE Oak
Suite 5
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: 503-804-1627
Psychophysiology is actually simple.... What you think effects your brain chemistry and your mental/physical well-being. Most people today don't take time to listen to their bodies about staying healthy. For over 25 years, I've combined counseling and biofeedback to create a unique approach that shows clients how to connect their emotions to what happens in their bodies. This powerful combination has proven effective with anxiety, headaches, asthma, heart disease, pain, IBS, TMJ, eating disorders, and many other stress-related disorders.

Biofeedback and psychophysiology use sophisticated instruments to monitor an individual's tension levels by measuring heart rate, muscle tension, sweat gland activity, and skin temperature. The goal is to learn to recognize your stress response, and through this feedback, develop new skills, and change your habitual response to problems.

I offer warm and nurturing guidance on your path towards greater wellness. I have a strong belief in strength perspective therapy, that listening is a art, and that laughter heals. Whatever your burden, together we can create a plan to achieve your goal. "Happiness depends upon ourselves." ~Aristotle~
University of Texas at ArlingtonMSSWClinical Social WorkMagna Cum Laude 1991
University of HoustonBachelor of ScienceSpeech Pathology & Audiology1969
Stress Management Counseling/PsychophysiologyPrivate PracticeTX 1991-2011/ OR 2011-present25 years private practice experience
Stress Management Counselor/PsychophysiologistAustin Nutrition and Wellness, Inc.Austin, TX1996-1999
Clinical Social Worker/PsychophysiologistHIV Wellness CenterAustin, TX1995-1999
NameIssued ByDuration
Licensed Clinical Social WorkerOregonLCSW - TX 25 years LCSW- OR current
Certified Biofeedback TherapistBiofeedback Certification Institute of America1990-2006
NASWNational Organization of Social WorkersMember since 1987
Board MemberLeadership Texas Alumni4 years
Board MemberTexas Mental health Liaison Group1996-1997
Board Member/Legislative DelegateBiofeedback Society of Texas1992-1994
Chairperson Annual FundraiserWomen's Chamber of Commerce of Txas1996=-1997
Chairperson Annual ConferenceBiofeedback Society of Texas1996-1997
GraduateLeadership Texas1994-1995
MemberAsociation for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback1987-2006
I offer a complimentary 15 minute phone consultation and office visit.  My fees are $150-$100/hour.
Mondays       12:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Wednesdays  12:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Thursdays       3:00 PM to 6:30 PM

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