Counseling and coaching are similar in many ways. A helping relationship exists between the counselor or coach and the individual seeking their help. Counseling and coaching both work with the individual to change behavior and thought patterns that block success. A counselor and coach may use the same techniques in their work. Both employ goals and monitor outcomes to measure improved success. Both counselor and coach seek to liberate the individual, empowering them to be their best self.

Some of the differences between counseling and coaching are listed in the table below.

Call me at 816.600.5580 and we can decide together whether counseling or coaching best fits you.


As a verb, Pinnacle means to lift or raise up.

We desire and strive  to help every person we work with rise from the low point that brings them to our office and empower them to reach their highest personal goals. 

Pinnacle Counseling, Coaching and Consulting values:

  • the healing power of the therapeutic relationship
  • a safe and encouraging atmosphere
  • respect for the individual

Hello. I am Jan and I love what I do!

Practice Specialties

*Abuse (Emotional, Physical, and Sexual)


*Behavioral Issues

*Integration of Christianity in Therapy

*Couples &  Marriage Counseling

*Depression - Mood Disorders

*Family Conflict
*Loss and Grief
*Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
*Performance Improvement
*Professional Burnout

*Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

*Relationship Problems

*Stress Management

*Trauma Related Difficulties

*Weight Loss Challenges

Individuals from preteen to senior adult have found my respectful, non-judgmental and compassionate

style to be welcoming and inviting. Together, we work to make positive changes in their lives. As a

facilitator of the process my role is to provide an encouraging atmosphere that assists in identifying 

and changing beliefs that hinder an ability to move forward. My ultimate desire is to Be Your Best You. 

I am experienced in trauma related difficulties, anxiety, depression, OCD, domestic abuse, and resilience. I am particularly interested in helping others achieve their personal health and wellness goals, as well as those who want to improve their physical performance. I enjoy a Christian approach for those who want it. 

As a professional counselor I am fully licensed in both Missouri and Kansas and am certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors. My education and training in  began with earning a bachelors degree in Psychology at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. This was followed by a Master of Arts graduate degree in Counseling through Webster University. I also completed an Internship at a local shelter for women who had experienced domestic violence.  

Extensive experience in healthcare leadership prior to changing careers allows me to provide high quality care. Assisting others in achieving their personal goals is my privilege; accompanying others along their journey towards life satisfaction is my passion. I love what I do and I feel I can help. 

Pinnacle Counseling, Coaching and Consulting    204A NE Douglas St, Lee's Summit, MO 64063    816.600.5580  

Counseling or Coaching. Which is Right for You?

 Focus on past and/or present events Focus on present and/or future goals
 Focus on emotional healing, change and recovery goals Focus on specific personal or professional goals
 Reactive to past or present concerns Proactive
 Help with life problems, past/present traumas, overwhelming issues Help with life transitions, career and performance concerns                              
 Help with present work/school or relationship stressors Help making life choices
 Clinical mental health diagnosis/disorders
 No clinical mental health diagnosis/disorders
 Outcome measurements are more "internal" or subjective Outcome measurements are more "external" or objective
 Session fees may be paid by client or covered by their health insurance carrier Session fees are paid by client
 Must be licensed by the state in which they practice Does not require licensure in most states
 Requires master level graduate degree or higher Does not require a college degree 

​​​​Call: 816.600.5580