Jana Hartjen, PsyD
Dr. Jana Hartjen is a licensed clinical psychologist. She is moved by the power of self-compassion, regardless of the reason for seeking therapy. Through collaborative exploration, mindfulness, reflective exercises, and establishment of self-care and coping skills, she teaches clients to learn to love themselves more fully and consistently. Dr. Hartjen finds particular joy in working with prenatal, perinatal, and postpartum populations; grief/loss of people, experiences, expectations; life transitions, anxiety, perfectionism, identity, and medical illnesses.
She is passionate about helping clients dismantle limiting beliefs, and helps each individual define and pursue whole-hearted, authentic living. Dr. Hartjen acknowledges that developing a loving relationship with self is an ongoing journey, and will help support each individual, through gentle listening and encouragement, to work through impasses of shame, guilt, and stories of “not good enough.” She believes that self-compassion is within reach for us all, and is the cornerstone to working through hardship and developing a fulfilling life.
Dr. Hartjen has predominantly worked with adults and young adults with various treatment goals and concerns across settings including: private practice; a family medical clinic; college counseling; and community mental health. She is currently an active member and volunteer of Postpartum Support International—New Jersey Chapter. Dr. Hartjen is passionate about advocating for and educating the public and professionals about perinatal topics across the pre-conception to post-partum spectrum—including Perinatal Mood Disorders in people of all genders and ethnicities; Reproductive Health and Challenges; SIDs/Child loss/Stillbirth; and NICU experiences. She actively pursues training in these areas, and aspires to specialize in the intersection between medical diagnoses and reproductive challenges. Dr. Hartjen also has experience working with eating disorders and is interested in serving those trying to conceive who have had a history of eating disorder. She has also volunteered for Unite for Her—a non-profit organization providing services to women with Ovarian or Breast Cancer and the Cancer Support Community of Greater Philadelphia.