Anger Management

Years in Practice

25 years +


Mansfield Center CT 06250 - United States



Additional Expertise

Burnout Coach, Change Management Expert, Life Coach, Mentor, Personal Development Coach, Psychotherapist, Spiritual Coach, Teacher

I Practice in

All areas, please inquire



I Believe

“Educating the mind without educating the heart, is no education at all.” —Aristotle

About Jane Fried

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Life Coach and a person who listens with empathy and without judgment.  (learningwithmindandheart.com) I have a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the Union Graduate School and more than 40 years’ experience listening to adults of all ages, particularly college students. I help them decide who they want to be and what they want to do in the next stage of their lives. I always focus on helping people find the personal core that holds them together– your values, your hopes and your spiritual center. Today’s world is filled with chaos and moments of confusion. Sometimes you just need another person who has a broader focus and a bigger space to help you move and grow. In my career, I have run campus housing, advised people and groups on many campuses and in my community. I have also been a professor who trained counselors. I enjoy helping people untangle their confusing situations and then laying out a plan to work their way toward clarity and satisfaction. When the light goes on we all light up.

            Today we are all at a pivot point- nothing is the same as it was. Careers have disappeared; family members and friends have died or been very ill from COVID; students who expected to “go to” college are taking classes in their bedrooms or on the kitchen table. People who had reliable careers are retraining and trying to learn new technology at the same time. Even students who have moved away to college are negotiating difficult new relationships, more studying than they expected and limits to the amount of time they can spend with other people.

            We all need a place to settle down, find hope and joy and let the next steps unfold. I am in the same place in my own life. My methods for clearing my own path are meditation, poetry and music. I am an experienced meditator .I can teach you how to quiet your mind in the same way. I play the piano every day and try to walk outside as often as the weather permits. Sometimes I just sit and breathe and then write things down, random thoughts, short poems. I often listen to mediation  and relaxation music on YouTube. My home study is a place of peace and relaxation. I invite you to join me there in cyberspace. Let’s talk and laugh and figure things out.

            For me

            The sea

            Opens infinity.

            Orange moon rising.

            Gold sun setting.

            Amidst purple/orange clouds

            And meteor showers

            Infinite possibiilities.


Moving along together as the path unwinds and opens up with joy. Looking forward to hearing from you, or perhaps from your young adult children as they move toward adulthood.


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