Linda Jan Owen, MA, LPC

Preferred Name: Jan

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

Jan Owen, a Licensed Professional Counselor, Grief Coach, and Author based in Huntsville, Alabama, brings a wealth of personal and clinical experience to her role as a grief and trauma therapist. Certified in Death and Grief Studies and as an EMDR therapist, she owns Back Porch Counseling and The Sanctuary at Bluffhaven, offering grief retreats and therapy. Previously an ordained minister, Jan's teaching is enriched by her firsthand experience with grief, having lost her husband and mother. Beyond her professional life, Jan enjoys reading, travel planning, music, nature walks, and spending time with family and her two miniature Australian Shepherds. As a two-time University of Alabama graduate, I passionately cheer for the Crimson Tide. I reside in North Alabama with my husband and am committed to helping others find hope and healing after loss, drawing from my own journey of "beginning again" in life as a widow at age 48. I have learned the importance of appreciating life's beauty and not taking it for granted. Since being widowed, I am learning to pay attention to the beauty of life because I don’t take it for granted anymore. When I am not working with clients I enjoy reading, college football, stand up paddleboarding, traveling, and spending time with my family and my sweet pups Ruby and River.

Education & Experience

I hold a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alabama in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Depth Study on Leadership, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Alabama. I also hold a certificate in Grief and Death Studies from the Center for Loss and Life Transition. I am both trained and certified in EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, which is a heavily researched and effective therapy method that can help people recover from distressing and disturbing life experiences, including trauma (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. I also have twenty years of experience in ministry and am an ordained Baptist Minister. I’m comfortable with spiritual topics and welcome your questions and concerns if you desire to bring those up in session.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I am a Nationally Certified Counselor, a member of EMDRIA, and an alumni of The Center for Loss and Life Transition.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults


  • English


  • Does Not Accept Insurance