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About Dr. Jan

Specific Areas of Focus Include:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Stress Reduction
  • Navigating Life Transitions
  • Anger Management
  • Career Development
  • Relationship /Communication Difficulty
  • Personal & Professional Development


  • Speaker
  • Life Coach
  • Consulting Services
  • Professional Writer
  • Clinical Research 
  • Community Advocate

Dr. Jannise Newby "Dr. Jan" is a native Detroiter and currently resides in the metro area. She is a multi-gifted teacher, writer, speaker, and phenomenal businesswomen. She ambitiously began her first business venture in the early 90`s as a private piano instructor, she also founded her own career development company, Appleseed Professional Development Center, LLC. She has published help-tool books in the areas of finance, decision-making, career development, and daily life enhancement.

Dr. Jan attended Detroit Public and Parochial schools, continuing her education in the field of Psychology at Wayne State University, Marygrove College, obtaining a Bachelors of Science degree in Community Development with a concentrated study in Public Administration & Health Science, Master's of Arts in Licensed Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University and Doctorate in Educational Leadership, concentration in Counseling from Fielding Graduate University.

Dr. Jan is known for her "no drama style". Lover of the arts, community leader, creative trendsetter, a pescetarian, "retired gym-rat", loves acquiring research-based knowledge, driven to help persons achieve overall well-being, for the betterment of all.

Dr. Jan strong belief in God, keeps her humbled and focused on the importance of planting seeds in the lives of others, believing that one may plant, another may water, but at the end of the day...God will surely give increase that individual lives will be changed forever. 

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22750 Woodward Avenue, Suite 208

Ferndale, MI 48227

(248) 733.5142

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