About Dr. Jantz
The Founder of The Center, A Place of HOPE
Dr. Jantz, the Visionary
Nearly 30 years ago, eating disorder specialist Dr. Gregg Jantz had a vision of Hope. Trained in counseling, he looked at the treatment options available and realized something was missing. In all areas of need – from eating disorders to depression – hurting people sought out doctors, psychiatrists, counselors, a pastor, going from place to place looking for hope, help and healing from their pain. At each junction, they received help for a piece of the puzzle, but the "whole" puzzle often remained unsolved.
Instead of settling for fractured care, Dr. Jantz created The Center, known as "A Place of HOPE". The Center is recognized as a leader in whole-person care where people find comprehensive, coordinated treatment from a world-class team using a whole-person model of "inspired healthcare". All conponents of a person's well-being are addressed – medical, physical, psychological, emotional, nutritional, fitness and spiritual – to provide complete recovery.
Dr. Jantz is a licensed mental health counselor with a PhD in counseling psychology. A trusted author of twenty-eight books and an acclaimed speaker, he speaks frequently at conferences and media events across the country. With thirty years of studying and treating developmental behavior in children and young adults, Dr. Jantz’s expertise combine unique insight and uncanny revelations that dramatically affect and improve relationships and, indeed, lives. He has appeared on CNN, ABC and CBS, FOX, The 700 Club, Tim Clinton’s Life, Love and Family, and been interviewed for the New York Post, the Associated Press, Family Circle, Women's Day and many other publications.
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Dr. Jantz, the Speaker
The "whole-person" approach is at the core of Dr. Jantz's wide audience appeal and the high level of transformation he inspires. He believes everyone is a constellation of emotional, physical, intellectual, relational, and spiritual dimensions operating within the context of circumstance. By addressing and engaging each element through the whole-person care offerred at The Center, A Place of HOPE, the entire person can emerge as a whole, healed human being.
Dr. Jantz, the Author
One of the most inspirational authors and innovative behavioral healthcare leaders in the country, Dr. Gregg Jantz is a best-selling author of twenty-eight books. His writing delivers powerful, insightful tools to help people change their lives for good.
"Megan truly hated sitting down with everyone else to eat. It was like she was on display…. She didn't really remember when she'd come to the decision that this year she wasn't going to give them anything to talk about. She was only going to take as little food as she could get away with…. It was an excellent way to declare her independence from the rest of her family…. She felt free."
So begins Megan's story in Dr. Jantz's Hope, Help & Healing for Eating Disorders, one of numerous books he has written on eating disorders, weight loss, addictions, depression, relationships, child development and more to place hope in the hearts of those in need. His published books include:
- Eating Disorders
- Weight Loss
Dr. Jantz was also a contributing author to Soul Care Bible and Caring for People God's Way, published by the American Association of Christian Counselors and by Thomas Nelson.
Endorsements on Eating Disorder Books
"Practical, hopeful, sensitive, and wise, this book offers unique insights for body, mind, and soul"
-Gary Smalley, author of Food and Love
"This must be the most helpful book (and seminar) on eating disorders there is."
-Lendon Smith, MD, best-selling author of Feed Your Kids Right and Feed Yourself Right
"A practical plan for healing the wounds and growing into a rewarding life beyond eating disorders."
-Robert A. Anderson, MD, author of Wellness Medicine and Stress Power
"I was deeply touched and encouraged that you, as a professional, believe people living (or nearly dying) with eating disorders can overcome and be free!"
-Cynthia Rowland, author of The Monster Within and The Courage to Go On - Life after Addiction
"My friend, Gregg, speaks and writes with wings of hope on his heels. No guilt here, no hype, only a grace filled glimpse, a true reflection of what could be you. Trust this man because he cares with enough passion and honesty to get to where it really hurts and to help you (or someone you love) to find a creative healing. I needed to have my eyes opened and to understand about eating disorders. Once I was indifferent; now I care."
-Graham Kerr, TV host of The Galloping Gourmet and Graham Kerr's Kitchen
"It takes three weeks to make or break a habit, experts say. '21 Days to Eating Better' guides you through a process for changing your eating habits literally one day at a time for three weeks. Although this is a little book, it's packed with solid, helpful information and an underlying Christian perspective."
'"Keys to Losing Weight Permanently' is useful for everyone motivated toward permanent weight loss."
Dr. Stephen Yarnall, Dr. Cookie
"Dr Jantz's whole-person approach to weight loss is long overdue."
Endorsements for "Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse"
"We are just discovering how widespread emotional abuse is and the damage it causes to many. No one is better equipped to speak to the causes and cures than Gregory Jantz."
-Bruce Larson, Pastor at Large, Crystal Cathedral
"If you are suffering from the pervasive pain of emotional abuse through words or actions, you have suffered long enough. 'Healing the Scars if Emotional Abuse' will help you put an end to its damage...a balm for the battered soul."
-Les Parrot, III, Ph.D., Dept. of Psychology, Seattle Pacific University
Endorsements for "Moving Beyond Depression"
'"Moving Beyond Depression' offers encouraging and practical help. With wisdom and sensitivity, Dr. Jantz challenges popular approaches to treating depression and provides real solutions for real healing."
-Dr. Tim Clinton, author of numerous books and president of the American Association of Christian Counselors
"'Moving Beyond Depression' is an extraordinary book that not only touches the very core of this troubling disease but offers healing guidance and wisdom that is totally on target for anyone who suffers from depression. Dr. Jantz has once again taken his professional expertise and integrated it with spiritual wisdom to explain the whole-person approach to healing, health, and happiness."
"Dr. Jantz has written a book that looks at depression with wisdom and heart. 'Moving Beyond Depression' will give those who struggle with depression and those who love them understanding and hope."
-Sharon Hersh, M.A., LPC, author of Bravehearts and Mom, I Feel Fat!
"I found Dr. Jantz's book to be a useful tool for self-discovery and healing. Understanding the roles that emotional, environmental, relational, physical, and spiritual healing can play in the treatment of depression would have been most helpful in my own recovery from clinical depression. By treating the whole person rather than simply the disease of depression, Dr. Jantz gives people with depression the opportunity to reclaim their personal integrity and individuality."
-Laura Lawless, Miss Arizona 2002 and mental health advocate.
"Dr. Jantz does it right. After citing that 20 percent of Americans battle depression, he doesn't take the fill-the-with-pills attitude. Instead, he teaches what he calls the whole-person approach and urges readers to seek the causes. His premise is that there is no single cause and no single path to recovery. I highly recommend this practical book."
-Cecil Murphy, author of numerous books, including The God Who Pursues and The Relentless God
"In 'Moving Beyond Depression', Dr. Gregory Jantz leads readers through, around, and beyond depression. This book will benefit untold numbers of those experiencing depression."
-Robert A. Anderson, M.D., author of Clinician's Guide to Holistic Medicine
Endorsements for "Turning the Table on Gambling"
"Gregg Jantz has given us a realistic view of the growing menace of gambling. Gambling may be your struggle or it may be the silent struggle of a friend or family member. Giving this book could be an act of hope."
-Harold Ivan Smith, author of When Your People are Grieving
"This book will help you recognize the snare of gambling and head it off at the pass."
- Single-parent Family Magazine, author of Single Moments and Parenting on Your Own
"Dr. Jantz brings a well thought-out, reasoned, even-handed, common-sense approach to an addiction that destroys many families."
-Chuck Snyder, author of Incompatibility: (Still) Grounds for a Great Marriage
Endorsements for "Raising Boys by Design"
"Raising Boys by Design is a fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable read. It’s marvelously inspiring, well thought out, and academically supported, but it’s also an intuitive guide to raising boys. Every parent, teacher, and grandparent could benefit from this work.”
-Gary Thomas, author of Sacred Marriage and Sacred Parenting
"Blending biblical truth with brain science, Raising Boys by Design is truly a ground-breaking resource that offers much-needed insights for guiding boys toward health and success in every area of life.”
-Tim Clinton, PhD, president of the American Association of Christian Counselors and executive director of the Center for Counseling and Family Studies at Liberty University
"Raising boys in today’s world is no easy task. We need to understand how boys process their emotions and deal with bullying, peer pressure, technology and other important issues—all of which are covered here. This must-read resource helps equip families to raise sons who will be well adjusted and heroes for life.”
-Linda Mintle, PhD, author of Raising Healthy Kids in an Unhealthy World
“We live in a society where it’s dangerous to be a normal, rambunctious, healthy boy. High energy is labeled hyperactive, competitiveness to excel is deemed selfish, and single-mindedness in completion of a task is considered insensitive. Society’s constant attack on normal maleness instills a destructive insecurity and sense of inferiority into countless thousands of otherwise normal healthy men. Raising Boys by Design brilliantly exposes this destructive trend while providing meaningful insights and applicable solutions. If you want to protect your sons from the corrosive effects of today’s world and empower them to become men after God’s own heart, then this book is for you.”
-Timothy R. Jennings, MD, author of The God-Shaped Brain, president-elect of the Tennessee Psychiatric Association, and chairman, board of regents, of the Southern Psychiatric Association
“Raising Boys by Design is a clearly written and helpful book that integrates biblical truth and findings from brain science to enable sons to thrive as they grow up into adulthood.”
-Siang-Yang Tan, PhD, professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary and author of Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective
“I can’t think of two better men to tackle one of the most compelling issues of the twenty-first century: how to raise our sons into Christ-empowered men. Backed by brain-science research, the Bible, personal experience, and a passion to impact boys, Gregg and Michael have created a playbook for Christian parents that will equip them to call their boys to follow Jesus into HEROIC manhood. If you have a son, a grandson, or a significant boy in your life, you will want to have this book by your side as you guide him on his journey to manhood.”
-Tim Wrightn pastor of Community of Grace in Peoria, Arizona, and author of Searching for Tom Sawyer: How Parents and Congregations Can Stop the Exodus of Boys from Church
“I wish I’d had this book when my three boys were young. Chapter 2 is worth the cost of the whole book. A must-read for every parent, this even has great material for raising girls!”
-David Stoop, PhD, author and psychologist
Endorsements for the Work of Michael Gurian
“There is no one who understands the development of boys better than Michael Gurian.”
-William Damon, PhD, professor of education at Stanford University and author of The Moral Child
“Michael Gurian is America’s most passionate advocate for boys.”
-Michael Thompson, PhD, author of It’s a Boy! and co-author of Raising Cain
What His Audiences Are Saying:
"Thank you Dr. Jantz for speaking at our event. Your message was powerful and everyone learned something to apply in their lives. We hope you will return again soon!"
"The content of this material affects me both in my own life and in my friend's life. I know that I can use what I have learned here today to reach other people."
"Thank you so much for coming and sharing about emotional abuse with our Junior High Parents. The information we received was very eye-opening. We discovered that many of our teens were setting up patterns of verbal abuse. We are most grateful that this issue has been brought to our awareness and that we can now direct our children on a better course."
"Gregg Jantz is thoroughly knowledgeable and sensitive in his presentation of his material. He is a necessary speaker in the healing of the church."
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