Janet Baylis Gassman

Be transformed by the renewal of your mind. Romans 12:2

Speaker And Counselor

Most requested speaking topics include:

  • Resolving your Soul Struggle (total overview or single topics from book)
  • Moving toward Intimacy with God.
  • Prayer
  • Depression
  • Boundaries

Counselor Specializing In:

  • Fear/Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Boundaries
  • Abuse Issues
  • Co-dependency
  • Self-image
  • Relationships

“When I first met Janet, I was broken, empty, lost, hopeless and confused. I had just left an abusive marriage and had no idea how to navigate the emotions and pain that I was experiencing. Janet showed me where to start; then she gently took me by the hand and led me along the pathway of healing and hope. She helped me discover who I am in my Father’s eyes and her own love and deep devotion to her Savior is both contagious and inspiring. She is wonderfully skilled at leading broken people back into correct relationship with their Savior.”

Hailie, Happy Valley, OR



Soul Struggle

Do you struggle with anxiety, fear, depression, anger, emotional pain, poor self-image?

Within the soul of each one of us lies a deep longing. This is a longing for connection—for intimacy. We may try to fill our longing with many things. However, our primary desire is for relationship. When our relationships don’t fill that longing,  our soul begins to struggle.

We try to find answers in order to build better relationships with our spouse, our children, friends, etc. But we are often disappointed because what we thought would bring us deep satisfaction, doesn’t! When this happens, feelings of depression, anxiety, fear or anger may surface. Or we may find ourselves feeling like everyone else runs our life but us! We may become co-dependent or have boundary issues.

What we long for is peace and joy.

Soul Struggle Issues:

  • Trust
  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Depression and/or grief
  • Anger
  • Deep disappointment
  • Past hurts and/or abuse

What are your struggles?

At the core of each struggle, we carry developed beliefs about ourselves, God, and life. If there is an inaccurate belief in any one of these areas, we will experience soul struggle.

Ultimately at the core of this struggle is God. God is deeply longing for relationship with you. He is pursuing you! He is disturbing your soul!

This is The Soul Struggle.

Soul Struggle Resolution

How do we resolve this soul struggle? Understanding issues of trust, belongingness, identity and significance opens the door to healing. Discovery of false beliefs about self, God, and the world, replaced with truth results in changed thinking and, therefore, new behaviors. This process, not only brings change, but also moves toward experiencing a new intimacy with God

As a gifted speaker and counselor, Janet walks her listeners/clients through these issues as she aids them in their pursuit of wholeness and their desire to move toward intimacy with God.

Resolving this soul struggle is possible!


To help others move toward personal healing, growth, and intimacy with God by discovering the core issues that cause struggling in the soul.

Book: Resolving Your Soul Struggle

This book identifies your struggle, walks through with stories from life, and biblical characters, then brings the reader to resolution. Learn more.

Book is available through Amazon.com or by contacting jlgassman@earthlink.net

The Soul Struggle Radio Show

The Soul Struggle Listen to past shows, and download resources on our radio page.

Portland, OR. To listen go to link:

Contact Janet: 503-658-6639
E-mail: jlgassman@earthlink.net
Mail: P.O. Box 62,  Boring, OR 97009