About Me

Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of counseling experience. I have counseled hundreds of clients who are in need of assistance coping through a life crisis or change, as well as clients who suffer from Major Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Personality Disorders or Addictions. I have experience working in multiple settings, including hospital emergency rooms as a crisis worker, and as a psychotherapist in a private practice. I have also had the opportunity to provide clinical supervision and leadership to other clinicians, as well.

We all have times where we struggle with change, decision making, relationship, family or career issues. I feel that it is a privilege to be invited into someone's life during some of their most difficult times. You are an expert on you, but we don't always have the best tools for coping through a new situation and this can be frustrating. Sometimes we need someone objective to listen and offer guidance. I offer a safe, accepting environment for my clients, balanced with identifying opportunities for growth, change and skill building. I have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I am excited to collaborate with you on your mental health journey.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IL LCSW 149011145


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jill Early. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by L.O. on Feb 18, 2021 after therapy with Jill for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Jill is kind and really cares about me and my concerns. I have not had great experiences with counseling in the past but Jill has changed all that. I have noticed some positive changes in my life in the few months we have been meeting. I highly recommend her!

Written by M.O. on Oct 28, 2020 after therapy with Jill for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’m very grateful to have been matched with Jill. She’s knowledgeable and insightful. But I most appreciate that her responses always feel warm and genuine. Thank you, Jill!

Written by N.A. on Sep 13, 2020 after therapy with Jill for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Jill has been phenomenal. She listens and provides excellent strategies and feedback.

Written by K.A. on Aug 17, 2020 after therapy with Jill for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Jill is a literal life saver. She has kind and caring every step of the way, though firm with me. She has something helpful to say on nearly every weird little thing I bring to our sessions. Bar none the best therapist I have ever had.

Written by K.I. on May 15, 2020 after therapy with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

It's taken me several years to find an empathetic therapist who doesn't judge me or shame me for my thoughts or words. If I have a novel of issues to tell her, she responds in kind, taking the time to address all of it. She is uplifting and gentle. She is rare and valuable.

Written by B.R. on Apr 27, 2020 after therapy with Jill for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Jill is very kind, understanding, and patient. She makes great recommendations on how to navigate my feelings and situations. I couldn't be happier!

Written by L.I. on Nov 12, 2019 after therapy with Jill for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Very clear and amiable. Truly listens and gives great perspective.

Written by K.A. on Jul 26, 2019 after therapy with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Very helpful

Written by A.M. on Jul 24, 2019 after therapy with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Jill has been amazing. She's been so supportive and encouraging. I feel like she really listens to everything I say and genuinely cares. She's given me so much helpful advice and support already. I love working with her.

Written by D.A. on Jun 27, 2019 after therapy with Jill for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Jill is very attentive and kind. She pays attention to my specific problems and is always on-track and remembers my concerns even if it's been a few days between session. Highly recommended.

Written by M.E. on Jan 28, 2019 after therapy with Jill for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Jill shows great expertise in the way that she talks with me. She understands and picks up on what my real issues are. She sympathizes with me in a real way and appropriately gives me tips and strategies that are realistic for me.

Written by T.A. on Nov 16, 2018 after therapy with Jill for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Very good listener and honest :)

Written by C.L. on Oct 16, 2018 after therapy with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Jill was really helpful during a very dark time for me. All of her advice was relevant and she was as helpful as she could be without meeting face to face and having only a brief amount of time and information with and about me. The exercises she gave were valuable and helped me focus. I truly appreciated her support.

Work with me!