I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with child abuse and trauma victims. I have over 20 years of experience in a variety of settings, currently in a middle school setting. I have worked with people from a variety of backgrounds with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, abuse, bullying and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced sexual trauma or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is pretty laid back. I have been described as supportive, caring, and compassionate, with a pretty good sense of humor. I like to focus on identifying your strengths and helping you to maximize them to overcome your obstacles. I'm here to help you sort through the things that are difficult right now, and offer you a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment. You have taken the first and most important step by reaching out for help. I enjoy helping individuals learn to be their best selves. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, solution focused and mindfulness. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I am excited to work with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LCSW 2008037361
I am so glad that I found Jill. You can tell that she truly takes the time to listen and understand your needs and problems. She provides me with responses and exercises that really help me on my journey instead of just a cookie cutter approach I've experienced with other therapists. I've only been meeting with her for a short time and already feel like I'm making great progress in our sessions which makes me feel more hopeful about the future than I have in awhile.
Written on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with Jill for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Jill is amazing! She makes me feel comfortable, safe, and she listens to me like no other therapist has before.
Written on Mar 13, 2022 after therapy with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd