I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 35 years of experience primarily working with individuals, couples and groups. Trained in family systems, couple's counseling, mind/body health, mindfulness, narrative coaching, trauma work, hypnotherapy, psychosynthesis, expressive arts (writing, collage, drawing), meditation and equine-assisted therapy, over the course of my career, I've developed a series of workshops helping individuals feel more confident and empowered to meet the challenges they face. An essential element in our work together is to explore the core beliefs you have about yourself that may be limiting your ability to create the life you desire.
Depending on your needs, my approach may include a combination of psycho-education, experiential and process oriented tools and information,
My specialties are helping my clients work with...
Fear, Anxiety, Aging, Grief and Loss, Living with a Chronic Illness, Creative Blocks, Relationship Issues, Desired Habit Change and Depression.
I'm a big believer in seeing life challenges, especially the most painful ones, as a catalyst for self-discovery, personal growth and positive change. Approaching what challenges us, with curiosity and compassion (rather than judgement), we begin to learn how to honor all parts of ourselves…..even those most difficult and painful parts. It’s from this place we give ourselves the gift of connecting to our most authentic and true self. We learn what we value and how to take steps toward creating the life we want. "We begin to hear the heartbeat of our own why." - Sharon David, PhD.
My goal in working with you is to offer a warm and nurturing environment, as well as practical tools, where you feel safe to explore and work with your challenges. To engage them as an ally on your journey to deeper health and wellness.
"Healing isn't about finding peace outside of the storm. It's about finding peace right in it's center. Accepting fear and pain as an ally, rather than push it away, opens the possibility for healing at a very deep level." - Melissa West
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
- Compassion fatigue
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression
LPC #LPC0013297 (Expires: 2019-08-31)
LMHC #LH60583453 (Expires: 2019-03-31)
Jillian has a high level of sensitivity which, combined with her knowledge, makes her an extremely effective counselor. I highly recommend her for healing and growth.
Jillian has a wealth of expertise and knowledge which she can adapt to support any situation. Her kind and professional support has been invaluable to me over the past year and she has facilitated some profound insights through our work together. I would wholeheartedly recommend Jillian; she is the most qualified and helpful counsellor I have ever worked with.
Jillian is an excellent communicator who gets to the heart of the matter quickly. I was originally scared of online counselling. But from the first session with Jillian, I felt like I was in good hands. She has taught me a variety of practical tools I could use in my daily life. I appreciate her dedication to listen, offer advice and nudge me in the right direction.
Jillian is great. . . so open with great ideas that really help you work your way through things.
Jill is so compassionate and genuine, and truly makes me feel like I matter. She has made herself available for me and she listens and gives great tools to work with outside of sessions. She checks in if she has not heard from me and that is really special and she has gotten me through some really tough moments. I would highly recommend her.
She has been a pleasure to work with as she helped me through this new promotion at my job. She's enabling me to be a better leader with my colleagues. Moreover, I get a lot out of each session as she always give me homework, resources, and allows me to drive the agenda for each session. I'd definitely recommend her.
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She has been very understanding and supportive. I would recommend her to a lot of people.
Jillian has been so supportive and offers me many resources in order to find the best thing that works for me. I’ve really enjoyed her therapy style.
Jillian has helped me navigate one of the most terrifying situations of my life. She keeps me grounded and is very knowledgeable. I would recommend to anyone.
Jillian is very good at offering practical solutions to help. She is smart and caring and I trust her. Would highly recommend her to others!
Thank you Jillian for being there and actually listening and accepting me!
Jillian is a very kind soul. I feel like she has a very sincere interest in helping in any way possible and I appreciate her commitment to her clients.
Jillian brings a kind and open heart to her therapy practice. She helps shine a light on areas that are sometimes hard to see.
I have found this resource quite helpful and the advice provided dovetails my needs. It does take work; but, all self improvement requires investment.
Jillian has a friendly and warm approach. Puts one at ease. Feels safe to discuss things.
Jillian is very warm, honest, helpful, and patient. I would recommend her to anyone who needs help.