Jillian Hopkins

(MA, LPC, LMHC)

About Me

I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 35 years of experience working with individuals, couples and groups. Trained in integrated behavioral health, mind/body health, meditation, mindfulness, family systems, couple's counseling, narrative coaching, trauma work, hypnotherapy, psychosynthesis, expressive arts and equine-assisted therapy, my approach is to help you meet your challenges with confidence, grit and grace. We'll also explore core beliefs and how these self-beliefs may be restricting your ability to live your life fully and create your heart's desire.

Depending on your needs, my approach may include a combination of psycho-education, insight and practical tools to support your personal growth and desired goals.

My specialties are helping my clients work with...
Fear, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Life Changes, Self-esteem, Creative Blocks, Relationship Issues, Trauma, Habit Change, Living with a Chronic Illness 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 practice honoring our whole self. 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." - Susan David, PhD.

My goal in working with you is to offer a warm and nurturing environment where you feel safe to explore and work with your challenges. To view your challenges as an ally on your journey to deeper health, wellness and meaning.

"Healing isn't about finding peace outside of the storm. It's about finding peace right in its 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


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 35

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC0013297 (Expires: 2021-08-01)

LMHC #LH60583453 (Expires: 2021-03-14)


Reviews

Written by B.O. on Aug 13, 2020 after counseling with Jillian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Jillian is fantastic and makes me feel very heard and supported. Every suggestion she has made so far has made a huge impact on my life. I really enjoy working with her and feel happy to have been linked with her!

Written by E.L. on Jun 19, 2020 after counseling with Jillian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Wow. Jillian has completely changed my opinion on therapy. Jillian is fantastic at identifying the things you wish to focus on and working on techniques. I have found great comfort in her support and also her ability to be respectful of your feelings while ensuring the path we are on has some structure that leads to positive change. Jillian's approach is extremely warm and I instantly felt comfortable with her. I would recommend Jillian to everyone! (If only she has that much time!)

Written by K.A. on Jun 03, 2020 after counseling with Jillian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Jillian immediately made me feel comfortable - she was my second counselor on BH, after my my first one didn’t work out and she made me optimistic about therapy all over again! SO thankful to have been matched with her!

Written by L.E. on May 08, 2020 after counseling with Jillian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I felt comfortable right away working with Jillian. She is warm in her approach and very supportive of my needs. I would absolutely recommend her to others.

Written by A.N. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Jillian for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Jillian is empathetic and during our sessions was extremely validating (didn't know I needed it until I received it from Jillian). She offered practical tools that were relevant and I appreciated that she would check in before offering a suggestion/tool, giving you autonomy in the experience.

Written by M.O. on Mar 02, 2020 after counseling with Jillian for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Jillian has been a great help to me. She has a breadth of expertise and techniques to help me tease out my emotions and get to the heart of what I'm feeling. She breaks hard problems down into practical, achievable steps. She's also funny and patient. It's been a pleasure to work with her.

Written by R.A. on Feb 04, 2020 after counseling with Jillian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and adhd

Jillian is a fabulous listener. She is very good at asking questions and found our own unique path to therapy specialized for me. She works very organically in the sense that she let’s the patient determine what style they would like to be worked with by getting to know you and then approaching issues. She remembers topics that we talked about the week before, follows up diligently is always on time or communicating what’s going on and really makes you feel like you matter and that to me is what is important in a counsellor. Thank you Jillian, for adapting to me for the best therapy I’ve had in so many failed attempts before you. Thank you.

Written by J.E. on Sep 28, 2019 after counseling with Jillian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Jillian has been a lifesaver. I found her during the darkest and most painful traumatic experience of my life. I couldn’t even function in my everyday life. With her patient guidance, she helped me find myself again. I’m so grateful to her kindness, compassion, and steady support. Highly recommend her to anyone who needs support!

Written by D.E. on Sep 23, 2019 after counseling with Jillian for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Jillian is a wonderful resource for soothing, grounding wisdom. Perfect partner to expand my mind in healthier directions.

Written by K.A. on Sep 11, 2019 after counseling with Jillian for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Jillian has helped me build confidence in my ability to communicate my needs and emotions. Her guidance has significantly improved my stress and anxiety management and has overall increased my quality of life

Written by J.A. on Aug 22, 2019 after counseling with Jillian for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

When I signed up for BetterHelp I was in the midst of a major life crisis. I was seeking a compassionate, experienced counselor like Jillian to help me cope with the initial pain, anger, and anxiety. Also, I chose Jillian because in her self description she states, "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." This really resonated with me. I knew that I wanted my experience to be an opportunity for personal growth. I am incredibly grateful that Jillian indeed helped me grieve and work through the challenges of divorce and early motherhood. She helped me learn about myself and transform my life in a positive way. She offered practical, specific tools to incorporate into my daily routine. She helped me to reconnect with myself and clarify and move towards my life goals. She offered constructive advice for interacting with my ex-husband and maintaining boundaries. Through working with her I was able to care for myself so that I could be a mindful, present mama and really soak in the precious moments with my newborn daughter. My sessions with Jillian made a huge difference as I navigated this time in my life. I could not recommend her more highly.

Written by H.A. on Aug 15, 2019 after counseling with Jillian for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’ve been working with Jillian for 4 months now and even though I’ve been through plenty of other therapists, no one quite gets it like Jillian! She’s always willing to listen and adapt to any type of way you receive information. She always has tricks and tools up her sleeve to share with you to help with any situation. I love working with Jillian and am looking forward to many more sessions to come!

Written by B.R. on Jul 17, 2019 after counseling with Jillian for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Jillian is a fantastic counselor. She's a keen listener who promotes self-acceptance, self-love and compassion. Jillian helped me more than I ever could have imagined. I knew therapy could be powerful, but even I was surprised with the amazing strides and tangible results after working together!

Written by J.A. on Jun 06, 2019 after counseling with Jillian for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

Jillian has been terrific. She has worked with me in a variety of ways which has been tremendous! I would highly recommend her.

Written by S.I. on Apr 23, 2019 after counseling with Jillian for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Having Jillian as a counsellor has truly been a tremendous help for me. She is very kind, warm and empathetic, and really makes one feel seen. My sessions with her have been a very safe place where I have felt comfortable to share everything important, she listens deeply and encourages when needed. Jillian has a lot of knowledge in her field and is extremely qualified to do what she does. Lastly, it’s been wonderful to also share her sense of humour and make even quite sinister topics not so dark.

Written by T.I. on Feb 12, 2019 after counseling with Jillian for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Jillian is simply amazing. She listens, she encourages, and she quite simply, turned my life around.

Written by A.C. on Feb 05, 2019 after counseling with Jillian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Jillian is an incredible listener. She always seems to know exactly what to say and makes absolutely sure that her clients feel comfortable, safe, and cared for. She is very kind, understanding, and gentle, and provides wonderful insight on why we feel what we feel and what we can do to combat that. She has years of expertise which helps her to bring great advice to the table, and also does a lot of external research into other helpful coping methods and practices. She is educated on LGBTQ+ topics which helps clients in that community to feel even safer. Jillian is an amazing counselor and I would highly recommend her to anyone that believes in meditation, mindfulness, and learning to question yourself and the world around you in a nonjudgemental way.

Written by H.A. on Aug 13, 2018 after counseling with Jillian for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by A.N. on Jul 03, 2018 after counseling with Jillian for 1 month on issues concerning family, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by N.A. on May 14, 2018 after counseling with Jillian for 7 months

Jillian is great. . . so open with great ideas that really help you work your way through things.

Written by S.H. on May 03, 2018 after counseling with Jillian for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger, and career

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.

Written by K.J. on Feb 06, 2018 after counseling with Jillian for 9 months

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.

Written by K.E. on Jan 29, 2018 after counseling with Jillian for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Thanks for your help.

Written by S.A. on Dec 13, 2017 after counseling with Jillian for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, eating, and self esteem

She has been very understanding and supportive. I would recommend her to a lot of people.

Written by K.R. on Dec 09, 2017 after counseling with Jillian for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

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.

Written by D.I. on Nov 01, 2017 after counseling with Jillian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by K.I. on Sep 07, 2017 after counseling with Jillian for 3 weeks on issues concerning career

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!

Written by P.O. on Aug 16, 2017 after counseling with Jillian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

Thank you Jillian for being there and actually listening and accepting me!

Written by C.O. on Jul 12, 2017 after counseling with Jillian for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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.

Written by K.E. on Jun 25, 2017 after counseling with Jillian for 3 weeks

Jillian brings a kind and open heart to her therapy practice. She helps shine a light on areas that are sometimes hard to see.

Written by T.I. on Jun 18, 2017 after counseling with Jillian for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, anger, and career

I have found this resource quite helpful and the advice provided dovetails my needs. It does take work; but, all self improvement requires investment.

Written by H.A. on Jun 08, 2017 after counseling with Jillian for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Jillian has a friendly and warm approach. Puts one at ease. Feels safe to discuss things.

Written by B.A. on May 25, 2017 after counseling with Jillian for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Jillian is very warm, honest, helpful, and patient. I would recommend her to anyone who needs help.