I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in Iowa with over six years of experience. I have experience working in non-profit, residential, and clinical practice settings with individuals, facilitating group sessions, couples, families, as well as assisting individuals while involved in Department of Human Services and Department of Corrections who are experiencing a wide range of challenges. I have years of experience working with people who want to make a positive change in their life. I have acquired a wide range of skills, knowledge, and interventions to assist with depression, anxiety, addiction, finding purpose, trauma, grief/loss concerns, and self-esteem issues.
Along with having a LMHC, I am also a certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC) and have completed eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) training and was able to integrate that into practice in January 2019. I am a warm, caring, and nonjudgmental person that offers support and compassion. It takes strength and courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life, as well as take the first step towards a change. I am here to begin that journey with you through support and empowerment.
I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AZ LPC LPC-22262
IA LMHC 090055
Jill is fantastic in her services. She is very compassionate, caring and assesses each problem with intent, empathy and understanding. I am grateful that Jill is in my corner. And, if you give her a chance, she will be in yours as well. Thank you, Jill!
Written on Mar 28, 2023 after therapy with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Very supportive by checking in on me weekly
Written on Feb 28, 2023 after therapy with Jill for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and career difficulties
Jill is very flexible and works with my schedule.
Written on Sep 29, 2022 after therapy with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, and compassion fatigue
She understands and respects my needs. I feel very comfortable speaking with her about any topic no matter how embarrassing it may be she doesn’t judge at all
Written on Nov 29, 2020 after therapy with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Jill is an excellent counselor. She is attentive, kind, and helps provide solid solutions for working through issues. I would highly recommend working with Jill!
Written on Oct 30, 2020 after therapy with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes