Hello. My name is Jill. I am a licensed psychologist with 14 years of experience in offering psychological services to children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families. I have worked in independent practice, child/adolescent group homes, school settings, community mental health, and Residential Treatment Centers. I have extensive training and experience in working with victims of trauma and have specialized training in trauma-informed therapeutic approaches such as EMDR and Internal Family Systems. I have also received training in Personality Disorders, LGBTQ+ issues, phase of life issues, prenatal and post-natal difficulties, and working with individuals experiencing psychosis.
I work primarily from a Psychodynamic/Analytic approach. I begin each therapeutic relationship with two goals: (1) who are you and (2) what is getting in the way of you living your best life? By answering these questions, I find an individual can begin to explore early childhood messages, identify core conflicts, and begin to challenge maladaptive messages they are holding. They can get out from underneath the messages of who they are supposed to be and how they are supposed to act in the world. I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Seeking Safety to provide direct coping strategies to help alleviate symptoms why working on deeper issues.
I received my Doctoral Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. I sought out an integrated program that challenged practitioners to understand how to bring spirituality into the room if needed due to my understanding of how important personal beliefs are to an individual. I seek in my practice to allow a client to bring into the room whatever is important to their life. I challenge my own preconceptions daily and seek to learn in everything I do. I practice from an Affirmative approach and seek always to listen first.
I do this work to watch change happen. I am often invited to join someone’s life at their weakest. In therapy, I am witness to an individual who may be opening up about places they have hidden for weeks, months, or even years. It is an honor to be invited on the journey.
I look forward to meeting you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Bipolar disorder
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Co-morbidity , Dissociation , Family of Origin Issues , Guilt and Shame , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Women's Issues Read more...
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
Psychologist #PSY25472 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
Psychologist #PY61038867 (Expires: 2021-06-17)
Jill is amazing! She listens and everyday I feel better about my journe
Jill is a wonderful listener and thought partner! She provides kind, caring, and non-judgmental support. She empowers patients to reflect and draw on strengths and internal resources to make decisions to move closer to the person they want to be and the life they want to lead. Would highly recommend Jill!