About me

I am a licensed therapist in the states of Florida and in Pennsylvania. I am also Nationally Certified as well as Board Certified in Telemental Health. I live in Florida and have over 25+ years of experience in both the mental health and the medical professions. I have worked in private practice as well as hospital and outpatient settings over the years and have experience with depression, anxiety, relationship and family conflicts, career related issues, medical and chronic pain issues, eating disorders and addictions. I have not met a client that I haven't enjoyed working with. My career goal has always been to be a therapist-it's who I am and how I relate to the world.

I am comfortable utilizing many different approaches depending upon the individual and their presenting issue. Some of those include: Cognitive Behavioral; Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT); Humanistic; Psychodynamic: Behavioral; Solution-Focused or Brief therapy; or Trauma based to name, but a few. The most important concept for me is to gain your trust. If you don't feel comfortable talking with me and feel like I understand you, it doesn't matter what approach I use or how smart I think I am, it's not going to work for you. So, the main thing I do in the beginning is to take a little time to build trust between us so you feel that this is a safe space. I am very open and honest and I strongly encourage that with everyone I work with. All feedback is welcome. That is important to me. **Please note: I am ONLY ACCEPTING FEMALE CLIENTS at this time.
In my spare time, I'm an artist and I paint when I find time. I do local art shows and commission work. I've taught art in the local elementary school for their special projects during the years. And in a previous life, I've been a musician and have taught music lessons both privately as well as in middle school.

I write a mental health blog that you can look up at www.themoodswing.blog and get either information or some humor depending on the subject and my mood when I'm writing. This coming year in 2022 I'm going to try to write more posts as a goal as I've had many requests to continue writing. Fingers crossed!

I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you better and working together to find a solution that is healthy and right for you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 22

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

FL LMHC MH 8291

PA LPC PC011810


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jill Ott. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Jill for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Jill is very kind and respectful. Jill gives good ideas to cope with everyday stressors.

Written on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Jill for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I really like this therapist and she works very well with me.

Written on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Jill for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

She actively tries to help. She’s great

Written on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and relationship issues

Friendly, understanding, to the point. Responses and treatment tuned to your personality and specific needs

Written on Apr 05, 2021 after therapy with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Jill has been great to work with. I feel like from the first conversation she really understood me and what I was trying to get out of this experience. She is very professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her!

Written on Feb 22, 2021 after therapy with Jill for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, and self esteem

After my first therapist retired, I tried three others who were OK, but did not meet the bar that my first had met. I considered it a fluke that I had gotten so lucky and no one else could come close to what I hoped therapy could give me.
Until BetterHelp connected me with Jill Ott. Despite beginning my treatment via written messages, I was able to realize an almost immediate connection to Jill as she became uncannily relatable, compassionate and understanding. Though it’s still early in my treatment, I am extremely grateful for the guidance and connection Jill has provided! Thank you!

Written on Feb 08, 2021 after therapy with Jill for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jill is fantastic. Just wish I needed.

Written on Sep 16, 2020 after therapy with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

When I joined Betterhelp I was very happy to learn that I could actually have input on which counselor I would be working with. I had a feeling that many of my issues were based on my current life situation (age, employment, finance, family relationships, etc). I liked that I could choose gender, age range, and other demographics. I think it makes for a more comfortable situation, especially given it was my first time speaking with a therapist.
Jill Ott is very understanding and supportive. She has given me great suggestions on receiving stress, looking for the causes of many issues, and even suggesting underlying medical possibilities (hormones and thyroid levels).
I feel very comfortable speaking with her - almost like I am sharing my thoughts with a very smart friend!

Work with me!