About Me

I am an Licensed Professional Counselor with over 16 years of experience . I specialize in treating adoption related issues, trauma, grief and loss, parenting issues. I am certified in TF-CBT, trained in EMDR and is and adoption competent professional. I serve children, adolescents, adults and families. I graduated with undergraduate degree in Psychology from Auburn University and with her masters degree in community counseling from Auburn University Montgomery.

Dr. Brené Brown says "When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending.", I believe this to be true and work with clients to create new endings through understanding our own stories, identifying triggers to block our growth, and identifying steps towards achieving desired outcomes. I provide a relatable, empathic, and calming approach. Because each person holds unique qualities and circumstances, I work to holistically understand clients and tailor the counseling experience around clients' specific needs and desires.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

AL LPC 3233


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jill Sexton. 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 by B.A. on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Jill for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and adhd

I worked with Jill over the timespan of 15 months and my life has changed entirely in that time. Her open mind, listening ear and kind, understanding guidance has helped me to overcome so many struggles, some of which I never expected to overcome in my lifetime in such a relatively small timeframe. If there is ever another opportunity or need for counseling in my future life, I'd be glad to work with her again.

Written by S.U. on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Jill for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, and adhd

I really enjoy my therapy sessions with Jill - she gets to the point and also is very knowledgeable in her field. She provide a lot of back materials and book recommendations.
I highly recommend her.

Written by G.E. on Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Jill for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Thank you!

Written by M.E. on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Jill has created a safe space for me to be honest and reflect on my experiences. She offers realistic and pragmatic advice when needed and has always been there to support.

Written by N.I. on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Jill for 4 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jill has helped me, and continues to help me, find an understanding of myself and how to be the best me. She provides a safe atmosphere in which to delve in to all aspects of my life.

Written by A.B. on Dec 29, 2021 after therapy with Jill for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Jill is amazing!!

Written by K.I. on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Jill for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Jill has been wonderful. She has already helped me a great deal.

Written by L.A. on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Jill for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Jill has been a great help and support for me! She is both professional and relatable at the same time. We have only had a few appointments so far, but I’m grateful that we were matched!

Written by M.A. on Sep 10, 2021 after therapy with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and adhd

I appreciate a lot working on my issues with Jill. She's a great listener and always ask really coherent questions that help me work on myself.

Written by I.A. on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Jill for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I have an enormous amount of respect for Jill. Even if she doesn't always have an answer, she listens to everything you have to say. She's very knowledgeable, compassionate, and of obviously, a great listener. I'm grateful I was connected with her as my therapist.

Written by K.A. on Jun 02, 2021 after therapy with Jill for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Jill is very easy to talk to and very knowledgeable of psychiatric approaches and techniques for whatever situation you bring to her. I am extremely happy with the quality of therapy I have received so far from Jill and excited to be able to continue forward with her.

Written by C.O. on Apr 10, 2021 after therapy with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning career difficulties

I'm enjoying working with Jill because she's helping me to see things from a different perspective and helping me grow as a person.

Written by M.E. on Dec 27, 2020 after therapy with Jill for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Jill has been a wonderful help. She is always on time, available when I need her, and does her best to listen and help when she can. She always remembers our conversations and offers strategies to help me outside of our sessions. I feel very blessed to have worked with her.

Written by C.H. on Nov 30, 2020 after therapy with Jill for 7 months on issues concerning grief

She has really helped me a lot! Words cannot express how thankful I am for all her guidance.

Written by L.E. on Nov 10, 2020 after therapy with Jill for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Jill has been kind, understanding, supportive, and helpful. She both listens to my concerns and offers me activities to guide my thinking patterns in the positive direction. She is easy to talk to and I feel like she cares about me.

Written by M.A. on Aug 06, 2020 after therapy with Jill for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I feel like I found a friend whom I can tell everything. She guides me through my feelings and makes sure I understand what I’m feeling and how to accept it and let myself heal. She’s great! I will continue seeing her.

Written by K.E. on Jul 07, 2020 after therapy with Jill for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Great counselor...listener and coach!!!

Written by T.A. on Apr 26, 2020 after therapy with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Jill is the only person who doesn't think I am a loser.

Written by K.A. on Apr 20, 2020 after therapy with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jill was very understanding and kind. She took the time to get to know me and my situation. I never once felt uncomfortable sharing information with her. She always talked to me with concern and compassion.

Written by L.A. on Apr 12, 2020 after therapy with Jill for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Jill is wonderful! She messages me usually very quickly and sometimes it surprises me when she answers because I wasn't necessarily expecting a response so soon. She's listened to whati I've told her and even has suggested a few things. She understands my concerns and gives specific answers rather than blanket statements or just general advice. She's always been kind. I appreciate her attentiveness and her caring attitude towards what's going on in my life.

Written by F.L. on Mar 25, 2020 after therapy with Jill for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Jill S. doesn't jump to conclusions and if I do she allows time and space for me to work through it some before giving her view/advice.

Work with me!