Hello and welcome!
If you are reading this, you are probably someone who is struggling with something in your life. I am hear to listen to you and help you work through whatever may be bothering you.
I believe I am very caring, compassionate, and empowering, while also believing in being honest and real with my clients. There are times when you may just need to process through something, and other situations where you may need to challenge and address core beliefs. I can help with both.
I was born and raised in Minnesota, where I was practicing until very recently. I just moved to California. I have spent a couple years living and practicing in Upstate New York. I have both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in social work, with my Master's degree in Clinical Social Work. I have worked with a range of populations, individuals as young as 4 years old all the way to 55 years old, individuals of several different cultures, the LGBTQ+ community, individuals with developmental disabilities, families, individuals, and couples.
My passion is working with children and adults who have experienced trauma. This being said, I have experience with a range of challenges from anger management, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, exploring healthy and unhealthy relationships, low self esteem and self confidence, parenting issues, LGBTQ+ issues, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and blended families.
With using a variety of approaches, including ACT, CBT, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, strengths-based and solution focused therapies, I believe you will be able to explore your current life challenges and work to empower yourself to make changes in life.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LCSW 114684
MN LICSW 25877
She is great! Very intelligent and helpful. She has compassion for what she does
Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Jillana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Jillana is incredibly professional and has a plethora of mental health tools and resources for me to use at any given time. She checks in on me regularly and responds to my messages quickly. She’s so understanding and uses language and summarizes information in a way I can easily understand. I cannot tell you how great of a match she is for what I’m looking in a therapist.
Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with Jillana for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I have appreciated Jillana's responses and insight into my recent issues. She has given me some things to think about and challenged me to take action on a few other items.
Written on Jan 09, 2022 after therapy with Jillana for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and anger management
Jillana listens . Very good with her words. Thank you! Highly recommend.
Written on Jan 08, 2022 after therapy with Jillana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, anger management, and intimacy-related issues
Love working with Jill and she is extremely helpful!
Written on Apr 12, 2021 after therapy with Jillana for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She is great and hard working.
Written on Feb 05, 2021 after therapy with Jillana for 1 month on issues concerning intimacy-related issues