I can understand and relate to the hesitation with finding a therapist and starting therapy. My philosophy is that everyone at sometime in their life could benefit from therapy. I encourage an open, warm, and non-judgmental environment. I want you to be comfortable coming to session and taking the journey of healing and well-being together. I have a variety of experience working with different populations. I have been in the human service field for about 15 years. I have worked with children and families, adults with mental illness/co-occurring disorders, and court ordered treatment.
I use a Cognitive Behavioral approach, Solution Focused, while using Dialectical Behavioral tools to cope with everyday struggles. I have extensive experience working with individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, low self esteem, OCD, addictions, anger management, and personality disorders.
I graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelors of Arts (2004) in Family Studies and double minor in Substance Abuse Prevention/Intervention and Psychology and Siena Heights University (2007) with a Masters of Arts in School and Community Counseling and then graduated in (2014) with a Masters in Instruction Design and Training and Development
Additional areas of focus: Jealousy, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Self-Harm
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MI LPC 6401010576
Jillian is easy to talk to and keeps our sessions casual and comfortable. I am grateful to have had her support through a phase of life that really challenged my mental health.
Written on Aug 27, 2020 after therapy with Jillian for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Jillian is a fantastic counselor, she is engaging and empathic and really helpful in finding solutions and offering her expertise and experiences to help move through your own struggles. She does an awesome job with validating and offering insight and feedback.
Written on Jul 26, 2020 after therapy with Jillian for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Jillian is warm, caring and an enthused listener with thoughtful reflections -- she clearly doesn't pass judgment or expect you to be anyone other than you are. And she has a great sense of humor. She's been a real help and I'm grateful to have found her.
Written on Jun 12, 2020 after therapy with Jillian for 10 months
I really enjoy talking with her. She really makes all my emotions and feelings makes sense. She helps me to organize my thoughts into actual thoughts.
She is wonderful!
Written on May 05, 2020 after therapy with Jillian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief
She's always been very helpful to me.
Written on Mar 27, 2020 after therapy with Jillian for 8 months
She is amazing. Truly understand and is very easy to talk to. It’s like you’re talking to your best friend.
Written on Feb 27, 2020 after therapy with Jillian for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes