MS, LMFT, LMHCA
Jill earned her B.S. degree from Liberty University where she majored in Clinical Psychology with a minor in Christian Counseling. She then received her Master’s degree for Marriage and Family Therapy from Whitworth University. While attending Whitworth she worked with adolescents in the school setting as well as couples, families, and individuals at the Whitworth Counseling Center. The focus of her training was working with couples, families, and individuals struggling with a variety of mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, and relationship struggles.
Jill has participated in externships for Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Gottman Therapy used for supporting couples. She has also completed training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy. She uses an integrated approach in her counseling pulling from Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy.
Beyond her training she has personal life experience that has fueled her with the desire to support others facing a variety of difficulties at different phases of their lives. Jill understands what it is like to need someone to come along side you not necessarily with all the answers, but to support and walk with you as you grow through difficult times and circumstances.
Jill believes that all individuals have the capacity to grow and change when equipped with hope, love and support. It is Jill’s goal to meet individuals, couples, and families where they are at and create an environment of hope that allows them to feel positive about themselves and discover true meaning.
When Jill isn’t working you can find her hanging out with her VERY large family, reading a book, or snuggling with her dogs. She enjoys watching almost all sports and spending time on the water during the summer.