About Jill

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in practice for over 25 years, I have learned that each person’s journey to emotional health and wellness is unique.  As a therapist, I strive to help my clients to discover their own answers and to create a personalized path toward understanding, wellness and happiness.

I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1989 and my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1993.  During my graduate work, I completed internships in family and couples’ counseling, as well as in Solution-Focused therapy.  My professional experience includes work with families and couples, group therapy facilitation, and work with adults, teenagers and children.

In February of 2019, after completing the required coursework, training and consultation, I became a Certified Daring Way Facilitator.  This training is based on the work of Brené Brown and I am so excited to integrate and offer these ideas and curriculum in both my individual work with clients and in The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly and Rising Strong groups that I plan to offer in the future.

I have a special interest in prenatal and postpartum wellness and have extensive education and training in these specialty areas.  My work history includes many years of providing mental health services for a prenatal program, as well as working as a mental health consultant for nursing programs serving at-risk prenatal and postpartum women. I completed an internship in 2008/2009 with the Kempe Center and the Postpartum Depression Intervention Program (now called Healthy Expectations at Children’s Hospital).

Additionally, I am Level 1 and 2 certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and use this evidence-based approach in working with trauma, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.  I continue to learn and grow in my EMDR skills through participation in various trainings and peer consultation groups.

Currently, I am participating in a 2019/2020 year-long Level 1 Training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and look to incorporating this work into my practice as well!

As a therapist, wife and mother, I know how difficult it can be to create and maintain balance in life.  I understand the joys, sorrows, challenges and triumphs of parenthood, relationships and family life.  It is often hard to make time for yourself, your needs, and even your concerns or problems.  Make time for yourself and begin your journey to happiness and wellness now . . .

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