About Jill

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in practice for over 28 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.

I am a Certified Daring Way Facilitator and integrate the curricula and work of Brené Brown in both my individual work with clients and in groups.  I regularly offer groups based on the books and curricula of The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly and Rising Strong by Brené Brown.  Please reach out if you are interested in participating in one of these groups!

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.

I am also trained as an Internal Family Therapist (IFS) and continue to learn and grow in this work through ongoing trainings, supervision and consultation groups.  My training in IFS is integrated into all of my clinical work with individuals, families and groups.

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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