Jill is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who holds a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Simpson University. As a therapist, Jill incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in her work with clients and focuses on building a strong working relationship between herself and clients. She creates an environment filled with safety, respect and trust which enables a client to explore deeper issues and learn new ways of coping with a focus on client centered goals. She believes that each of us possesses strengths with which can be used to connect our inner power to heal from the grief, trauma, depression and stresses one might face. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which assists clients in changing core beliefs by identifying thought processes which are keeping them stuck in dysfunctional patterns of behavior. Jill’s focus is to help people discover why they might be relating and behaving the way they are and give them tools to create change, transforming their inner world and relationships.
She is also trained for trauma work, EMDR and specializes in Neurofeedback. Neurofeedback (NFB) heals the brain. Psychotherapy heals the mind. Together, neurofeedback and psychotherapy can create lasting change and recovery. Neurofeedback improves brain function so you can better engage in the psychotherapy process and make more conscious, healthy decisions for yourself. Neurofeedback also stabilizes the brain to reduce anxiety and depression, allowing for better, more lasting recovery from, trauma, PTSD, eating disorders and/or other addictions. It will not solve all your problems, and it can help stabilize your brain enough for you to do the recovery work necessary for lasting change.
Jill grew up on the Monterey Peninsula where she managed successful family businesses for many years. When her children were young she taught in an afterschool program which revealed her love for working with children and their families. During that time she was able to learn more about herself and discovered her gift of building relationships that encouraged healing in those she worked with. This was the foundation which inspired her to return to school to pursue a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Six years ago Jill moved to the Redding area to be closer to her parents. She has and loving husband and two teenagers who bring her great joy.
She is a member of the Redding Chapter of Marriage and Family Therapists and finds that service in her local church brings her great satisfaction.
Jill’s outside interests include tennis which she plays weekly and traveling with her children. In her spare time she loves to refinish old furniture pieces and interior design.
Specialization includes; couples, self-esteem issues, family system work, children’s behavioral problems, depression and anxiety.
Registered in the state of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern #82913.
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
American Association of Marrieage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)