Jill is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who holds a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Simpson University. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which assists clients in changing core beliefs, by identifying thought processes that are keeping them stuck in dysfunctional patterns of behavior. 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 person possesses internal strengths they can connect to, that help us heal from the grief, trauma, depression and stresses one might face. 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. Psychotherapy heals the mind, and Neurofeedback (NFB) heals the brain; together, these two can create lasting change and recovery. NFB 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. This helps allow for better and more lasting recovery from trauma, PTSD, eating disorders and/or other addictions. It will not solve all your problems, but 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.
Specialization includes; couples, self-esteem issues, family system work, children’s behavioral problems, depression and anxiety.
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
American Association of Marrieage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)