My name is Jillian and I completed my masters in clinical mental health at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. After graduating from Elon University with a degree in psychology and criminal justice I knew that the next step I needed to take was to pursue my masters.
Previously, I have worked with children, adolescents, and young adults in outpatient and residential settings. More specifically helping & guiding individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, regulating emotions, identifying coping mechanisms, and overall self-confidence. Relationships and attachment are also my passions since after all we are social beings.
As of right now, I work with individuals who are struggling eating disorders which provides me with the privilege and opportunity to grow as a professional and continue to be a life -long learner. I work in an impatient treatment center which gives me another venue for experience in the complex treatment of eating disorders.
While collaborating with clients, I draw from several theories including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Person-Centered, and Bowen Family Systems Theory. At the same time, I am a huge believer in holistic wellness and that part of the healing process is considering the whole person rather than only their mind or only their emotions.
When I’m not busy with work, I enjoy spending my time outdoors either running or going on a hike with my dog. I also love traveling whenever I have the time and trying new things!