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 depression, anxiety, grief, relationships and 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 Attachment, 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. I am also an EMDR therapist, modality to process trauma which is the underlying cause of most symptoms and emotional distress.
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!