"There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life." ~ Tara Brach
Therapy should be respectful of your natural healing processes.
We can exist outside of diagnosis and labels.
Take the time you need to heal.
There can be room for humor in therapy.
Therapy can help you develop the confidence and skills necessary to make wise choices.
As you become aware of how your inner environment functions, it can free you to choose your responses, rather than react automatically.
As a professional, intense and regular study is helpful in staying current with treatments and approaches.
It is not the job of the therapist to have the answers, but to help you hear your own deep wisdom.
Directing time, energy, and resources into well-being is a good investment.
We all need help to excavate, reclaim, and reignite our lost voices, precious dreams, yearnings, and unique gifts. We were not meant to do this work alone.
Licensed in the state of Idaho as a Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Licensed in the state of Texas as a Professional Counselor (LPC)
Board-approved Supervisor for individuals pursuing licensure in the state of Idaho
Board certified through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Professional member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), the Idaho Counseling Association (ICA), and the Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA)
President-elect of the Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA) for the 2018-2019 term
As a former personal trainer and yoga instructor, Jillian became interested in psychology when she witnessed the connection between physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health in her personal training clients and yoga students. A foundation in physical fitness and yoga led to more training in various meditation traditions, Toltec teachings, Ecopsychology, Expressive Arts Therapy, and Jungian/Depth Psychology. Jillian is open to a body-mind-spirit healing perspective and has sought formal training in mindfulness meditation and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC).
Before going to graduate school to study psychology, Jillian explored other career paths. She received an undergraduate degree in Advertising from The University of Texas and interned in the Public Relations department of the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. She worked in commercial real estate, sales in the family business, and was accepted to law school, but decided to go a different route.
Jillian specializes in working with adolescents and young adults in their 20s and 30s. As a supervisor, she works with therapists who are interested in incorporating mindfulness-based, compassion-based, and creative arts therapies into sessions.
In her free time she likes to camp, hike, ski, read, paint, sketch, and answer all her emails. Before moving to Boise in 2017, she lived in Houston, Austin and Philadelphia. Jillian has taught meditation and yoga locally and at international retreats.
"I am an LGBTQIA life-affirming therapist. Issues related to oppression are everyone's concern not just the concern of those that are targets of oppression." ~ Jillian
***PLEASE NOTE: I will be out of the office November 21st until December 10th. I will be unreachable by phone and email because I will be out of the country and will have unreliable internet and phone service. If you need to speak with a clinician before I return, please contact Mary Fish, LPC at 208-509-2349 from November 22nd through November 28th or Jamie Van, LPC at 208-850-9186 from November 29th through December 7th. I will be returning calls on December 10th and will be back in the office on December 11th. I look forward to speaking with you.***