Jill Wasserman, MA, LPC provides highly effective treatment in a non-judgmental space so adults, adolescents, parents and kids can feel comfortable addressing even the most difficult challenges. Clients often remark that working with Jill doesn’t ‘feel like therapy’, because while they are addressing tough emotional, behavior and relationship challenges, they often find laughter and joy during therapy. She helps individuals manage and work through a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, and ADHD, as well as various other co-occurring medical and mental health difficulties. Jill is deeply committed to helping individuals create long lasting relief and change, utilizing a range of evidence-based treatment approaches. These include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Mindfulness practice. Jill works collaboratively with clients to identify their specific goals and customizes the treatment approach to best suit each individual or family’s unique needs.
Jill also has extensive experience treating substance abuse and addiction disorders, including alcohol, drugs, overuse and misuse of marijuana, and gaming and gambling addiction. Jill helps clients recognize and anchor their motivation to fight addiction in aspects of life that are most important to them. She works to help individuals heal from traumatic experiences that can often lead to substance use disorders.
Jill earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a Counseling Specialization and a Concentration in Addiction Treatment from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. Jill previously worked in the higher education context providing mental health interventions for college students and staff, as well as devising and implementing campus wide substance use prevention efforts. Jill also has an extensive background in working with clients who have experienced negative life events due to mental health or addiction, such as relationship troubles, censure at work, or encounters with the criminal justice system. Health professionals and business executives find her background and approach particularly well suited to their needs.
Whether you’re seeking support and guidance through a specific, challenging situation or are ready to make a change in your life to address longer standing mental health difficulties, Jill would be honored to work with you.