Jill (she/her/hers) received her bachelor of science degree from Binghamton University in integrative neuroscience and is currently pursuing a mental health counseling master's degree at Hunter College. She has worked as a registered behavior technician supporting neurodivergent children and adolescents for 5 years. During these experiences, Jill has strengthened her personal qualities of warmth, patience, and empathy and is excited to utilize these qualities in a counseling role.
I believe that the rapport shared between counselor and client is at the forefront of all therapeutic progress. Building rapport is critical not only at the start of therapy but throughout the entirety of the therapeutic relationship. I am looking forward to building a solid empathic connection with my clients and highlighting the strengths they already have within themselves. During our journey together I encourage my clients to openly communicate with me as we both authentically engage with one another.
I have a strong background in helping others and know what it is like to struggle. Through my own therapeutic journey, I have realized how important it is to have someone to whom you can open up completely in a judgment-free space. From my background in psychology and neuroscience, being a registered behavior technician, and especially my own experiences in counseling, I was moved to become a counselor. I truly believe being your authentic self is the way to create a strong connection with others, and I am looking forward to building this kind of connection with my clients. As I get to know my clients and we explore their concerns together, my goal is to highlight the strengths they already have within themselves. I am looking forward to working together with my clients in order for them to live happy and meaningful lives.