After pursuing her first degree in Psychology, Jillian continued her corporate path with a career at a large brokerage firm until some health issues arose that forced her to take some time off. During this time, she experienced some significant healing with the help of Hypnotherapy, Coaching, Body-based therapies, and Nutrition. It became clear that her heart was being called to follow her passion for service to others, and this was the path to fulfill that.
Jillian focused her sights on a 2nd degree in Occupational Studies in Holistic Health Care with a Concentration in Mind-Body Transformational Psychology. This enabled her to study various healing arts and holistic modalities, including Clinical Hypnotherapy, (Advanced) Life Coaching, Holistic Nutrition, Polarity principles, and more. In addition, she soon developed a passion for supporting those with trauma - primarily through Subconscious, Somatic (body and nervous system), and Play Therapy approaches. She now holds various certifications in these areas and is registered with accredited associations in each area.
Today, and for the last several years, Jillian has been doing what her soul had always longed for. She feels honored to focus her practice on Clinical Hypnotherapy and Somatic/Trauma Healing, Empowerment Life Coaching, and Play Therapy - from a Trauma-trained and Attachment perspective by assisting and empowering clients to reach their goals.
Jillian takes a whole-brain approach that resources and rewires the conscious and subconscious mind by supporting resolution of unprocessed emotions, unmet needs, traumas that create unhelpful thoughts, feelings, behaviors, beliefs (etc.). She further incorporates a deep knowledge of nervous system regulation techniques to support the physical wellbeing of the body coming back into balance from tension(s) that can be held from unresolved stress/anxiety/trauma for more complete integration. She strives to make sure her approach is affirming to both neurotypical and neurodiverse clients alike.
Facilitating and offering various workshops, training, and classes, including a monthly PEER Group (for parents/caregivers) - as well as mentoring options and programs for other practitioners, is something she finds significant meaning in. Her long-term goal includes normalizing the benefits and awareness of trauma-informed Clinical Hypnotherapy, Mental Health, and Coaching practices informed by nervous system awareness and holding space to draw out others' innate intelligence from a place of compassionate neutrality. She is also a published internationally best-selling co-author of the book Inspirations and published blog author.
Last, when she is not working or learning, Jillian reports that nothing beats spending time with her family. She says, "They are such an integral part of who I am, both personally and professionally, and I owe so very much to my two sons and an incredible husband. Without their love, support, and grace, none of this would have been fully possible!"
Sarah comes to EH&C with over 15 years of experience. She has a plethora of knowledge in providing therapeutic support in several modalities: individual, couples, group and family therapy (in direct-counseling settings, crisis management settings and with children in private settings.) She obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees from ASU in psychology and social work and is highly trained in trauma-informed practices, cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, EFT, person-centered therapy, child-centered play therapy, somatic experiencing (beginning-level), and attachment theory. She continues to further her training in these and other areas to expand her toolbox and has come to EH&C to deepen her knowledge of a more holistic approach to mind-body therapeutic support. It is incredibly important to Sarah to provide mental health support through a trauma-informed lens, knowing that emotional safety and connection are of the utmost importance.
Sarah shares that her intention with any client is to allow them to fully express and embody their most authentic and best self without being limited by fear of judgment, failure, or rejection. She takes a client-centered approach to fully understand barriers that are in the way for her clients. In addition, she works together with them from a place of unconditional regard to create a more holistic sense of well-being.
Sarah enjoys supporting individuals of all ages and from various backgrounds. She currently does a great deal of work with children, teens, young adults, and parents. When working with adults and parents, she believes in working together to help meet their goals based on their desires and intentions. This can range from clients interested in a short-term approach that expedites their process and results to clients who want to address deep-seated traumas to eradicate unhelpful behavior patterns. When working with children, she believes in creating a therapeutic container that draws out their own innate intelligence and a sense of safety that fosters emotional regulation, accountability, self-esteem, and overall well-being for both the child and their family unit. Sarah believes the therapeutic process can help clients recognize and dismantle unhelpful patterns, allowing them to come away with an empowered sense of self and live a more authentic and fulfilling life.
When asked what brought her to the mental health field, Sarah shared, "Since I was a teenager, I knew that I wanted to help children and families. Growing up, my father was the disciplinarian of the household; but outside of that, we didn't have a relationship. As a child, if he said my name, my heart would jump because I was terrified I had done something wrong. I harbored a lot of resentment and hatred towards him; because of that, I had built walls around my heart. Unbeknownst to me, this impacted all of the relationships in my life (other family relationships, figures of authority, dating, friendships, etc.). In college, the stress of everything had become so great that I decided to seek out support. With my counselor's guidance, I could understand the unmet needs of my inner child, which was wreaking havoc in my life, and heal those wounded parts of myself. Through that process, I learned how to be vulnerable and the power of forgiveness. Not only do I have an amazing relationship with my father to this day, but I also have the ability to be connected to people I care about, even when that feels scary. It is because of that work that I knew that I wanted to spend my life supporting people and families in healing their relationships and trauma."
At EH&C we are beyond excited to have Sarah on board to help offer the highest quality of care and support to our clients! She currently either has availability or will soon have availability. Please feel free to reach out to her with any questions and/or to set up a complementary discovery call (phone consultation).
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It is of the utmost importance to us that our clients feel comfortable, safe, and at ease so that they can focus on "Shifting from Struggle to Serenity." We have found that feeling safe in session is a key factor to each individual's transformation, so rest assured everything you do in session will be done to hold a space that allows you to feel completely comfortable, understood, and honored. The very foundation of our approach is to hold space for, honor, and draw out each client's innate intelligence, healing, and abilities. This is done so you can be supported to harness those innate abilities to experience safe and integrative transformation and healing.