American Counseling Association member since 2003
National Board of Certified Counselors member since 2003
AAS American Association of Suicidology member since 2019
Jill is a licensed professional counselor who has focused on working with Survivors of Suicide and generalized grief since 2003. She was first introduced to those bereaved by suicide while working for The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing in Washington, D.C. Jill knew almost immediately that she wanted to focus her life's work on helping Survivors. She appreciates the uniqueness and dispelling of social stigma associated with this grief. Her goal is to provide a safe space for those struggling with loss, and to help provide hope for those feeling confused, helpless and alone. Jill provides local trainings on both prevention and postvention. She and a co-speaker have been invited to speak at the American Association of Suicidology national conference on several occasions, as well as the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention conference two years in a row. Jill has also spoken at the International Association for Suicide Prevention conference in Oslo, Norway and Talin, Estonia. Providing education through community presentations happens to be one of her favorite things to do.
Colorado State University:
Graduated with a degree in Liberal Arts, 1993
University of Colorado-Denver:
Graduated with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, 2003.