Jill M. Ellingson, MA, LMFT
I am very experienced in and passionate about helping couples work through relationship challenges. Emotional disconnection, sexual issues, communication struggles, “roommate syndrome,” infidelity, addiction issues and social inequality are just a few of the common challenges most couples face at one time or another in their relationships. You don’t have to figure out solutions on your own! I bring an encouraging and balanced approach to couples counseling that includes exploring and affirming one another’s needs, forgiving past hurts and reconnecting hearts.
I am a certified Prepare/Enrich premarital counselor and truly enjoy helping couples develop a realistic, strong and healthy foundation for their future together. We’ll explore your growth areas and celebrate the strengths you each bring to your relationship. This is a very rewarding and fun experience!
I work with individuals of all ages, including children and adolescents seeking help or change in order to meet life’s demands. With adults, I specialize in anxiety, depression, self-confidence and relationship struggles, as well as grief and loss. With teens, my strengths and experience are in self-harm, anxiety, depression, body image and belonging/friendship issues. With younger children, I am trained in and utilize play therapy as children express themselves best through play.
Stuck in a job that isn’t fulfilling? Ready to move to the next level but don’t know how? Feel like you are working in a field that doesn’t best utilize your talents and abilities? I worked as a leader and mentor in the corporate world for over 10 years and can provide coaching around career planning, job hunting, resume drafting and goal setting. I will walk alongside of you, encourage you, and help build your confidence and strength to take whatever that next step may be in your life.
Whether you are struggling with misbehaving children, challenging teens, relationship issues with siblings, parents or blended families, all families have their unique dynamics and challenges. I believe that love is at the heart of most families; sometimes we just need help reconnecting and finding that common ground for the healing process to begin!
Family Reunification Counseling
Looking to reconnect as co-parents after a challenging divorce situation? All kids need a healthy relationship with both parents when possible. I can help mediate and neutralize family tension to arrive at a place where healthy relationships can re-develop and thrive again.