Jill Bers is a Licensed Certified Social Worker Clinical (LCSW-C) who began working with Garnering Change Psychotherapy in March 2016. Jill provides individual therapy to adults and older adolescents, family therapy and couple’s counseling, including pre-marital, marital, co-parenting and blended family counseling.
In her experience, Jill has found that fear is often the unrealized dynamic that gets in the way of fulfillment and happiness in many areas of life. Whether a recent adjustment or stressor has brought about pain or confusion, or whether a challenge is more longstanding, therapy is a means to uncovering existing strengths, and to gaining insights and new skills to help overcome the fears that often accompany these challenges.
Jill’s therapy approach is client center and solution-focused and she respectfully collaborates with her clients to identify goals and assists clients in achieving them. Employing a variety of clinical methods, Jill helps those struggling with anxiety, depression, life cycle transitions including adjustment to college or new employment, families undergoing separation and divorce, empty nest, caring for aging family, grief and loss She also has a background working in employee relations, counseling and coaching employees to empower and improve interpersonal relationships with colleagues and/or superiors.
Jill received her Bachelors of Arts from Tulane University and her Masters in Social Work at the University of Maryland School of Social Work where her focus was on clinical work with families and children. Her background has largely been in outpatient therapy. She has also directed clinical operations for large behavioral health care organizations where she has supervised and managed clinicians of all disciplines. Jill received specialized clinical training from the Brief Family Therapy Center in Milwaukee and is trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy. She received a certificate in Family Mediation in 2002.