My name is Jillynn (pronounced Jill-Lynn), and I am a Licensed Certified Art Therapist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Ecotherapist, who brings my passion for art and the more-than-human world to my work as a clinician, clinical supervisor, and educator.
I identify as a queer, white, latinx, cisgender woman and find that my intersections are ever evolving. I believe that having a solid understanding of my positions of privilege and when and how these positions intersect with those of my clients is an essential framework when building a therapeutic relationship.
I have spent the past 26 years working in a variety of community based, residential, day treatment, and therapeutic school settings with individuals from preschool to elderhood who have been significantly impacted by systemic oppression, relational abuse and mental health challenges. I specialize in working with women, young adults and adolescents and have significant training and experience in supporting neurodivergent individuals, individuals recovering from trauma and individuals in the LGBQTIA+ community.
In addition to offering individual and family therapy, I facilitate art based ecotherapy groups for women, BIPOC individuals and members of the LGBTQIA+ community experiencing various life transitions. Additionally, I offer an annual community building art therapy group for teens. I also offer seasonal ecotherapy workshops to assist one in finding grounding, peace and aligning with the rhythms of the more than human world.
When I’m not working directly with clients, I serve as adjunct faculty in the Art Therapy Graduate Department at Lewis and Clark College and provide clinical supervision for associates working towards licensure.