Taking the stigma out of counseling.
Finding the right counselor can be tricky and we want to help you make that process as easy as possible. We pride ourselves on being very warm, hip, knowledgeable, and relatable. Our team of counselors are ordinary people. We want to take the stigma out of counseling.
Jill Smith and Associates (formerly Jill Smith Therapy) was founded on the belief that our clients should feel at ease with our services, and our atmosphere. We want to meet you, get to know you, and walk with you through your journey. Our “boutique” atmosphere makes these things happen organically. Many folks say that making that first phone call is the hardest part of seeking therapy – they fear they won’t find the above qualities. At Jill Smith and Associates, we have a very high rate of patient satisfaction. In fact, most of our patients have been with us for quite a while. And their referrals are where we get most of our business. There is truly no greater compliment.
Trained. Experienced. Prepared.
We take our profession and “craft” seriously. Our therapists are licensed, masters level social workers (LISW-CP) using evidence based modalities. We are committed to staying full versed in time honored techniques and approaches, while continually investing in mastering emerging evidence-based best practices.
We carve out time and resources each month for peer supervision and case consultation—providing unparalleled growth opportunities for us as clinician. One of the greatest challenges for therapists is that we work in a very private setting, one-on-one with couples or individuals. Therefore, it is imperative that we hone our skills by examining cases (clients remain anonymous) with peer therapists who can advise, suggest and observe.
Methodologies we implore:
- Solution focused therapy
- Trauma based cognitive behavioral therapy (Project Best-Duke Foundation and MUSC)
- Emotionally focused therapy (trained with Sue Johnson)
- Post partum depression (Trained with Karen Kleinman in Philadelphia)
- STAR Military Behavioral Health Protocol
- PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy)
- Forensic Interviewing (Finding words)
- Training (Dickerson Center for Children and The ARC)
- Critical Incident Response Training (SCLED)