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Mental Health Counselor / Therapist in Lisle, IL

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Jill Scott-Trainer, MSW, LCSW

Jill Scott-Trainer, MSW, LCSW | Mental Health Counselor / Therapist photo
When Life Is Overwhelming, I Focus Upon
Giving You the Tools that Can Bring Immediate Relief.
I provide individual, couples and group psychotherapy.

Although I have worked with many clients with varying issues, my specialties include issues of loss and bereavement, life-threatening illnesses (such as cancer), depression, anxiety and fertility issues. I have particular interest in working with suicide survivors (individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide), families dealing with grief and loss, cancer patients, young adults dealing with illness, couples dealing with fertility issues.

Since much of my focus is grief and loss issues, I have the most experience with clients that are in great distress. I strive to concentrate on the present, focus on the future and explore the past to understand current behaviors and coping. I create a safe place where clients can focus on their goals and acquire more coping tools to adjust to life changes.
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Counseling / Therapy  Learning Disabilities
 Anger Management  Life Transitions
 Anxiety and Panic  Loneliness
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Body Image Issues  Marriage Counseling
 Caregiver Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Chronic Illness  Online / Teletherapy
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Couples Therapy  Relationship Issues
 Depression  Self-Esteem Issues
 Divorce  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Domestic Violence  Sexual Dysfunction
 Eating Disorders  Stress Management
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Trauma and PTSD
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Women's Issues
 Grief and Loss  Work and Career Issues
 Group Therapy
Licenses/Certifications
 Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Education/Training
I hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of Iowa.
Bio
My approach to therapy is primarily systemic. Systems theory seeks to address people not at an individual level, as is often the focus of other forms of therapy, but as people in relationship, dealing with the interactions of groups, their patterns and dynamics. Generally some disruption within your personal system, such as an illness, loss or death, brings you to therapy. Examining the relationships that are in your everyday life—friends, family, co-workers and communities—help determine what you would like to work on to give you better coping strategies.

I also use psychodynamic methods to help determine how you learned to deal with everyday life. Most of our adult behaviors are rooted in how we grew up and values we were taught as children. By discussing the past, we can understand the present and how to make changes in our thinking and behaviors for the future.

Most symptoms are adaptive. There are usually very good reasons why people are operating in ways that may not make sense to themselves or others. I work with my clients to deepen their understanding of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Over the course of treatment, this collaborative process can lead to positive change and self-growth.
Memberships
I am professionally affiliated with the National Association of Social Work and Association of Oncology Social Work.
Payments Accepted
insurance, cash, check, credit cards
Hours:by appointment
License:149.011173 IL
Recommendations
Mary Koludrovic, Chicago
I've worked professionally with Jill for several years and I would highly recommend anyone to her for therapy. I know her to be a very compassionate and thoughtful person with a calming presence.
Jessica Niekrasz, Riverside
Jill is an amazingly insightful and delightfully direct person. Working with Jill you will find that she cuts through all the words and nonsense we use to "get by" and targets the issue at hand. She's compassionate and helpful, supportive and proactive. I highly recommend her for anyone who is looking, truly looking, for the source of issues in a safe environment.
Location
4300 Commerce Court
Suite 300-10
LisleIL 60532
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