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A message from Jillyn

I am a clinical supervisor and social worker with specialized training in trauma, mindfulness, deafness and hard of hearing, older adults and adolescents, and have advanced Gottman Method training. I use evidence-based therapeutic approaches combined with my own emphasis on engaging clients to be their most authentic, healthy, and goal-achieving selves. I want you to live into your values, and I offer a safe space for you to be vulnerable, open, and know your innate worthiness. My goal is to guide you through these intense challenges in a way that can help you improve communication and build a stronger, more satisfying relationship.

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Iowa: # 007861
Illinois: # 149.014677

Where I Practice

Clinical office: Davenport, Iowa

Online intensives and follow up sessions: Iowa and Illinois



B.S. in Psychology – Illinois State University

M.S.W. in Social Work – Illinois State University

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Feedback from my couples

I feel more committed and I’m no longer considering divorce.

I feel more committed and I’m no longer considering divorce.
We were not getting along very well, I was considering divorce, we were in crisis in terms of our relationship but hoping to be able to work it out and stay together.

We worked with two different therapists in the past and both times it was very helpful for us.

We wanted to get a lot of help in a short amount of time, so the intensive made sense to us. Also, we had done Gottman therapy in the past and that really worked well for us, and my individual therapist also recommended EFT [Emotionally-Focused Therapy].

I would’ve like to be able to start it sooner, I was worried we would be had a breaking point by the time we got to therapy.

Jillyn was wonderful to work with. We both felt like she really listened to us and validated both of our perspectives. She was very skilled in translating for one another, getting to the root issue of our problems, and reinforcing our unique values and how that affects conflict in our marriage.

The step-by-step conversations for her navigating a conflict in the aftermath of an argument were very helpful. It was really helpful for Jillyn to jump in and tell us when we were going off track or criticizing, making assumptions, etc.

We feel much closer now, and hopeful again about our marriage. I feel more committed and I’m no longer considering divorce.

We have increased closeness, a better understanding of each other’s perspective, and tools to help with maintaining the positive aspects of our relationship

What would you say to couples that are considering working with Couples Therapy Inc.?

The intensive is a really great way to jumpstart therapy, especially for couples in crisis. However, for any couples with financial constraints this might be cost prohibitive. That was our one hesitation when signing up.

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