Jill Monsen LPC, NCC
Jill has a Master's Degree in Couples, Marriage and Family Counseling from Portland State University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon. She has extensive experience and training in trauma recovery, emotional processing, working with couples and families, crisis intervention, and working with social and cultural issues. Jill has a B.A. in Cultural History from UC Davis, and a Social Studies Teaching Credential from San Jose State University.
Individual, Group, Family Counseling.
Jill is an interpersonal therapist who views people in the context of their relationships, families and communities. Her approach is client-centered, meaning that the client's goals and expectations for counseling will be validated and understood and will guide the focus of therapy. Jill utilizes a trauma informed approach to therapy, and integrates strategies from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Family Systems theories, mindfulness based practices, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
I came to the counseling field after spending several years as a middle school and high school teacher in the diverse classrooms of San Jose, CA. Teaching was incredibly rewarding, but I found that I wanted to work with my students and their families, and with people in general, in a more holistic way. The best moments of my teaching career happened outside my classroom, in the volunteer and mentoring work I did with my students. Seeing students come alive when they were viewed as whole people - in the context of their community and family - was a reminder for me that our struggles are only a small part of who we are.
12-14, 15-17, 18-64
Abuse, ADD/ADHD , Anxiety/Fears/Phobia/Panic Attacks, Bipolar Disorder , Depression, Grief/Death, PTSD, Religious/Spiritual Issues, Stress Management, LGBTQ+, Women’s Issues