Jill Shrum, ED.S., LPC-MHSP (TEMP)

Meet Jill...

Jill (she/her) has her Ed.S from Middle Tennessee State University in Professional Counseling and is a Pre-Licensed Staff Therapist with ETG. She has her temporary LPC-MHSP license and is working towards full licensure.

Jill’s therapeutic approach emphasizes relational, trauma-informed connection. Creating a space in which clients can feel safe and seen as they are, without judgment or shame, is a vital aspect of Jill’s approach. Therapy isn’t “one size fits all”, and Jill strives to meet her clients where they’re at in their healing journey and walk with them down whichever path fits them best.

Jill has experience working with complex trauma and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)(level 1). She likes to utilize creativity in session, often bringing art and narrative therapy into the therapeutic process. Being allowed space to feel silly and laugh can be just as critical to healing as deeper, painful exploration, and Jill believes joy and humor can be found even in the heavier moments.

Jill enjoys working with the LGBTQIA+ population, young adults in transitional life periods, and those navigating religious trauma. She finds joy working with clients as they untangle the inner yarn of anxiety, self-criticism, and trauma that they carry and then weave it into a new tapestry of self.

She recognizes that therapy cannot erase systemic issues and works to help empower clients surviving in a flawed and often harmful society. She works to promote equity and accessibility inside and outside of her work, and strives to be an advocate for those who need it.

When she is not counseling, Jill spends her time traveling or collecting hobbies. She enjoys quilting, painting, dancing, and teaching herself random crafts and recipes from Youtube instructional videos. She’s always open to being really bad at new skills and is always happy to take a beginner class on any subject.

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