Jill DePeri, LPC, ACS
You are looking for change or maybe you are in the transitions of life. You are tired of not being able to rise above your circumstances and reach for your goals. You lack stamina and the ability to pursue your dreams. You have the desire to reach higher in your life but feel stuck, anxious or depressed. You know that you need to deal with some of your past and present issues, but are fearful to take the first step towards healing. It is hard for you to surrender knowing that you have a choice and that you may not follow through. You yearn for more and know that it would help for you to grow in your personal development. You need a breakthrough to start on your transformation. You wonder when is a good time to start counseling. You need guidance, hope and courage to take this journey to the next step. If this is you, this is your time to take action, therapy can help.
You are unhappy with where you are in your life and you don't know why. You have buried some emotions and don't know how to deal with them. You are anxious about the future, saddened about the past and don't know how to navigate ahead. You don't want to pretend that everything is fine anymore; you want to be your true self and rediscover who you are. You have a lot to offer in a relationship, but you don't feel you love yourself. You lack self-esteem, self-confidence and want to learn how to overcome the storms in life that come your way. You lack the zeal for life you once had and are holding on to hope that counseling will help once you take the first step. If this is you, take the first step, there is hope, therapy can help.
Are you living your best life? There are so many areas of our lives that we can neglect such as relationships, work, social life, health and personal goals. In therapy with me, I help clients to optimize those areas in life. It is important to have times of self examination to see where we may fall short and learn where and how to make some changes. I help my clients bring alignment in life to help enable them to live their best life. My passion is to empower those I counsel towards healing, wholeness and to reach for their dreams.
Here's a little about me:
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of New Jersey. I received my Master's in Counseling at the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling in Nyack, NY in 2002. I have gained extensive experience working in the mental health field and while working at the Division of Child Protection and Permanency for eight years. During that time I enjoyed helping children and families reunite and heal from abuse, domestic violence and crisis. I also worked in the area of foster care and adoption as well. I began practicing as a counselor in 2016. I have counseling experience working in several private practices in the area of parenting, divorce, trauma, anxiety and depression. I really enjoy working with young adults, older adults, couples and families. I specialize in the area of trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions and childhood sexual abuse. In addition, I received my certification as a Master Life Coach through the American Association of Christian Counselors in 2019.