Hi, I'm Jill...
I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in San Francisco. I meet with clients online, so if you are located anywhere in California, we can work together.
I can help you with the hard stuff.
I deeply believe that you are the expert on your own life, even if you’re in a place right now where you may have forgotten this. I'm direct and compassionate. I don't simply smile and nod, I engage in robust exploration. I lead with curiosity –– you'll hear me say more than once "let's get under the hood on this..." I provide new ways of looking at old stuff. I use our relationship, the one we build together in a trusting way, as a tool for change and to help you reconnect to yourself.
Working from an integrative perspective, I combine elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Therapies. As a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, I also use curriculum developed by Dr. Brené Brown to help you explore courage, worthiness, vulnerability and shame in order to live a more whole-hearted life .
First Responder Support Network / West Coast Post-Trauma Retreat
SPCA Pet Loss Support Group
Adolescent Day Treatment Center at St. Mary's Hospital
Adolescent & family therapist
McAuley Institute at St. Mary's Hospital – Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
UCSF Dept. of Psychiatry, “Practicing Alternative Techniques To Heal Depression” research study
University of San Francisco, M.A., Counseling Psychology
Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
Stanford University, B.A., Drama
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
Northern California Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
Jill Pixley ~ Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #93169
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