About Jill Gilbert
Jill Gilbert is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Licensed Supervisor. Jill received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Texas A&M and her Master’s Degree in Family Therapy from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Jill has over 15 years of experience working with clients to create meaningful relationships, enhance mental wellness, and overcome issues that stand in their way of true happiness and fulfillment.
Jill uses her warm, straight-forward approach with clients to address a variety of personal and family issues . She has a particular interest in helping her clients to overcome anxiety, navigate difficult relationships, and combat depression and boredom. Jill is passionate about helping her clients to build resiliency and utilize their courage to combat shame and overcome trauma and childhood wounds.
In addition, Jill has extensive training and experience working with clients who have experienced trauma and abuse and supports them in their journey to integrate their experiences into a positive, life narrative. Jill is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and play therapy. She is an advocate for abuse survivors and is a member of the Harris County Child Abuse Task Force.
Jill has partnered with many community organizations including work at The Children’s Assessment Center with sexually abused children and their families, as well as, the Houston Area Women’s Center working with victims of sexual and physical violence. In addition, Jill has contracted with The Council on Recovery supervising student interns in the treatment of addiction. She has also worked with Teen & Family Services as part of their clinical care team. In the past, Jill has served on the board for the Houston Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and is an active member of the American and Texas Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
In addition to therapy, Jill loves to work with new therapists entering the field as both a Supervisor and mentor. She has a passion for working with mental health practitioners, physicians, and other helping professionals as they navigate burnout and compassion fatigue. As both a supervisor and a therapist, Jill works with her clients to enhance self care and to find meaning and purpose in their careers.
Jill often speaks to various groups and churches on issues related to marriage enrichment, anxiety, compassion fatigue, spirituality, and resiliency. Jill and her husband are avid sports fans and enjoy all the life adventures of raising three boys. If Jill is out of the office, chances are you can find her out on a ball field somewhere with her boys or breathing in some salty air down at the bay.