As I said in my home page, change is hard and I’m so glad that you’re both considering making whatever important change or changes you need to make to find healing in your life, and that you’re considering me as your therapist. I’d like to tell you a bit about me.
I’m an Iowa farm girl who went into the Air Force after getting my undergraduate degree and my commission. Following my discharge from the Air Force, my husband and I settled in Colorado and this is where we’ve raised our family. I’ve gone through several career transitions in my life (which is why I love working with clients struggling with their own life transitions) and when I turned 50, I finally answered a long-time calling to study counseling…and that brings me to where I am today.
I come from a long line of military veterans beginning with my grandfather, my father, three of my brothers, my husband, my daughter, and four “sons by love” who have come into my life as adults. I speak “military” well from my own experience, and from counseling a number of active duty members including guard and reserve members, veterans, and military families.
My approach to counseling is very relationship oriented as you and I are in this together. After hearing your story and your needs and goals, you and I will develop your treatment plan because your buy-in is the key to your success. I am primarily a behavioral therapist, which means I look at how your thoughts and emotions impact your actions. So many of us are plagued with doubts, fears, poor self-image, and shame from myriad causes, including abuse and trauma, and these negative thoughts begin to control our lives, and especially our relationships with others. One of my greatest joys is when a client sheds the negatives and starts to realize that he or she is awesome in his or her own way. 🙂
I also employ techniques from several other therapies, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and for my couples, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, which focuses on developing important relationship and communication skills. As a graduate of Colorado Christian University and the Catholic Biblical School, I am well-trained at integrating faith into counseling for my clients who desire this. I am also on the Affiliate Faculty at Colorado Christian University in their Masters in Mental Health Counseling Program. My teaching gig keeps me sharp as I work with students on their counseling skills. I also supervise other clinicians and am a consultant for clinicians trained in EMDR.
My Catholic faith is very important in my life and I work with both Catholic and Christian clients and couples who desire faith to be part of their sessions, as well as with clients of faith, but who are uncomfortable in bringing faith into a session. Each of my clients are at different places in their faith journeys, and many struggle with faith. I’ve struggled with my faith and doubt in my life too. Therefore, you are accepted without judgment, and I will always meet you where you are. My goal is to always make sure my counseling office is your safe place. If you don’t wish to have faith brought into your sessions, that’s okay too. As I said, my goal is to meet you where you are.
If you are a counselor looking for experienced supervision or an EMDR therapist looking for consultation, please see more information about these services under the Services tab.
I look forward to journeying with you!
Jane McGill Counseling, PLLC
- Licensed Professional Counselor, Colorado License # 00141087
- Master of Arts Counseling, Colorado Christian University
- Bachelor of Arts, The University of Iowa
- EMDR Approved Consultant through EMDRIA
- Approved Clinical Supervisor
- Graduate, Catholic Biblical School, Archdiocese of Denver
- Motivational Interviewing
- Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
- Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
- Certified Clinical Trauma Professional – Level 2 (Complex Trauma)
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
- Catholic Psychotherapists Association
- Colorado Counseling Association
- National Board for Certified Counselors
- EMDRIA International Association
- Chi Sigma Iota – Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society
- United States Air Force Veteran