The client is the expert in their own life
Jill Mirlis's style🎯 Direct 💪 Challenging 👂 Listener
Why Jill Mirlis chose to be in the helping profession
The decision to become a psychologist was driven by my deep passion for helping people achieve their goals and live fulfilling, productive lives. For many years, I worked behind the scenes as a coach, supporting individuals and organizations to reach their full potential. Through this work, I discovered that coaching and counseling were my true calling, and I knew that I wanted to dedicate my career to helping others in a more direct way.
As a psychologist, I am able to draw on my years of experience as a coach to provide compassionate, evidence-based care that is focused on helping individuals overcome obstacles and achieve their goals. I believe that each person has the potential to live a fulfilling and meaningful life, and I am committed to helping my clients unlock that potential and create the life they want.
Jill Mirlis's approach
As a therapist, I approach each client with the belief that everyone has the innate ability to heal and grow. My role is to provide guidance, support, and encouragement as my clients navigate their unique journeys toward healing and wellness.
I understand that taking the first step toward seeking help can be difficult, and I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where my clients feel heard, valued, and supported. Whether we are working through difficult emotions, exploring relationship dynamics, or developing a personalized nutrition plan, I approach each session with empathy, compassion, and a deep commitment to helping my clients achieve their goals.
One of the core principles of my approach is the belief that the client is the expert in their own life. I see my role as a collaborator and guide, working in partnership with my clients to identify their strengths, build resilience, and develop practical strategies for achieving their desired outcomes. Through active listening, open communication, and a client-centered approach, I strive to empower my clients to take ownership of their own healing journey and make meaningful progress toward their goals.
Ultimately, my goal is to help each client tap into their own innate healing abilities and live a fulfilling, healthy life. Whether we are exploring past traumas, addressing current challenges, or developing healthy habits for the future, I am committed to providing evidence-based care that is tailored to the unique needs of each individual client. If you are ready to begin your own healing journey, I invite you to reach out to me today to learn more about how I can support you.
What you can expect from sessions with Jill Mirlis
Throughout our therapy sessions, you can expect a warm, welcoming environment where we work together to help you achieve your goals. From the very first session, we will set clear goals for therapy, so that we have a clear roadmap to guide our work together. I believe that accountability is key to making meaningful progress in therapy, so I will always hold myself accountable for supporting you in achieving your goals.
I strive to balance acceptance and change in my approach to therapy. I believe that it is important to create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can feel heard, validated, and accepted for who you are. At the same time, I also recognize that therapy is a journey of growth and change. Together, we will explore your values, hopes, dreams, and aspirations, and work to identify what is getting in the way of achieving them.
One of the key tools that I utilize in my practice is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills. Whether we are engaging in DBT-informed therapy or adhering fully to the DBT model, I believe that the practical skills and techniques of DBT can be incredibly useful in helping my clients manage their emotions, improve their relationships, and build a life they enjoy living.
Jill Mirlis's experience working with the Jewish community
My experience working with the Jewish community has been shaped by my personal journey. As a member of the Orthodox community, I understand the importance of faith and spirituality in people's lives. Although I was not raised Orthodox, I became frum during college and have since immersed myself in the culture and values of the community. This has given me a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities that come with being part of the religious community.
I recognize that the religious community has its own set of needs and concerns, and I strive to incorporate these into my work when appropriate. Whether it's navigating the complexities of family dynamics or finding ways to balance religious and secular responsibilities, I work to provide a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their unique experiences and find ways to live meaningful and fulfilling lives.
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
People I work withAdolescents (13-18) Adults Individuals Families Groups
Personal religious affiliationsOrthodox
Jewish community experienceExtensive
Licensed to work inFlorida, New Jersey, New York
Lakewood, New Jersey
12 years in practice
- Licensed Psychologist . License number NJ Psychologist 35S100704700 NY Limited Permit 68-P117284-01
- PsyD by Fairleigh Dickinson University
- Certified Grief Educator