Jill Thomas, LISW

Jill Thomas, LISW

Jill Thomas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communications and a Master in Social Work degree from the University of Northern Iowa. Her practicum experience specialized in play therapy and family therapy for children and their parents.

Prior to joining Pine Rest, Jill worked with children utilizing play therapy. She also worked with adolescents and adults using cognitive behavior therapy and family therapy depending on the context. Jill has lead therapy groups on a number of topics, including child/parent relationships, conflict resolution, and healing from abuse and trauma.

For several years, Jill volunteered as a Client Advocate at a Crisis Pregnancy Center providing education, counseling, and resources for new mothers. Although her special focus is child behavior disorders, Jill has broad clinical experience with additional interests including adjustment disorders, anxiety and depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), family and marital issues, trauma recovery, and spiritual issues.

Jill is a wife and a mother, and she loves spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys scrapbooking, traveling, camping, and being outdoors.

She participates in the Faith Community Outreach, an initiative within Pine Rest that seeks to connect area clergy, churches, and ministries to services available from Pine Rest; as well as develop new services specifically designed to benefit the faith community.

Specialties

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Behavior Problems
  • Couple / Marital Relationship Issues
  • Family, Parent, and Child Issues
  • Mood Disorders (Depression / Bipolar Disorder)
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • PTSD / Trauma / Sexual Abuse

Patient Ages

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Children
  • Older Adult

Blog posts written by Jill Thomas, LISW

PLAY: Speaking your child's language

Posted on: Feb 19, 2015