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Adolescent Milieu Therapist

Jillian is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in social work with a concentration on mental health at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Jillian began to pursue her passion of working with adolescents during the time of her clinical internship-turned first job in which she facilitated Outpatient substance abuse groups with youth at (formerly) Prairie Center Health Systems (now) Rosecrance Health Network. Upon relocating to Chicago, Jillian obtained a similar position at Healthcare Alternative Systems Inc., continuing to focus on adolescent substance use while simultaneously facilitating DBT based, trauma focused treatment groups under the Get In Chicago grant. During this time, Jillian conducted assessments, created treatment plans and case reviews, facilitated Outpatient treatment groups, as well as individual sessions, and discharges. Jillian aims to both empower and support her patients using a strengths-based approach to enable her patients to make healthier, more productive decisions and use positive coping skills.