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Jill Thomas


Jill Thomas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received bachelor degrees in Psychology and Communications from the University of Northern Iowa in 2008 and a Master in Social Work degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 2010. Her practicum experience specialized in play therapy and family therapy for children and their parents.

Jill began play therapy in 2010 and became well-versed in Adlerian Play therapy.  Adlerian Play Therapy is her main mode of play therapy since it uses both non-directive and directive interventions, and can meet a wealth of needs for the child in many environments. Jill is also trained as a Level 1 MIM/TheraPlay provider and has used TheraPlay often with children and parents. Jill received her RPT-S in 2018 when she began to have interest in helping other play therapists gain RPT status. Other trainings that Jill has completed include Sand Tray therapy, Using TableTop Games, Telehealth, Family Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy and Level 1 Brainspotting.

Jill is also certified in treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMH-C) and has an ongoing caseload of pregnant and postpartum women struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD and occasional psychosis. Jill has spent 5 years raising awareness of PMADs and leading group therapy for pregnant and postpartum mothers who struggle with mental illness and sees a high value in the benefits of group therapy.  In 2019, Jill became certified in treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMH-C).

Jill has worked at counseling agencies since 2010 practicing play therapy, family, individual and couples counseling. She enjoys it all! 

These past few years, Jill has also been hired for many speaking engagements on the topics of parenting, family relationships, adoption, attachment, anxiety, spiritual growth, incorporating play therapy with the family and more.

Most importantly, Jill is a Christian and her faith is what drives her passion and calling for counseling and helping others. For those who desire, Jill is incredibly gifted and skilled at integrating faith into evidence-based therapy practice. Beyond this and next of importance, Jill is married and a mom of 4.  She is a foster parent, adoptive parent and biological parent so she has a lot of experience in the area of foster care and raising kids from hard places. Jill cherishes spending time with her family and friends and enjoys biking, traveling, camping, fitness classes, and especially playing with her kids.

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