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Jill Summers, Nashvillle, TN, Brentwood, TN, Murfreesboro, TN

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Jill Summers, MA, LPC-MHSP

jillsummers@sagehillcounseling.com

Jill is passionate about helping people journey towards health and freedom by uncovering their stories, discovering their unique voice and deeply loving themselves and others. Jill’s personal journey of the recovery of her heart and health have lead her to come along side other’s in their journey through a wholistic approach aimed at engaging the whole self; Heart, Mind, Body and Spirit. She also specializes in incorporating integrative, alternative, and nutritional medicines into her practice to help restore health from the inside out.

Jill has been working in the mental health field since 2001. She began her professional journey as a board certified music therapist working in an inpatient recovery setting and with children with special needs. In 2008, Jill graduated with her Master’s in Counseling and has since been practicing individual, couple and group therapy. She is licensed in the state of Tennessee as an LPC-MHSP and is pursuing her credential as a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider.

Jill loves to live life and laugh as often as possible. She longs for community with her family, friends and self and being around water refreshes her soul.

Concentrations
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Self Worth Issues
Education

BS Music Therapy, Texas Woman's University


MA Counseling, Trevecca

Training and Certifications

Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health Service Provider, TN LC#3355

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The Basics
Where are you from?
Born in OKC, Raised in Tulsa, Moved here in 2006 from Dallas/ FT Worth

Do you have pets?
no

Describe yourself in five words.
witty, long suffering, compassionate, bold, insightful

About Your Practice
How did you get into this profession?
I loved helping people from a young age and I loved to sing. My high school vocal coach told me about music therapy. In my undergrad training, I feel in love with psychology and knew my calling would be to continue in my training to become a therapist. I wanted to engage people in their stories and help them understand what happened to them and how that has affected who they are. I also was hoping in my codependency at the time, that I could fix people's problems and be their savior. I just didn't know that was part of my motivation at 18 years old. My path to professional counseling was also my path to my own recovery and healing.

Who has influenced your work?
Chip Dodd and Phil Herndon Robbie Hutchens Chris Hilicki Viktor Frankl Albert Ellis (REBT) EE Cummings

How does your faith play itself out in your work?
We were created by a creator to be in relationship and share our stories with others. Grace, compassion, long suffering and the passion of Christ fuel me to invest in others to help them be who they were created to be and recover what was harmed and lost.

Favorites
What is your favorite type of music and your favorite singer/band?
I have a very eclectic love of music; U2, Chris Stapleton, Radiohead, Lizzo, Spice Girls.

Which TV show would you never miss?
In my 20's I wouldn't ever miss an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

What's your favorite book or author?
Harry Potter Series

What is your favorite sport/physical activity?
Swimming

What's your favorite place to visit?
The Beach

Just for Fun
What was your first job?
When I was 14 years old, I made $50 being an elevator escort for one of the Mayor of Tulsa's dinner parties.

What is your most treasured possession?
My wedding ring.

If you have friends coming over, what would you cook?
I would ask my husband to cook and have my friends bring over the sides and desserts. However, I am beginning to enjoy cooking Paleo dishes.

What pastimes or hobbies do you enjoy?
Reading, anything on or near water, lifting weights, relaxing outside on my back porch, going to the movies, eating out to fancy restaurants and going out dancing.

Other than your current home, if you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
An Italian villa on the Almafi coast.

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