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“There is a way through every block” -Yogi Bhajan

Self Acceptance

I believe with all my heart, that no matter what you are struggling with right now, together we can find a way to your freedom and peace. What if, that perhaps with every challenge you currently face and have faced, therein lies your greatest treasure?! Love is the ultimate healer.

EMDR can help unlock frozen memories and emotions at the subcortical level, giving you relief from maladaptive patterns of living and set you free to be your best self. (https://www.emdria.org/page/emdr_therapy)



Healing Relationships

The quality of the connection we have with ourselves is reflected in the quality of the relationships we have with others. I believe that the most important relationship we will ever have is with ourselves-no one on the planet is more deserving of your love than you are!!! Through developing a compassionate friendship with yourself, all other relationships, including intimate partnerships, will grow too. Everything is a mirror for the self

to grow and heal and love more deeply.


In addition to one-on-one sessions, I offer Emotionally Focused Therapy For Couples, (http://iceeft.com/what-is-eft/), an attachment theory based process of deepening compassionate understanding of the negative interaction cycles happening, and how to break free and heal, so our hearts can feel safe and open to love and be loved, our true nature.

Together, we will hold unconditionally loving and compassionate space for you to receive whatever you are needing. There’s nothing you need to say, do, change, or fix in order to become better – you already are your perfectly whole self in this very moment as always – it’s just sometimes in life we can lose sight and forget our true selves through all the pain and suffering.

I see “psychotherapy” and life as a journey home to the true self

– a shift in perception from fear to love.


EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization, and Reprocessing)

Do you feel like you keep going through the same things over and over again, maybe even feeling stuck in certain patterns? EMDR can help you! This research proven evidence based practice helps by updating frozen memories, traumas, recurring triggers, and negative self-beliefs to help you be FREE, EMPOWERED, and STRONG in every area of your life!



Life is really $%#!@*& hard sometimes … But it is also full of magnificent wonder and joy in the midst of the pain we all experience as human beings on this earth. Acknowledging and honoring that what you are experiencing is hard is the first step—bringing compassionate awareness to your pain. I will hold space with you and deeply and compassionately listen and respond to what you are sharing with words, and to what you are saying even without words. We will access the wisdom of the heart as our guide. I offer an integrated approach that practically weaves elements of spiritual and natural healing into evidence-based practices. These include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Expressive Arts, Humanistic Sandtray, Restorative Yin Yoga, Mindfulness/Meditation, and Life Coaching

– just to name a few of the infinite possibilities.


I believe mind, body and spirit are all interconnected, and therefore in order to support the healing of the whole person we must work on all levels of being. That is why I offer holistic modalities. Therapy, like life, is really all about the process, or journey, more than the outcome or destination.


A simple shift in perception from fear to Love is all it truly takes for the miracle to occur — and this can happen in an instant, perhaps even when we come together with intention during your session. So please come with an open mind and open heart expecting a miracle.


“Let yourself crumble where you are so that wildflowers can grow there.” -Rumi

“He who sees himself in all beings loses all fear”
-Isa Upanishads

Modalities

Holding compassionate, unconditionally loving space for you

Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy

Compassionate Communication Training (Non-violent Communication)

Humanistic Sand Tray Therapy

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)

Truama

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Compassion Focused Therapy

Expressive Arts Therapy

Life Coaching

Flower Essences

Intuitive Experiential Practices

Restorative-Yin Yoga Therapy

Meditation/Pranayama (breathing practices)

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils

Nutritional/herbal healing

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Specialties

About Jillian

“Through friendliness, kindness and compassion, strength comes”
Maitri-adishu balani (PYS III.24)


Licenses & Certifications:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist
  • Registered Yoga Teacher
  • Certified Humanistic Sand Tray Therapist level I and II
  • Motivational interviewing MINT Training
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)

Professional Studies

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill- Master’s in Social Work with specialization in Substance Abuse Studies (certified and licensed)

University of the Nations, Kyiv Ukraine - Addictive Behaviors Counseling School and cross cultural internship

UNC at Fayetteville State University- B.S. in Psychology

Subtle Yoga Teacher Training for Behavioral Health Specialists – 200 hours Registered Yoga Teacher (YA)

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization, and Reprocessing) Belief Focused Approach, EMDRIA Approved

Training, EMDR Consulting LLC



Originally from Ocean City, New Jersey, I’ve lived gratefully in Asheville, North Carolina since 2007. I love to experience different cultures, and I’ve travelled extensively for several years in Ukraine, Poland, Western Europe, Cuba and Mexico and most recently South Africa. I love to sip fine tea, eat yummy whole foods, run in the woods, cycle, dance, practice yoga, meditation, and prayer. My own journey of healing and recovery in life has led me here today. I hope our paths will cross soon if that is meant to be.


Some words from Jillian: “Since I was alive, I have always been aware of the voice of Spirit guiding me in my life. I have learned to know and deeply trust this heart voice to guide me through my entire life and actually is what guided me surprisingly into this field as a healer. I am passionate to help you too learn to trust your inner guidance that is your truest source of wisdom and strength"


Interested in working with me?

You can read more about me including my employment history on the links below:

Contact me to ask questions or schedule an appointment:

openheartasheville@gmail.com | 828-367-7715

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“May we all awaken and remember the Miracle of who we truly are.”

-Jillian

© ℗ 2018-2019 Jillian Foster / Freeheart Psychotherapy Ltd

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