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Hi, my name is Jill White-Huffman and those of you who know me understand that I have had the opportunity to build one career on to the next. I have been self-employed for over 20 years in Greensboro, North Carolina. I am a Licensed School Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, National Certified Counselor and Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist.
As I reflect back, I believe that God has given me the gift of HEALING. As a Massage Therapist, he has given me the knowledge, skills and training to use my hands to perform intentional and systematic manipulation on the soft tissue of the body to enhance health and healing. As a Counselor, he has given me the ability to help those struggling with issues that seem too hard for them to handle on their own.
I have been blessed with the opportunity to maintain a private practice here in Greensboro in Massage Therapy since 1996 and in Counseling since 2009. I just opened my private counseling practice in 2012.
Here Is A Bit More About My Work & Educational Background:
I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education in 1985 from Bennett College in Greensboro, NC. In 1989, I first started my career as a Certified Personal Trainer in Greensboro, North Carolina. As a trainer, I was able to help individuals develop exercise programs to meet their needs, whether they wanted to lose weight, tone up, or simply enjoyed exercising because it gave them energy, as well as relief from stress and pain. I also received my Diploma as a Massage & Bodywork Therapist from the Therapeutic Massage Training Institute located in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1996. And in 2009, I obtained my Master’s Degree in Counseling Education from North Carolina A& T State University.
I find it important to help individuals and couples overcome emotional, mental and psychological barriers that may be holding them back from becoming their true self. They often present with women’s or men issues, depression, postpartum depression, anxiety, stress, life’s changes, chronic pain, and relationship distress. I strive to provide a safe, supportive and comfortable environment for clients to feel confident in sharing feelings and concerns through talk.
Counseling, to me, is about growth and acknowledging the experiences that have changed us for the good and the bad. My approach combines client strengths, relationship themes and behavior modification to help clients understand the emotions that motivate behavior. Working together, we can identify problem behaviors, how they have worked in the past, why they are not working now, and how we can make positive changes for the future.
Specific Issue(s) I’m Skilled at Helping With:
A number of issues that my work focuses on are self-confidence, emotional trauma, conflict resolution between family members or relationship partners, and financial stress, among other issues that we all experience throughout our lives. I also work with individuals and couples facing emotional roadblocks due to depression, feelings or disdain or shame that stem from corrupt or inappropriate actions, and even frustrations revolving around parenting. By working as a team throughout the counseling process, we can identify these barriers that hinder your growth, and work to move past them together.
How Psychotherapy Can Help:
Counseling can be anxiety provoking to most people who have never tried it and this is a normal response. However, if your life circumstances are causing you to feel stressed out, disappointed, sad, overwhelmed and unhappy most days this is when counseling may be helpful. At the beginning of your counseling journey it may appear that things are not changing and you really do not feel much better but it is important to remember that these issues did not happen overnight and that it will take time to see and notice progress. Often times after each session I will assign homework because most of the change process will happen in between sessions when you are practicing to become ore healthier individually, as a couple and/or as a family. If you invest a little time into improving your situation you will develop healthy habits and become a happier person.