Jill Summers

Jill Summers, MA, LPC-MHSP

jillsummers@rivertreecenter.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 & Certifications

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

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The Basics

Born in OKC, Raised in Tulsa, Moved here in 2006 from Dallas/ FT Worth

witty, long-suffering, compassionate, bold, insightful

About Your Practice

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.

Chip Dodd and Phil Herndon, Robbie Hutchens, Chris Hilicki, Viktor Frankl, Albert Ellis (REBT), EE Cummings

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

I have a very eclectic love of music; U2, Chris Stapleton, Radiohead, Lizzo, Spice Girls.

In my 20’s I wouldn’t ever miss an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Just For Fun

When I was 14 years old, I made $50 being an elevator escort for one of the Mayor of Tulsa’s dinner parties.

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.

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.