"One person can make a difference, and everyone should try."
Therapy works when you push yourself out of your comfort zone and make a commitment to change. It's important that people feel valued, respected, and listened to in the counseling setting. I am here to create a safe environment for you to feel all these things as well as have input into what would make counseling the best experience for you. I strive to work together with you to minimize your symptoms and help you create an improved day to day life.
The most important factor in counseling is the relationship between counselor and client. Change happens when a client feels connected with their counselor. I hope to be that positive connection for you.
After completing my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in 2007, I was employed by Valley Youth House, a non-profit organization in the Lehigh Valley. I was employed as a full-time Family Support Specialist who, alongside of a therapist, worked with families in their homes to assist them in meeting their therapeutic and concrete needs. It was working with these families that helped me decide to obtain my Graduate Degree in Mental Health Counseling. While working as a Family Support Specialist, I also completed my internship hours at a youth runaway and homeless shelter. This experience provided me the opportunity to assist adolescents in crisis and work to reunify families. Just prior to my completion of my Graduate Degree in 2014, I was hired as a therapist in the Functional Family Therapy program at Valley Youth House. FFT is an evidenced base, short term programed aimed at assisting adolescents who are at risk for involvement with the legal system. I began working at Jill K. Harle Counseling, LLC in December of 2015. This position provides me the opportunity to really work one-on-one with a client to meet their needs, with their input and the ability to tailor my skills to each individual client. I look forward to continuing to further my professional career here at Jill K. Harle Counseling, LLC.