Jillian is a family mediator who practices in Boise, Idaho. Jillian has 13 years of experience working in the mental health field and has her bachelors in criminal justice, with a minor in psychology. During her time working with the mentally ill and vulnerable populations, Jillian learned many conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills, which have ultimately drawn her to the field of mediation. Jillian also facilitates support groups and courses to women through her practice at Goddess LLC and specializes in empowerment and self-worth. Jillian has served on the Idaho Mediation Association board for the past 3 years and has served as the interim Vice President for the past year. Jillian is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Idaho State Bar, and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Jillian has completed training to mediate cases involving domestic violence and desires to contribute to the expansion of this field.
Jillian's passion for relationship health, strong communication skills, and empowerment, have led her to use meditation as a means to encourage productive dispute resolution. Jillian finds it very satisfying to be able to provide a more peaceful means of navigating divorce and other highly emotional conflicts, through mediation. Jillian's style of mediation is a narrow, facilitative approach, which means she addresses specific, measurable problems, with a neutral method, allowing her clients to dictate the outcome.
Mediator and Conflict Coach
Behavioral Health Specialist
COMMON GROUND LLC
Jillian studied for and became a lead mediator in 2018. She founded Common Ground LLC and is currently working as a mediator in the domestic sector. Jillian served on the board of directors for the Idaho Mediation Association and served as Vice President for one year.
In 2013, Jillian became disenchanted with the red tape of the behavioral health system and felt she could serve her clients better while working as a course facilitator and author. She still enjoys working in her niche and specializes in self-worth.
BRIGHTER FUTURE HEALTH
Since graduating high school, Jillian has worked in her field of passion - behavioral health. She has served as a Developmental Technician (with children with disabilities), as lead Treatment Team Specialist (at a teen treatment center), and as a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist (with the severely and persistently mentally ill). Jillian has also served in an administrative capacity, writing treatment plans, treatment reviews, and submitting service authorization requests.
COLLEGE OF LAW - UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO
Jillian completed The Northwest Institute of Dispute Resolution's 40 hour course in Basic Family Mediation. Since 2018, Jillian has completed over 100 hours of continuing education and coursework pertaining to mediation.
BRIGHTER FUTURE HEALTH
Jillian completed 20+ continuing education units, each year, throughout her social work career. These courses included topics addressing crisis intervention, communication skills, socioeconomic behavioral patterns, PTSD, ADHD, domestic violence, mental health stigmas, developmental disabilities, substance abuse disorders, the criminal justice system, dual diagnoses, cultural diversity, privacy (HIPPA), USPRAA, and regular ethics training.
Jillian received her bachelor's degree in criminal justice, with cum laude honors and a 3.6 GPA. Jillian also studied for and received a minor in psychology.