Jill Shinn is a licensed marriage and family therapist with 13 years of experience, including private and group practice with individuals and couples, text-based therapy with young adults, elementary school counseling, and teaching, coaching, counseling groups of various ages, on various topics. Her emphasis is on helping people with issues of relationship and self worth, particularly related to early wounding, feeling not good enough, codependency, attachment, perfectionism, shame, and the vulnerability associated with being highly sensitive and/or empathic. She holds a bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University, and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from John F. Kennedy University.
Jill’s experience includes purpose coaching, where she helps people discover their special strengths, talents, and passions. She has taught and written extensively on topics of self help, healing, and personal transformation. She is the author of the book, Remembering Who You Are: A Guide to Spiritual Awakening and Inner Peace, as well as the blog, Wake Up, Sweetheart: Cappuccino for the Soul. Her previous work also includes artistic expression, having spent several years as an interior designer as well as professional cake decorator —paths with which she used creativity to celebrate people’s uniqueness and bring out their true colors.
As the mother of 18-year-old twins (jackpot — a boy and a girl!), Jill enjoys family time, humor, food of all kinds, and lifelong learning — especially anything having to do with personal growth, and long walks with her little dog.
Jill’s life purpose is helping people love and appreciate who they really are, and guiding them in overcoming the obstacles to living the best, happiest, and most meaningful life possible. Her clients describe her as warm, insightful, inspiring, and (occasionally) funny.