Jill  Dovale

Jill Dovale


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Grounded Women's Wellness, PLLC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
New York Not Accepting In-person
Updated February 20, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Chronic illness
  • Adoption & foster care
  • Caregiver stress & support
  • Race & cultural identity

Professional statement

Jill specializes in supporting adults in self-discovery, coping with stress, and connecting with inner resources. Her approach is collaborative and focused on creating a warm and trusting space in which clients can explore their relationships to themselves and their lives. The hope is that clients feel connected and safe to learn and try out new ways of being. Therapy is a gradual process that flourishes with patience and commitment.

While she regularly works with people that reflect diverse backgrounds and goals, Jill's lived experience informs her interests and motivations. She identities as a transracial international adoptee and enjoys supporting other adoptees in navigating identity and family. A history of loss also led Jill to pursue specialized training in palliative care, which focuses on providing whole-person care to the seriously ill and their families. While these interests and experiences are highly specific, what Jill has gained through exploring them translates broadly to her work.

Message to clients

Life is challenging. Our human hearts and minds can be messy. Our world is beautiful yet also heartbreaking. We may face difficult circumstances that make it hard to thrive. Through no fault of our own, we may never have learned how to steady ourselves. It makes sense that we need support.

My goal is to create a warm and open space for you to explore your relationship with yourself and your life. My approach is grounded in curiosity, compassion, and a belief in your ability to grow and heal. I will support you in building awareness of your feelings and patterns, and we will work together to practice new skills to cope with change and challenge. Ideally our work together over time allows you to feel more spacious, connected, and resilient.

Intersectional identity and socio-historical factors impact experience and wellbeing, and I aim to be as responsive as possible. You are welcome here, and I look forward to meeting you.


Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Adoption & foster care - Support for adoptees around navigating identity and family.

Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Jill Dovale is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $120 - $200


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-9pm
  • Tue 9-9pm
  • Wed 7:30pm-9pm
  • Thu 7:30pm-9pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

New York practice
303 Fifth Avenue , Suite 901, New York , New York 10016
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30am-8pm
  • Tue 9am - 8pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

New York University , MSW, 2020


New York: 109373