Jillian  Luz

Jillian Luz

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Registered Art Therapist, ATR
California, Rhode Island Accepting Online
Updated September 6, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Communication skills
  • Phobias & fears

Professional statement

Jillian Luz is a  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist whose practice primarily, but not always, focuses on individuals from teens to older adults who are experiencing the effects of past traumas in their everyday functioning and interpersonal relationships. Many clients are experiencing anxiety, depression, and challenges in achieving fulfilling relationships and developing a satisfying career.

Jillian's approach to treatment is tailored per her client's specific needs, personality, and their treatment goals. Jillian often offers CBT, Narrative, and Mindfulness approaches to support development of coping skills and tools to manage current issues, such as negative thinking patterns and maladaptive behaviors. She will often engage clients in attachment-style based approaches, with the implementation of EMDR when appropriate, when addressing and processing trauma. Jillian is currently studying Integrative Medicine in order to better support your mental health and explore the mind/body connection in relation to your mental health and wellbeing.

Jillian implements both directive and non-directive therapy styles. In the early stages of treatment, she often focuses on developing safety and trust within the therapeutic relationship, as these are essential foundations for effective treatment. Jillian also focuses on helping you to develop treatment goals, in order to support you in knowing that your therapy is effective, meaningful, and helping you to meet your desired outcomes.

Jillian has experience with working with neurodiverse teens and adults, including those identifying as autistic.

Jillian offers a non-judgmental and open-minded approach to client treatment and often treats clients who are questioning or identify as LGBTQIA and/or engage in non-traditional relationships. J

Jillian is available for telehealth/video and/or phone sessions and can treat any clients residing in California or Rhode Island via telehealth through a HIPAA-secure video system.


Message to clients

Trauma can be obvious, such as a car accident, the sudden death of a loved one, or being involved in a natural disaster. Other traumas are more subtle, such as emotional abuse, bullying, or even memories from early childhood that you are unable to freely recall. If you are suffering from feelings of inadequacy, low self-worth, anxiety, depression, difficulty connecting with others, or achieving your goals, you may be suffering from trauma-related symptoms. I offer EMDR (with art therapy incorporated if desired), for effective and efficient treatment to support alleviating these symptoms and helping you live a more fulfilled life.

I offer a trauma assessment and EMDR treatment to support processing past trauma (including chronic and childhood traumas) and grief & loss that may be causing current distress, unhappiness, negative thoughts about one's self or abilities, and a lack of personal fulfillment. I would be honored to support you in your journey to recovering from past challenges so that you can live the life you have imagined.


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events or periods in life, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse. Specifically implementing EMDR to process and heal from traumatic events.

Grief and loss - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one or relationship (person, pet/animal, loss of relationship, job, etc.); managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Communication skills - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships with partners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Phobias & fears - Providing techniques and support to overcome intense fear, anxiety, and panic related to specific triggers, such as heights or crowded spaces. I specifically will implement EMDR to manage these issues.




Clientele

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

Insurance

Jillian Luz is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $140 - $175
  • Initial session: $175 (50min)
  • EMDR 90 Minute session : $250 (90min)
  • EMDR 120 Minute session: $275 (120min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

Due to limitations and challenges often experienced with using insurance for mental health coverage, Jillian does not accept insurance in her individual private practice. If you meet certain diagnostic criteria, she may be able to provide you with a 'superbill' to provide to your insurance, though this is not a guarantee of payment, which would be determined by your insurance company.

Jillian offers a free initial 15 minute phone consultation to determine if she will be a good match to meet your therapeutic needs.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-6pm
  • Tue 9am-6pm
  • Wed 9am-6pm
  • Thu 9am-6pm
  • Fri Unavailable
  • Sat Unavailable
  • Sun Unavailable

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-5pm EST
  • Tue 10am-5pm EST
  • Wed 10am-5pm EST
  • Thu 10am-5pm EST
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Private practice, 2018 - Present
Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, 2016 - 2018

Loyola Marymount University, MA, 2016


Licensure

California: 111449

Rhode Island: 00222


Languages

English