Dr. Jill Pinarowicz has provided therapy to individuals, families, couples, and groups over the past 10 + years as a Licensed Professional Counselor and now as a Licensed Psychologist. I completed a 2000 hour specialized residency in wellness and training and a 2000 hour internship both at Arizona State University. Other professional experiences have encompassed various clinical, evaluative, consultative, research, supervisory, training, teaching, assessment, and administrative responsibilities. I have provided mental health services at college counseling centers, homeless shelter for young adults, university clinic, forensic evaluation center, state and community psychiatric hospitals, state maximum-security juvenile residential programs, schools and currently private practice. I graduated from the University of Denver with a Ph.D. in counseling psychology and University of Scranton with a M.S. in community counseling. I am currently an adjunct at the University of Denver in the graduate counseling psychology program and also provide supervision to up and coming counselors and psychologists. I am a member of the Colorado Psychological Association.
My private practice specializes in grief/bereavement/loss, growth from trauma, positive psychology, wellness/mindfulness, life transitions, relationships, and training/supervision. My theoretical orientation includes a Psychodynamic foundation using an integration of Mindfulness, Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, and Humanistic practices.
My philosophy on therapy is:
Everyone deserves to live a life filled with happiness, health, and love. Challenges may arise that are difficult to overcome. I see therapy as a way to develop better ways to cope with life in the present, heal wounds from the past, and let go of worries of the future. Therapy can help individuals overcome barriers that stand in the way of having true happiness. I help clients gain insight by providing a supportive and caring environment, while also challenging my clients when they are ready.
When I am not helping others, you can find me hiking in the mountains, getting sweaty in yoga, finding my Zen with meditation, loving or hating a Cross fit workout, and/or spending time with my husband and golden retriever with hopes of him becoming a therapy dog soon.