• "Let yourself crumble where you are so that wildflowers can grow there." -Rumi

    “There is a way through every block” -Yogi Bhajan

    Relationship challenges?

    I offer Emotionally Focused Therapy For Couples, (http://iceeft.com/what-is-eft/), an attachment theory based process of deepening compassionate understanding of the negative interaction cycles happening, and how to break free and heal, so our hearts can feel safe and open to love and be loved, our true nature.

    I believe with all my heart, that no matter what you are struggling with right now, together we can find a way to your freedom and peace. What if, that perhaps with every challenge you currently face and have faced, therein lies your greatest treasure?! Love is the ultimate healer.

    Together, we will hold unconditionally loving and compassionate space for you to receive whatever you are needing. There’s nothing you need to say, do, change, or fix in order to become better – you already are your perfectly whole self in this very moment as always – it’s just sometimes in life we can lose sight and forget our true selves through all the pain and suffering.

    I see “psychotherapy” and life as a journey home to the true self – a shift in perception from fear to love.



    Life is really $%#!@*& hard sometimes … But it is also full of magnificent wonder and joy in the midst of the pain we all experience as human beings on this earth. Acknowledging and honoring that what you are experiencing is hard is the first step—bringing compassionate awareness to your pain. I will hold space with you and deeply and compassionately listen and respond to what you are sharing with words, and to what you are saying even without words. We will access the wisdom of the heart as our guide. I offer an integrated approach that practically weaves elements of spiritual and natural healing into evidence-based practices. These include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Expressive Arts, Humanistic Sandtray, Restorative Yin Yoga, Mindfulness/Meditation, and Life Coaching – just to name a few of the infinite possibilities.

    infinite possibilities

    I believe mind, body and spirit are all interconnected, and therefore in order to support the healing of the whole person we must work on all levels of being. That is why I offer holistic modalities. Therapy, like life, is really all about the process, or journey, more than the outcome or destination.

    A simple shift in perception from fear to Love is all it truly takes for the miracle to occur — and this can happen in an instant, perhaps even when we come together with intention during your session. So please come with an open mind and open heart expecting a miracle.

Depression

Depression

OCD/Anxiety

OCD/Anxiety

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Addiction

Addiction

Eating, Body & Weight Issues

Eating, Body & Weight Issues

Relationship Issues

Relationship Issues

Grief/Loss

Grief/Loss

Psychological Assessment and Screening with Urinalysis Drug Testing

Psychological Assessment and Screening with Urinalysis Drug Testing

  • Depression
  • OCD/Anxiety
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Addiction
  • Eating, Body & Weight Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Psychological Assessment and Screening with Urinalysis Drug Testing
  • Depression

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  • OCD/Anxiety

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  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

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  • Addiction

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  • Eating, Body & Weight Issues

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  • Relationship Issues

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  • Grief/Loss

  • Psychological Assessment and Screening with Urinalysis Drug Testing

  • Depression
  • OCD/Anxiety
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Addiction
  • Eating, Body & Weight Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Psychological Assessment and Screening with Urinalysis Drug Testing
    • “He who sees himself in all beings loses all fear”
      -Isa Upanishads

      Modalities

      • Holding compassionate, unconditionally loving space for you
      • Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy
      • Compassionate Communication Training (Non-violent Communication)
      • Humanistic Sand Tray Therapy
      • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
      • Compassion Focused Therapy
      • Expressive Arts Therapy
      • Life Coaching
      • Flower Essences
      • Intuitive Experiential Practices
      • Restorative-Yin Yoga Therapy
      • Meditation/Pranayama (breathing practices)
      • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
      • Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils
      • Nutritional/herbal healing
      • Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention
      • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Jillian Foster

Jillian Foster

Jillian Foster

“Through friendliness, kindness and compassion, strength comes”
Maitri-adishu balani (PYS III.24)

Licenses & Certifications
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist
  • Registered Yoga Teacher
  • Certified Humanistic Sand Tray Therapist level I and II
  • Motivational interviewing MINT Training
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Professional Studies

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill- Master’s in Social Work with specialization in Substance Abuse Studies (certified and licensed)

University of the Nations, Kyiv Ukraine - Addictive Behaviors Counseling School and cross cultural internship

UNC at Fayetteville State University- B.S. in Psychology

Subtle Yoga Teacher Training for Behavioral Health Specialists – 200 hours Registered Yoga Teacher (YA)

About Jillian

Originally from Ocean City, New Jersey, I’ve lived gratefully in Asheville, North Carolina since 2007. I love to experience different cultures, and I’ve travelled extensively for several years in Ukraine, Poland, Western Europe, Cuba and Mexico and most recently South Africa. I love to sip fine tea, eat yummy whole foods, run in the woods, cycle, dance, practice yoga, meditation, and prayer. My own journey of healing and recovery in life has led me here today. I hope our paths will cross soon if that is meant to be.

Interested in working with me?

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Contact me to ask questions or schedule an appointment:
openheartasheville@gmail.com | 828-367-7715

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