Jillian Giannelli, LCSW

Jillian received a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Hofstra University and a Masters degree in Social Work from Fordham University. Jillian is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Virginia and New York.

Jillian has worked with diverse populations, including but not limited to, clients with mental health challenges, substance use issues, impending homelessness, emotional issues, and whole life challenges/stressors. She worked in a hospital setting in New York whereby she helped those with co-occurring mental health and substance use concerns, along with medical diagnoses including HIV and terminal illnesses. Jillian’s experience has prepared her for working at MySpectrum, to meet the needs of each person across the lifespan.

Jillian’s approach is always with a positive attitude, warm and empathic, and non-judgmental. She believes that a strong therapeutic alliance is one of the key factors of reaching goals in therapy. Jillian meets each client where they are at in life and works collaboratively with them to individualize a treatment plan specific to that person and their needs. Jillian uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused or Client-Centered approaches, Strengths Perspective, and other modalities (or a combination of several to best meet the needs of every individual).

In her free time, Jillian likes to spend time with family, friends, and her dog Betsy. She also likes sunny days on the beach and traveling.

Call us today to schedule a Teletherapy appointment with Jillian: 804-924-2236. You may also request an appointment by clicking here.

Below are some specific areas that this Therapist has identified as being in their clinical skillset to treat. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, but is presented to serve as a guide as you learn more about the Therapist and their potential match with you.

  • Anxiety Peer Relationships
  • Attachment Issues Woman’s Issues
  • Body Image Stress
  • Eating Disorders (depends on situation) Young Adult Issues
  • Faith Affirming Substance Abuse
  • CBT Life Transitions
  • Health Issues Men’s Issues
  • LGBTQ Parenting Issues
  • Chronic or Other Health Issues Race Issues
  • Depression School Issues (College or Other)
  • Motherhood Self Esteem
  • Mood Disorders Couples Counseling
  • Multi-Cultural Mindfulness
  • OCD