Jill Pedersen


Jill Pedersen


Professions: Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 44SC05505800
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Harborside Financial Center
Plaza 5, Ste. 2500
Jersey City, New Jersey 07311

My Approach to Helping

In my personal style, therapy is a warm, supportive, and inquisitive process where we explore what isn't working in your life or relationships. Together we will build awareness, make connections and discover patterns that interfere with your happiness and cause you dissatisfaction. When we create space between emotion and action, we will expand your awareness and a world of new choices will emerge for you.

Gestalt is a powerful method of therapy that has the ability to deepen the therapeutic work in a way other philosophies can't. The benefit is that clients can see dramatic change in a shorter time than with other methods. The focus and medium for change in Gestalt Therapy is the embodied experience of the work. We tune in to our physical experience during the session to receive information that our intellectual faculties don't have access to. That information changes our perception and understanding of the problem opening new avenues for change.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

From the gestalt perspective you are healthy and capable, not broken or damaged. You have creatively developed strategies for coping with what life presented in order to get your needs met as much as possible. You come to therapy today because those strategies and habits don't work for you at this age and stage in your life. The purpose of therapy is to undo obsolete habits that stand between you and greater happiness.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I find nothing more rewarding than having the honor of being a part of another person's growth process.

Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Men and women struggling with life transitions
    Professional men and women balancing career, family and relationships
    Postpartum depression group therapy

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Gestalt Therapy
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