Jill Therrien

Adjunct Professor
Expressive Arts Therapy
Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology
School of Professional Psychology and Health

BFA, California State University, East Bay

MA, California Institute of Integral Studies

Jill Therrien, MA, REAT, has been living and working in Oakland, California for nearly 15 years. She has experienced working with Bay Area artist and institutions in a variety of roles from managing studio spaces to providing workshops/lectures/teachings. Her experience as a therapist ranges from grief counseling to school based clinical work. She currently works part-time as a creative wellness practitioner providing consultations and therapeutic support (jilltherrien.com). She also works part-time as the Youth Cultural Therapist at the American Indian Child Resource Center as an honoring of her Anishinaabe (Chippewa) Ancestors and Oakland Native Youth (aicrc.com)

Jill is an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and grew up in the Detroit suburbs. She landed in California in 2004 to continue her education in the arts. Jill holds an AA degree in Humanities from Washtenaw Community College (2004), and a BFA in Fine Arts from California State University East Bay (2008), and a MA in Counseling Psychology with emphasis on the Expressive Arts from California Institute of Integral Studies (2014). She is a Registered Associate MFT with the state of California, as well as a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist through the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA).

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