Jill Vermeire, LMFT, CEMDR, CSAT-S
Certified EMDR Therapist, American Association of Sexuality Therapists Trained, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist - Supervisor
I understand what it's like to be successful in many areas of your life--except for love. If you often feel stuck, confused, or hurt in your relationships, you don't have to keep suffering through heartbreak. You might find it hard to let go of relationships, even if they are not working. Maybe something doesn't feel right, or there's a loss of desire, intimacy struggles or secrets. You might even feel like your "picker is broken" and find yourself in the wrong relationships again and again.
I can help you feel confident in yourself and with love. You will learn what you value, what you want, and how to get it. Together, we will find clarity in your relationships from the past to the present. You will begin to understand your choices and take on a new perspective so you can be hopeful about love. I can help you discover how to find the right person for you.
As an award winning author and recognized authority on Sex, Love, and relationship addiction, I have brought my work to the media. I was the lead therapist appearing alongside Dr. Drew in VH1′s Sex Rehab. Since then there have been regular appearances on Oprah, Extra, Access Hollywood, Nightline, NBC News, the TV Guide Network, Dr. Drew’s podcasts, Redbook, KROQ’s Loveline, and Headline News. I co-authored an award winning book entitled Making Advances: A Comprehensive Guide for Treating Female Sex and Love Addiction which provides insight into female intimacy and relationship struggles. I feel incredibly grateful for the opportunity to bring hope and healing to a broader audience.
I have had the honor to study and work with some of the best clinicians in the field, including Dr. Patrick Carnes, the lead expert in Sex Addiction, as well as Pia Mellody, renowned trauma specialist. Through my time at The Meadows, a residential treatment program for sex addiction, I learned to conduct “Post Induction Therapy,” a one-of-a-kind trauma treatment that facilitates deep healing for shame and abuse. I am EMDR Certified and help individuals move past their trauma in a safe and healing manner. I have also trained with Dr. David Schnarch and Esther Perel, both acclaimed authors and experts on desire and intimacy challenges in the field of Sex Therapy.
I have extensive experience working in renowned treatment settings including Promises, Sexual Recovery Institute, and The Meadows, which has provided me with a deep grasp on addiction and relationship struggles. My most recent work includes women’s intimacy and relationship issues including Female Sex and Love Addiction. As the Program Director for Willow House at The Meadows, I created, developed, and launched a highly specialized and innovative program for women struggling with love, sex, and relationship challenges.
If you would like to learn more about how I can help you or wish to set up an appointment, please call (425) 628 -2820.