Jill Carlson Zimmerman

206 Walnut Street, Hudson, WI 54016

Work (715) 386‑9011


Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services, September 1991

Walden University

Dissertation: "Family Role Enactment in Human Services Work Settings"

Master of Science in Education, Counseling and Guidance, December 1984

North Dakota State University

Thesis: "Child Custody Arrangements and Stepfamily Integration"

Bachelor of Science, Medical Technology, May 1975

North Dakota State University

Career Experience


May 1994 President/Owner

to Present Integra Counseling Services, Inc.

Hudson, WI


Maintains a private practice specializing in relationship difficulties, PTSD, phobias, grief and loss issues, depression and anxiety, domestic/sexual abuse, eating disorders, and performance enhancement.


September 1997 Crisis Management Consultant

to Present Crisis Management International, Inc.

Atlanta, GA


Contracted to provide corporate crisis intervention services on an as needed basis. Spent a week in New York City debriefing corporation employees after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack.


July 1992 Executive Director

to April 1999 Children Are People Support Groups, Inc.

St. Paul, MN

This nonprofit organization helps high risk children from chemically dependent families develop healthy life skills through education and support. Responsibilities included grant writing, budget management, staff supervision, curriculum development, and community outreach.


September 1992 Academic Staff Lecturer

to May 1996; University of Wisconsin - River Falls

September 1998 ‑ Counseling and School Psychology Department

May 1999 River Falls, WI

Have taught graduate counseling courses including introduction to counseling, counseling as science in practice, ethics of counseling, and family life education.

January 1985 Director

to January 1992 Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.

River Falls, WI

The agency provides services in four counties to domestic abuse victims and their children. Responsibilities included interpretation of major policies and objectives, provision of sound organizational management, development and implementation of quality programs, maintenance of a strong financial base, and development and supervision of staff. In addition, provided counseling to domestic abuse clients, cofacilitated support groups, and supervised intern students. Conceived and spearheaded the construction of a $350,000 permanent shelter facility.

May 1985 Counselor

to September 1985 Pierce County Sexual Abuse Treatment Team

Ellsworth, WI

Provided sexual abuse counseling to children ages three to six.

November 1983 Stepfamily Consultant

to September 1984 Center for Parents and Children

Moorhead, MN

Provided counseling to stepfamilies who had not been judicially determined to have been abusive.

Workshop Presentations

        The Eighth Annual Child Caregivers' Workshop (The Stepchild)

        Professional Development Workshop in Counseling (What Counts is the Difference: A Framework for Sex Role Counselors)

        Hurray for Young Children Workshop (Children from Domestic Abuse Homes and The Stepchild)

        Thirty-second Annual Education Conference (Children from Domestic Abuse Homes)

        Residence Life Winter Workshops (Unhealthy Relationships)

        New Connections WITC Women's Conference (I Never Knew I had a Choice)

        UW-River Falls Adventures in Learning (Surviving Our Stepparenting)

        UW-River Falls "Developmental Needs of Youth" Conference (Working with Families of Special Needs Students 1992, Self Esteem and Family Violence 1993, and Identifying and Helping Children of Substance Abusers 1994)

        University of British Columbia Guest Speaker (Violence in the Family)

        MN Social Service Association 104th Annual Training Conference and Expo (Children from Chemical‑Abusing Families)

        Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists Ninth Annual Conference (Emotional Freedom Techniques ‑ One of the New Energy Therapies)

        2004 EMDR International Conference (Muscle Testing and EMDR)



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