I work with families whose young adult (age 17+) is struggling in adulthood despite the best efforts of the family. I interview the family, treating professionals, and any other parties involved, in order to develop a thorough understanding of the young adult. Based on my experiences, I am uniquely qualified to find the most appropriate therapeutic placement where the Generation Z and Millennial young adult and family can begin to heal.
Joanna Lilley, M.A.
I hold a Master’s degree in Counseling from West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor, working towards my LPC. Before entering the consulting field I collectively worked with struggling adolescents and young adults students for over ten years. I guided off and on for six years with both state-run and private wilderness therapy programs. I coached students on academic probation at two institutions of higher education, as well as served on a university treatment team for students who deferred their suspension by opting into an in-house recovery program.
After working with so many struggling young adults, I made the professional leap to start supporting this population and their families in a consulting capacity. My balance between being empathetic and caring yet direct and transparent is what allows me to easily connect with both the family and young adult. I have been told time and again that my honesty and upfront demeanor is what has been most valued and appreciated.
I hang my hat mostly in Gunnison, but spends a lot of time in Denver. About half of my families live on the Front Range, and the rest live across the US and world. No matter where you live, I can be of assistance to you and your loved ones.