Jill Crawford is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in child, adolescent, and family therapy, and has been in private practice since 2004. Her practice encompasses individual and family counseling, as well as parent support and education, with the goals of enriching individual wellness, strengthening family ties, and growing other meaningful interpersonal relationships. She works with a diverse population that includes nuclear and blended families, families created through adoption, kinship care, and other non-traditional arrangements, all with their own special needs and unique strengths. Jill's professional background includes extensive experience in the adoption and foster care systems, as well as many facets of the mental health system, ranging from inpatient and residential treatment to community-based and outpatient settings.
Jill enjoys collaborating with other professionals to provide the most continuity of care and, at your request, will gladly communicate with your school, primary care physician, nutritionist, psychiatrist, or other important providers to yield the best outcomes possible.
In addition to her private practice, based in the Malvern/Exton area, Jill enjoys participating in community education efforts. She is a regular facilitator of the Girls Lead Program, offered through the Women's Resource Center (Wayne, PA), created to help foster self-esteem and instill leadership skills in teenage girls. She is a frequent visitor to local school districts, providing mental health education to students and faculty at primary and secondary levels. Jill enjoys attending high school career days to speak about the field of social work, and has been invited to facilitate parent support groups on various mental health topics around the community. Jill is also an Adjunct Professor at Widener University's Center for Social Work Education, where she teaches graduate students who are about to embark on their careers as clinical social workers.
Jill received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Tufts University, and her Masters of Social Work from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. She is a member in good standing of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work (PSCSW). Jill is licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, and she holds her Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW), the highest national distinction bestowed on clinical social workers.
Last but not least, Jill has extensive life experience as a daughter, sister, wife, and mother of two teenagers. Practicing what she preaches, Jill places high priority on emotional wellness and self-care, and enjoys adventuring with family and friends, reading, playing piano, traveling, singing and dancing (badly), taking long walks, and laughing until tears run down her face.
What is an LCSW?
LCSW stands for Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is the highest level of social work licensure attainable in the state of Pennsylvania. A clinical social worker with the LCSW has met stringent educational and clinical experience requirements, and must receive regular continuing education to maintain active license status.