About Us

A photo of Jillian Edelstein, Empowering Strategies Group
Jillian Lepera, LMHC, C-DBT

emPOWERING Strategies Group was founded by Jillian Lepera, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, in South Florida. She specializes in working with adolescents and young adults in a collaborative process to build skills and resilience for a life worth living. Jillian brings creativity, self-expression and positive psychology to guide individuals to build meaningful lives and opportunities for change.

Jillian received her Bachelor’s Degree from Emory University where she studied Psychology and Dance Movement Studies. Jillian completed her graduate training at Boston University’s School of Medicine in the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program.

Her experience includes many service arenas including: community mental health, inpatient and outpatient settings, group therapy and pediatric primary care. Dedicated to considering the whole mind, body and spirit in therapeutic work, Jillian brings creativity, self-expression and positive psychology to help individuals create meaningful lives and relationships.

Jillian is certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) therapist, a skills-based treatment structure training mindfulness, coping with stress, emotional regulation and improving relationships with others. She is also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) a trauma-resolution treatment modality.

You can find Jillian providing services as part of the group practice, Center for Mindful Families, located in West Palm Beach, FL in addition to her private practice platform.

A Palm Beach County native, Jillian is always seeking an outdoor adventure and plans to build the outdoor therapy arena into the South Florida community. When not providing therapy services, you may find her adventuring on her paddle-board, fishing, exercising outside or working on her green thumb.