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Jill Osborne, EDS, LPC graduated from Toccoa Falls College in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Counseling Skills and Psychology. After that she went to work for the state of Georgia in a psychosocial rehabilitation and peer support program. During that time she went on to complete a Master of Science (M.S.) in professional counseling in 2006 and an Education Specialist (Ed.S) in professional counseling in 2007,from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. There she specialized in play therapy, traumatology, and child and adolescent therapy.

During her graduate studies she interned and did contract work with a domestic violence agency for two years.  Her experience there included counseling with women and children whom were survivors of domestic violence situations. She found her niche when she began using play therapy with children, and leading a support group for child survivors of domestic violence. She worked with foster families and with children with traumatizing situations and disabilities and is currently at Eagles Landing Christian Counseling Center, as well as owner/operator of Jill Osborne, LPC, LLC where she supervises and teaches counselors to become Licensed Professional Counselors and Registered Play Therapists.


“Sam Feels Better Now: An Interactive Story for Children” began as a project for a traumatology course taught by Dr. Greg and Dr. Cathy Brack at Georgia State University. It incorporates elements of trauma therapy, as well as play and expressive therapies to assist children in working through crisis situations, traumatic events, and grief by helping the character, Sam to feel better after his own difficult situation.


“This beautiful little picture book is the

ideal guide for a series of therapy ses-

sions that will focus the child’s atten-

tion on positives and help to deal with

the traumatic memories”

Bob Rich, PhD.
Sam Feels Better Now” provides the child and therapist a safe

metaphor for exploring trauma issues. The story teaches chil-

dren that coming to therapy can be a good thing.”

JoAnna White, Ed.D., Professor and Chair

Department of Counseling and Psychological Services,

Georgia State University

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Reader Views

Author’s Den

Inside Scoop Live on Blog Talk Radio with Irene Watson


Book Bites for Kids with Suzanne Lieurance on Blog Talk Radio

Books Beyond Reading: 

Special Needs Book Review October, 2012

Interview with Special Needs Book Review January 2013

Foundations of Family April 2013, Using Sam Feels Better Now as a Group Curriculum







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