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About Me
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Jill Robin Payne, MA, LPC-S, LCDC, BCPC, CRS is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor, Board Certified Professional Counselor, and Certified Relationship Specialist. Jill is the author of Meeting People; It’s Not a Game and can be heard every Wednesday Morning on 1070 AM The Answer with Sam Malone at 9:00 for hot topics. Jill also appears as a guest Nationally on Newsmax TV when people need to see different perspectives to help them cope with the political turmoil. History of other media opportunities include: Television Fox News Channel 26, Price of Business 1110 AM KTEK, KPFT, KTSU, Washington, D.C. Federal News Radio, and with Bill Knapik on his Successful Living show.

Jill is a member of the American Psychotherapy Association, Houston Alumnae Chapter of ZTA, Texas State Society and a life time member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreational Therapy from Longwood University and a Master’s Degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology with honors from Houston Baptist University.

Jill was the first student from her college to intern at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.  She interned at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Houston for her master’s degree.  While working at Bellaire Hospital in Houston she authored a guide for positive rehabilitative activities for the emotionally and physically challenged.  She has taught behavior modification as an adjunct professor.  In addition to her certification as a Relationship Specialist, Jill is also a Reiki Master, Certified Hypnotherapist and Pilate’s Instructor.  She presently past her license exam for the LCDC and is in the process of receiving the written LCDC license.

As a published author and motivational speaker, Jill works to empower individuals in the choice and meaning of their relationships. Jill has lectured in seminars and symposiums to the Texas Medical Center, Ultimate Women’s Expo, West Houston Medical Center, HARCH, Assisted Living Communities and at many health clubs in Houston, Texas. She has contracted at pain clinics and partial hospitalization programs throughout her career as a psychotherapist to facilitate stress, pain and anger management programs, and to provide cognitive behavioral therapy. Along with Jill’s busy practice, she currently contracts at a Behavioral Health Hospital utilizing Equine Therapy for people who need urgent immediate care.  

Jill’s practice is devoted to helping advance the notion that seeking advice for mental health is as important as seeking advice for physical health.  All of Jill’s work and efforts come straight from the heart.  Her “Footsteps to Healthy Relationships” is designed to provide strength and inner peace.  Jill is an activist and believes strongly in giving back to the community.  Her volunteerism ranges from supporting our veterans to helping raise money for children to receive scholarships.  Her newly published book, Meeting People; It’s Not a Game, can be purchased on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com and Lulu.com.  It also can be purchased as an eBook for your iPhone, Kindle and Nook. Presently she is working on another book to help people see the third side of the coin in this political turmoil. You can catch Jill live in Houston, speaking on “Relationships” December 8th at the Empowered Summit with Bo Porter, Assistant Manager to the Atlanta Braves.