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Jillian Heffernan


A Little Bit About Jillian...

I grew up in the suburbs close to Boston and have lived in the same house my whole life. I spend a lot of time with family, friends, and my dog. I love traveling, going for walks, working out, shopping, swimming, and of course the beach! I appreciate a good movie night with some popcorn and candy. I am often told I have a “goofy” sense of humor.  


Why Did You Become a Therapist?

 I spent my time as an undergrad trying to figure out what the best career path was for me. While working with adolescents in a residential setting, I made the decision to pursue a career in clinical social work. Fueled by my passion, I wanted to help create more awareness of the challenges individuals face and work to end the stigma they encounter by normalizing discussions around mental health. I believe that one’s mental health is just as important as their physical health and should be given that same priority. 



  • Bachelors of Science from Bridgewater State University 

  • Masters in Social Work from Bridgewater State University 


Relevant Previous Experience:

  • Community Residence Counselor at McLean Hospital (Adolescent ART)

  • Social Work Intern at The Department of Children and Families in New Bedford 

  • Advanced Trainee at Northeast Health Services


Random fun facts about me:

  • I’m a bit of a Harry Potter nerd

  • My happy place is the beach 

  • My favorite color is purple 

  • I love spending time with family and friends 

  • Movie nights are my favorite  

  • I love tea, especially green tea with lemonade


Best Goal:  

To listen to my values and utilize them to guide my decision-making. 

Best Habit:

Drinking a lot of water. (It helps to have a fun water bottle!) 

Best Reason to Be Happy: 

Making fun and meaningful memories with the people I care about, which doesn’t always mean taking a photo. Sometimes it’s better to just enjoy the moment. 

Best Legal Route to Joy:

Having a dog family! 

Best Flaw:

I love having a lazy Sunday by rewatching shows and relaxing. 

Best Accomplishment: 

Managing multiple responsibilities throughout graduate school and achieving my Master’s degree. That was quite the adventure. 

Best Motto:

Introvert time is just as valuable as extrovert time. 

Best Under-Appreciated Skill: 

Folding sweatshirts and fitting them in the closet. 

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Hanover, MA 02339

944 Washington St.

South Easton, MA 02375

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