Jillian B. Bazemore, MA, LPC, NCC, RPT

Jillian Bazemore is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist with over seven years of experience working with children and adolescents.

Ms. Bazemore specializes in play therapy with children struggling with behavior issues, school performance, anger management, anxiety, self-esteem, impulse control, trauma and ADD/ADHD.

Jillian is one of 14 therapists in Raleigh who have obtained the Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential, which requires 150 hours of play therapy training and 50 hours of play therapy supervision.

Ms. Bazemore has engaged in play therapy training at UNC-Charlotte Center for Play Therapy, which focused on theory and specified training methods using Child Centered Play Therapy with Dr. Phyllis Post, PhD, LPC, RPT who is a master in the field of play therapy.

Additionally, Jillian sought training in advanced play therapy methods at NC Central University and received training in Attachment theory with children and parents and studied The Circle of Security® method which is an evidence based model for working with parents/children.

Jillian has presented at the North Carolina Association for Play Therapy conference on utilizing play therapy in the school system to provide education for area play therapists.

With specialized training in many areas of play therapy, Jillian is able to be a supportive guide for families as they navigate the challenges of parenting and childhood and enjoys being able to help parents and children regain joy in their relationship. 

Ms. Bazemore lives in Chapel Hill with her husband and daughter and enjoys spending time outside playing with her family!


Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Master of Arts, Professional School Counseling, Appalachian State University

Licenses, Certifications and Awards:

North Carolina School Counseling License, K-12
National Certified Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, State of North Carolina
Registered Play Therapist

Professional Activities and Memberships:

American Counselor Association
Association for Play Therapy

Lectures and Presentations:

Play Therapy in the School, NCAPT Fall Conference, 2011. Co-presented with Dee Bostick


Jillian is not currently taking new clients and will be on maternity leave from November-February 2019