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Giving you the tools

to be the Me you want to be

Providing the tools for you to be the fierce Me you are meant to be. An empowering journey for women who want to shake the shackles of anxious avoidance and live their best, most mighty lives.

Be Mighty


I have known Jill for a long time, and I've had the pleasure of hearing her speak many times. Although she and I share a common professional background, I always learn something from her talks. More than that, though, I watch her weave expertly from academic and theoretical topics to personal growth exercises, engaging her audiences with compelling stories, validation, and humor. I have asked her to guest lecture for my classes many times because she is one of my top-rated speakers and because I get a front row seat to her wonderful presentations. Audiences leave her talks inspired by Jill's own curiosity and excited to try the empirically based interventions she has honed and written about after years of study. Jill has expertise in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), clinical metaphors, empowerment, and the treatment of anxiety disorders, but her teaching and training conveys something greater than these topics. I highly recommend her and I hope that you have a chance to learn from her soon.

Steven Thorp, Ph.D., ABPP, Alliant International University

I had the pleasure of co-presenting a seminar with Dr. Stoddard. We discussed the topic of COVID-19 Related Anxiety vs OCD. She was a clear Subject Matter Expert. Her conversational style also allowed the participants (both interested people in the community, as well as mental health professionals) to understand the information and ask insightful and informed questions. It was a real pleasure presenting with her.

Brett Johnson, MD, Rogers Behavioral Health

I have had the good fortune of serving on dissertation committees with Dr. Stoddard and in my role as clinical supervisor I've had many interns who sang her praises during supervision. I had the pleasure of assisting an intern and a postdoc in developing a pain management manual using ACT that was adapted from a manual by Dr. Stoddard. It was a major endeavor and she graciously offered her time and feedback. In reading her manual and The Big Book of ACT Metaphors, which she coauthored, my respect for her grew stronger. I was,therefore, beyond enthusiastic when she agreed to speak to our Psychology Department about ACT. It was an opportunity for me and our cohort of interns, trainees, and postdocs to learn firsthand from a true master. Her speaking style was accessible to even the newest members of the cohort and her presentation was filled with metaphors, examples of evidence based interventions, and materials and concepts that we were able to put into use. More importantly, she inspired us all to learn more about ACT and employ ACT as part of our inpatient and outpatient curricula. I highly recommend Dr. Stoddard for speaking engagements and as a therapist. She is warm, engaging, genuine, and extremely competent.

Andrew Noorollah, Ph.D., Executive Director of Inpatient Services, Alvarado Parkway Institute

Over the years I have had the good fortune to experience Dr. Stoddard present on multiple occasions, across many varied topics. In each presentation, Dr. Stoddard has shown up as a genuine and authentic individual with whom the audience can connect. Following that connection the audience is able to consider and reflect upon the material being presented, considering ways they might use this perspective to shift their activity as they leave the presentation. A presentation by Dr. Stoddard is a special treat!

Brian Buzzella, Ph.D., ABPP, San Diego Center for Individual and Family Well-Being

Dr. Jill Stoddard is an inspiration in so many ways. A wonderful author, a brilliant therapist, a captivating speaker and an extraordinary woman. She is one of the most authentic, brave and competent people I know. Her knowledge is huge and she simply is one of a kind. My warmest recommendations!

Rikke Kjelgaard, M.Sc.

Dr. Stoddard is such a wonderful speaker! The audience loves her and it's no surprise that outside of her psychology practice, she's also an author, podcast speaker and educator. Thank you, Dr. Stoddard, for your time, knowledge and efforts.

Nin Chattle, Outreach Rep, Rogers Behavioral Health