847-695-8710 1735 W. Highland Ave. Elgin, IL 60123 Jpoland@fbcelgin.com

Welcome To The Office of Jay Poland

Jay Poland is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, received his bachelors degree in Psychology from Taylor University and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He also is the Executive Pastor at the First Baptist Church of Elgin. He is a member of the American Association for Christian Counselors and the American Counseling Association. Jay specializes in marriage and family issues addressing, communication, conflict resolution, parenting as well as a variety of individual issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Member - American Association of Christian Counselors

Member - American Counseling Association

Certified in Prepare / Enrich Marital Assessmnet

Certified in SYMBIS Premarital Assessment

Hello! I'm
Jay Poland

I look forward to working with you.

Life can be difficult through the different seasons of life. Grief, Depression, Addiction, Social Skills, Communication, Parenting, Dating, Marriage and other issues seem to come up out of nowhere or we have just chosen to stuff the issues because we didn’t know how to deal with them and now we cannot manage it anymore. I offer Biblically sound and professionally competent counseling for those that may be struggling or just feel that something isn't right. Reaching out for help is hard and telling your life story to someone you don’t even know can be scary and I understand that. I want to encourage you take a step in faith and ask for the help you need. Counseling is a safe and confidential place to process life’s trials, stresses, and hurts.


What I Can Offer

I Can Help You In Different Situations

Counseling for Depression

Depression can affect anyone at any age, including children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling is a personal opportunity to receive support and experience growth during challenging times in life

Couples Counseling

Couples counseling can help couples slow down their spiral and reestablish realistic expectations and goals.

Christian Counseling

Christian counseling is primarily Biblically sound and professionally competent.

Counseling for Anxiety

When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option.

Pre-Marital Counseling

Premarital counseling helps partners improve their ability to communicate, set realistic expectations for marriage and develop conflict-resolution skills.