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.