Jaime Voss Psy.D., Psychologist in Madison, Wisconsin, 53719

Jaime Voss

Psy.D.

Jaime Voss

Psy.D.

Professions: Psychologist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - 2976
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

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Offices

6314 Odana Road
Suite 24
Madison, Wisconsin 53719

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My Approach to Helping

Are you ready to make significant changes in your life? Individual therapy can help you resolve problematic beliefs, feelings, behaviors, negative physical responses, or relationship issues. Through therapy, you can learn to recognize and change unhealthy behaviors, reduce painful emotions, and improve your relationships. I believe people are incredibly resilient in the face of adversity. My goal is to help you grow and thrive as you create a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

I specialize in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an effective treatment for trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and other psychological distress. I also offer a variety of evidence-based psychotherapies to address your specific mental health needs and preferences. My style is integrative and I draw from a number of theoretical orientations.

I find that therapy is more effective if we are able to identify clearly defined, future-oriented goals to work towards. Therefore, our work begins with clarifying the specific problems you are dissatisfied with and translating them into well-formed goals. Together, we will determine your individual needs, and develop a specific course of action.

More Info About My Practice

Psychotherapy is often appropriate when problems begin to cause significant distress and interfere in your everyday life. This distress may be impacting your relationships with friends and family, your ability to work, or your physical health. You may be feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or unsure about how to feel better.

Individual therapy can help you resolve problematic beliefs, feelings, behaviors, negative physical responses, or relationship issues. Through therapy, you can learn to recognize and change unhealthy behaviors, reduce painful emotions, and improve your relationships. My goal is to help you grow and thrive as you create a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Therapy can help you:
-Feel stronger in the face of adversity
-Change behaviors that hold you back
-Heal from past traumas
-Enhance your relationships
-Improve physical symptoms
-Increase your sense of contentment
-Cope with symptoms
-Handle strong emotions
-Improve your problem-solving skills

Setting goals is an important part of psychotherapy. I find that therapy is more effective if we are able to identify clearly defined, future-oriented goals to work towards. Therefore, our work begins with clarifying the specific problems you are dissatisfied with and translating them into well-formed goals. Together, we will determine your individual goals for treatment, and develop a specific course of action.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialize in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an effective treatment for trauma and psychological distress. By processing upsetting memories, thoughts, and feelings related to a traumatic experience, EMDR provides relief from anxiety symptoms and allows you to heal.

EMDR was developed in 1987 by Dr. Francine Shapiro. While taking a walk in the woods, she observed that moving her eyes back-and-forth reduced the intensity of her negative feelings. Dr. Shapiro subsequently found the same positive effects in her controlled studies investigating the treatment of PTSD. Over the past 30 years, EMDR has developed into a well-established and empirically validated treatment approach for PTSD, anxiety, eating disorders, and addictions.

What to expect?

Prior to beginning EMDR, you will learn about the physical and emotional reactions that accompany traumatic events. We will discuss your readiness to focus on your trauma memories in session, and develop a treatment plan. We will also ensure that you have adequate skills for handling emotional distress, and you will learn new ways of coping as needed.

Next, we will identify the target, or rather the distressing memory you want to work on. You will focus on this memory, including the image, negative belief, and bodily sensations, while simultaneously engaging in EMDR processing using sets of bilateral stimulation. Sets typically include eye movements, taps, or tones, and the length varies for each individual. Following each set of bilateral stimulation, we will check in about what is coming to mind, and continue processing until your distress goes down.

When you are no longer distressed by the target memory, we will focus on enhancing a positive belief and ensure you have no lingering bodily tightness or tension. Finally, we will assess your symptoms, and determine if any additional targets require processing.

What are the Risks?

You may initially feel uncomfortable when calling to mind traumatic memories or beliefs. These feelings tend to be short-lived and you can expect to feel better as you continue EMDR. You may also notice fatigue after a processing session, which may linger for a day or two. Most individuals who successfully complete EMDR discover that the benefits outweigh any discomfort.

Why choose EMDR?

EMDR is an effective treatment, often achieving results relatively quickly for many individuals. It typically involves weekly sessions for several months. However, you may start to notice improvement after only a few sessions.

In contrast to other therapy approaches, EMDR does not require you to complete any homework outside of sessions. EMDR also does not require you to talk about the details of your trauma out loud. Instead, you will be asked to mentally focus on your traumatic experience in session.

It works.

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Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • First Responders
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Psychodynamic
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