My Approach to Helping
Hi I'm Jamie and I've provided therapy for 5 years. I've worked with children, teens, and adults in a variety of settings. My primary clientele currently includes adolescents, teenagers, and young adults. My primary areas of treatment include anxiety, academic performance, life transitions, cultural issues, gender and sexual identity exploration, behavioral difficulties, self-esteem, and women's issues. To address these areas of your life, I combine strength-based approaches, a client-centered atmosphere, and cognitive-behavioral techniques. There might be some other techniques used too, it truly just depends on what you need from me.
I enjoy connecting with people in a non-judgmental space, which is why I am passionate about mental health therapy. I find that my sense of humor and relaxed personality help even the most hesitant client feel comfortable. Therapy can be scary, but it doesn't have to be. Let's celebrate your wins and recognize how truly powerful you are, while handling some tough times along the way. I''d be honored to be a part of your journey.
More Info About My Practice
I offer a combination of in-person and telehealth services to fit the needs of my clients.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
The thing I love most about being a therapist is when I am able to see my client physically relax in our space. Creating a non-judgmental and open environment for my clients to take or leave what they need is why I do what I do. I believe everyone should be able to be who they truly are and I hope to help my clients feel comfortable with whatever that may look like. I'm a huge fan of "gassing" someone up and using humor in session, while also being realistic. I will advocate for you and cheer you on but also hold you accountable when necessary. Authenticity is imperative for me as your therapist and I hope all my clients feel safe enough to be their authentic selves as well.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
I always say, choosing a therapist is like finding your favorite pair of shoes. Sometimes you have to try on one or two or five pairs... but you will find one that is a perfect fit, I promise! If you've had a negative experience, I know it's hard but keep searching. Find someone who you connect and vibe with, but also realize they aren't there to be your best friend. A good therapist will help you advocate for yourself, empower you, but also be someone you can trust with your deep secrets. Personally, I think it's 90% about the relationship you have with your therapist, and 10% about their theoretical orientation or the approaches they use.