My therapeutic approach is strengths-based and solution-focused. Together, we will explore the struggles you are facing through the context of your environment. I will guide you to uncover the mistruths and patterning that keeps you from experiencing life to the fullest.
I enjoy working with individuals to develop positive coping skills to manage stress, anxiety, depression, and addiction through a holistic and integrative approach. Our bodies are a vehicle to create positive change in our mental state. I work with clients to reignite their connection with their body through mindfulness and movement.
I can help you to cultivate a strong connection between your mind and your nervous system to help regulate your thoughts and emotions which impact behaviors. I am a firm believer in the concept of post-traumatic growth, and embody the belief that individuals have a tremendous capacity to embrace hardship, and emerge as stronger and more resilient versions of themselves.
Originally from the Midwest. I received my undergrad in Advertising with a specialization in Public Relations from Michigan State University. I worked in Detroit, Chicago and Miami in both corporate and nonprofit sectors prior to becoming a therapist. Studying advertising and PR is what initially piqued my interest in the human psyche.
After relocating to Texas and taking time off to raise my family, my personal journey compelled me to return to Texas State University to pursue my Master’s in Social Work. I received a scholarship to pursue medical social work where I completed my practicum in acute psychiatric.
Prior to pursuing my degree, I volunteered for CASA for two years as a court-appointed special advocate for children in the foster care system. I have worked with both adolescents and adults in acute psychiatric in both an inpatient and outpatient setting, and approach my clinical practice through a trauma-informed lens, and have worker with individuals with a range of socioeconomic backgrounds.
Most recently, I worked in a partial hospital program and intensive outpatient treatment center for co-occurring mental health and substance abuse. In this setting I managed an individual caseload, and facilitated groups on a variety of topics including process addictions such as technology and sex/love addiction; substance use disorder; family conflict; failure to launch; life transition; identity exploration; and building practical skills for managing complex mental health concerns.
I approach therapy through a strengths-based perspective. Theoretically, I consider the individual in the context of their environment rather than simply the presenting concern. This allows me to incorporate a holistic approach in which we can work together to explore the aspects of your environment that are contributing to your concerns. I particularly enjoy working with individuals with a past history of trauma, attachment issues and addiction.
I am a certified yoga instructor, and incorporate mindfulness and meditation, somatic experiencing and skills-based training to promote relaxation and improve emotional regulation. I strive to live authentically by incorporating these practices into my own life. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my partner and two young boys; training jiu-jitsu; practicing yoga; hiking; and weight training, and continuing my love for travel. I am particularly interested in working with athletes and creatives.
$120 per 55-minute Session
You may use your HSA/FSA to pay for therapy, and some out-of-network insurance plans may cover her services.
Jamie offers complementary 15-minute phone consultations to ensure a good therapeutic fit before scheduling.