Jamie


Therapy is a practice to help individuals sort out their problems in a safe environment. By the exchange of communication between the client and the therapist, therapy should be a means of dissecting all possible strategic coping skills; ultimately leading to a plan that eases the client’s delimas.
— Jamie's definition of therapy

Philosophies and Values

Jamie takes a collaborative approach to assisting her clients through self-identification of issues. Jamie integrates evidenced based treatments, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, play therapy, behavioral rehearsal, goal setting and planning, to help clients with their needs.


First Time Visitors

Jamie’s motto is you have nothing to lose and everything to gain! Jamie feels that therapy is a learning process to get to understand oneself better. Jamie meets every client where they need to be met, allowing each individual to create their own meaning and definition of therapy.


Experience

Jamie fulfills her childhood dreams by accepting and supporting her clients’ authentic and unique selves. Jamie especially enjoys working with youth and young professionals to manage distress, reduce anxiety and help modify destructive and unwanted thoughts.



Sessions with Jamie

Envision a session

While in the room with Jamie, she takes a backseat role, making you feel in total control of the time spent together.  She lets you initially express anything that may be at the forefront of your mind, and delves deeper into your views by asking targeting questions.  She creates a warm atmosphere, and though sometimes it may be hard for oneself to express their thoughts/feelings, she is able to reroute the session so there is never a time of doubt. Sometimes, while discussing a past experience, Jamie may ask one to lay down flat in order to fully be able to connect and allow the mind and body to be at ease.  

Participation Style

Jamie tailors each session to the client’s individual needs and adjusts how participatory she is accordingly as these needs become clearer. While in sessions with Jamie, individuals are able to be the ones in control and are free to start talking about and expressing anything that occured that week. Jamie allows clients to open up about what is currently on one’s mind. Together, we are then able to discuss the situations.

Drawing on her own experiences

Jamie occasionally connects something I have mentioned to a situation she experiences if she truly feels it is beneficial. Jamie wants each client to look at themself and their personal life without feeling the pressure to compare, so when she does share about herself, it’s because she believes it will be helpful for the client.

In between sessions

Sometimes Jamie will give exercises to a client to practice coping skills or initiate conversations outside of the office that will help the client to resolve issues. The reason for this is because the outcome of what worked or did not work is helpful for the ongoing therapy sessions.



Working Together

Our relationship

Our relationship with be completely confidential, supportive and non-judgmental.

Identifying progress

In a very simple sense - if you are feeling better! This idea of feeling “better” is different for every client and together we will create a personal definition of what it means to you. This may be as simple as noticing that one is happier, more hopeful and generally more at ease. It could also mean being able to label, name or control emotions independently and picking up on patterns.

Identifying discomfort

Through body language and cues, I’m able to feel out the vibe in the room. I will never push you to share anything you may not be ready to. I will often prompt or guide you to realizations while allowing you to move at your own pace. If I am not able to follow along, I’ll often ask for clarification in order to make sure that I understand appropriately without interpreting what one may be saying.

Parting ways

Jamie will always be honest and act in the best interest of the client. If Jamie feels that she is no longer able to assist a client, she will work together with the client towards a new solution. Jamie is very open-minded and creates a safe environment to have open conversations about the progression of therapy and what future/next steps should be.


About Jamie

Education

The George Washington University, BA, Criminal Justice & Psychology

NYU Silver School of Social Work, MSW, Phi Alpha Honor Society

Experience

Good Shepherd Services

Hudson Guild

Why mental health

Personable and passionate, I am fulfilling my childhood dream by accepting and supporting my clients’ authentic and unique selves. From a very early age, I’ve had a passion for helping others better themselves and their lives.

Best part of the job

The best part of the work for me is allowing my clients to be their true selves. I love to see the progress my clients make and being able to support each and everyone of them along their journey.

Unique interest

I especially enjoy working with youth and young professionals to manage distress, reduce anxiety and help modify destructive and unwanted thoughts. I’m able to help clients identify their problem areas and assist them with self-discovery to improve their sense of self and foster independence and self-efficacy.

Managing Diversity

I especially enjoy working with youth and young professionals to manage distress, reduce anxiety and help modify destructive and unwanted thoughts. I’m able to help clients identify their problem areas and assist them with self-discovery to improve their sense of self and foster independence and self-efficacy.

 

Your First Session

Time Commitment

The time needed for each client is unique, because everyone I meet with has their own story and needs.  I will hold an initial session with you, and together we will create a plan from that point on. If you are able to meet more often, and feel it will be beneficial, we will take that plan of action.  

Session Prep

The only thing I ask for you to do prior to your first session is to have a clear outlook. I do not want you to come in being afraid of anything. We are here to work together, and my one and only priority is you!

Office Location

No! The office is very centrally located and easily accessible!

Material to bring

No! Just you and an open mind!

Cost

$80-$100/session

Forms of payment do you accept?

All credit cards, cash, check, venmo

Office Location

No! The office is very centrally located and easily accessible!