As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I specialize in working with individuals, couples and families. I provide a calming atmosphere for my clients to feel safe to share their innermost thoughts and feelings. Counseling is most effective when there is a good human connection between therapist and client. Deciding to receive counseling is a source of strength to address things that affect an individual(s) from having an enjoyable life. My strengths as a counselor lies in my accessibility, follow through, patience and clinical skills. Collaboration with other services providers ensure continuity of care for clients.
As a mental health therapist, Jamie has worked with individuals that have eating disorders, substance abuse disorders, mood disorders, grief work and transitional issues. Her ethos on treatment of her clients is to provide a safe, calming environment to foster a healthy therapeutic relationship.
I seek to work with clients who have experiences with trauma and abuse, having seen firsthand how devastating the untreated symptoms of trauma can be on a person's functioning with family, in the workplace and within communities. These symptoms include panic attacks, anxiety, depression, PTSD and can often lead to disabling substance use disorders among other issues. These clients seek to understand why they cannot manage their emotions and have often normalized their abusive experiences, so they do not see why they are struggling to function as easily as they perceive others to be doing.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional counselor with over 15 years of experience in the field. I treat Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anger management and provide emotional support for every day stress. I enjoy getting creative in session, using music and guided mindfulness as well as psychoeducational materials and games.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who works with adults, adolescents, children and families who have experienced various forms of traumatic events, substance use, depression, grief and loss, and anxiety. Understanding that people experience major life altering events, I have made it my personal goal to assist individuals in becoming better equipped to manage their difficulties and increase their functioning, mental health, and well-being by helping them to recognize and use their inherent strengths to be their best selves. Among others, my specialties include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child Parent Psychotherapy.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, EdD, LCPC, CADC
I have worked with clients that have experienced concerns from addiction, depression, stress, anxiety, parenting and relationship problems. I have provided counseling to adolescences, individuals, couples, and families. Many people have experienced some form of trauma in their lives and feeling better and hopeful is a goal that people desire.
I have 30 years of professional experience in working with couples, families and individuals. I have specialized in working with couples where abuse (physical, emotional or sexual) has been a significant factor in the past of one or both of the individuals. As a licensed marriage and family therapist I utilize a systems approach in dealing with both couples and individuals. I am direct and enjoy working with a wide range of clients. I do a significant amount of work with men and “male issues”.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Hi there, I'm so glad you're here. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and I'm here to help you figure out how your life can be better. Do you feel anxious or sad and generally not yourself? Are you struggling with life transition? Its hard feeling this way, having to function day to day, without feeling much peace and joy. Everyone at some time in their life will struggle and need extra support and guidance to manage. I aim to meet each client where they are in life. I will provide space for you to express your feelings and offer new tools and coping strategies to help you feel better.
I value the human heart, soul, and spirit. I am a seasoned psychotherapist with 25 years of clinical practice. I am aware that we all experience times of darkness, and deep sorrow. We all experience anxiety, and struggle with certain life transitions. We heal by way of sharing our stories, feelings, and experiences. I care deeply about each of my clients, and I look forward to watching each person grow to their fullest potential. I will listen with a compassionate heart, and I have a genuine interest in each person that I work with.
WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH,
THE TOUGH GET GOING
You may not feel tough right now, but deep down you know you have the strength to tackle the problems you are facing. These problems may be extraordinary stressors, life transitions, combat fatigue, post-partum depression, unexpected/expected loss of close relationships, trauma, abuse, or relationship problems. I can be part of the team that assists you in strengthening the resources that you have inside.
RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILIES
CAN BE LIKE DOMINOS
Families and couples are linked. If part of that link is broke or off balance, other members involved can be affected.
I believe people often become stuck in unhealthy patterns of behavior just because they have not learned another way. Many clients have strengths and abilities they have overlooked. These are the gems we will discover to aid empowerment, growth and achievement of life goals. Effective communication and coping skills are incorporated into treatment giving clients the tools to make positive changes. Therapy often includes alternative modalities such as guided visualization,writing, art and relaxation techniques. Each client is honored as an individual, with therapy adapted to their specific needs and comfort levels.
Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light. - Albus Dumbledore... Daily stress, challenging events, successes and failures all shape our sense of self and how we interact in relationships. I am available to join you on your journey of understanding, coping with, managing and enjoying your life.
I believe that all people have the potential to overcome whatever obstacles are in their life path, and our relationship is very important in helping you overcome those obstacles. So with that in mind, I will initially spend time just getting to know you and helping you feel comfortable and understood. You can expect a compassionate listener who will help you express issues that sometimes are uncomfortable to talk about. I will also help you establish goals for our work together that will be clear from the beginning of your treatment until the end.
You may feel a little uncomfortable reaching out for help; however, now may be the time to move forward. If you desire to live your life more fully, while understanding and managing intense emotions, please give me a call. My clinical background involves working with clients' dealing with a variety of challenges, particularly anxiety, depression and relationship issues. I can assist you with gaining insight into your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors while leaning new strategies in resolving or managing your personal and relational issues.
"With hard work, support, and a little bit of humor; change can happen. Too many of us get wrapped up in the stressors of life that we forget what resources we have right in front of us. With support and hard work, we can utilize those resources, including humor, resiliency, determination, and persistence." Dr. Anderson provides individual psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and young adults. Additionally, Dr. Anderson provides psychological testing for people of all ages.
Internal struggles, relational issues, adjustments, anxiety, or other life challenges, may be our reason for seeking out counseling. Pursuing counseling is an excellent first step. No matter what age - grade school through retirement age - you do not have to encounter life challenges on your own. My goal is to provide you with a safe space where you can vent, process, or discover, with no judgement. I hope to help you find the perfect skill or tool to utilize and work through this current moment, so that you may flourish into the best person you can be.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, CCTP
Trauma can make you feel like someone has robbed you of your innocence, purpose, sense of belonging, your voice, and ability to feel safe in your own body. You might be searching for a sense of control, but feeling completely powerless. You escape into activities or relationships in order to feel anything at all and other times to make the feelings stop all together. You may have developed parts of yourself in order to survive, but what would life look like if you could shed old scripts and truly live a life that’s worth living?
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LAMFT, BA
Thanks for stopping by! Here's a little bit about myself.. I have over 16 years of experience working with families of all different backgrounds, cultures, demographics, etc. For example, blended families, single-parent families, and all the above. My passion is driven towards everyone involved in the family system from children, parents, spouses, etc. Furthermore, I have many years of experience working with women, exploring either motherhood, marriage, friendships, and overall the reoccurring changes as a woman.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MHS/MA, LCPC, NCC, CADC*, DuiEvRE
Founded in 2019 with an innovative progressive vision and mission to Aid & Guide in effort to Rejuvenate the mind. The primary objective and goal to serve community residents and population of all ages and cultural background with a variety of mental health, and substance abuse issues. The pressures of daily life challenges, the many persuasive and manipulative issues we cope with factors into our decision making choices daily. We support Your vision and individualize each approach and methodology to address such experiences. The vision for psychological & behavioral Health is to be recognized as a clinical care center of quality.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Oak Forest are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Oak Forest then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Oak Forest, or Child Psychologists in Oak Forest.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Oak Forest psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Oak Forest specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.