I have spent the last 13 years working with folks in WNY. My clinical interest areas include anxiety/mood disorders, trauma, and eating disorders. I take an eclectic and person-centered approach to therapy, as I do not believe “one size fits all.” I believe my clients are the experts in their own lives. I am a fat positive and HAES aligned therapist.
We all face changes in our daily lives, it just depends on where those challenges come from and how you handle them. Sometimes family, friends or other areas cause one to struggle and seek guidance. Other times it is about improving a break-down in communication between parent and child, by improving interactions and communication. I understand the importance of setting reasonable expectations and helping the family to reach success as quickly as possible. I am a skilled therapist, with over ten years of experience, offering a safe place to explore challenges and make potential life changes.
My goal is to use evidence-based intervention to promote optimum mental and emotional health. Client can expect confidential treatment and accurate documentation to support assessment and intake. Using a person centred approach client with gain skills to cope and improve mental health. Client will receive respect, support, compassion, and empathic listening to reinforce self-advocacy and symptom management.
My goal is to provide each of my client's a safe space, a listening ear, honest recommendations and real strategies. Challenges differ, but each matter, my goal is to help each client face and overcome their individual challenges, to the best of their ability.
Hi, Welcome to my page. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. We all face challenges in our daily lives. It is helpful to be able to have someone who is experienced to talk to, and who is not emotionally connected to the situation, in order to help you process, find solutions and to obtain goals. This is where I can be a service to you.
Have you found yourself struggling to deal with the stress of your life circumstances? Are you feeling depressed or anxious? Is your child struggling? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may find counseling very beneficial. It is at such times, that seeking the help of a professional counselor / therapist is most important.
I believe that each individual has the ability to resolve their struggles and find a place of peace and contentment. I strive to help each of my clients heal, grow and make changes which will promote a happy, healthy and peaceful life.
I know sometimes things happen that you don't know how to handle. It can make you very anxious. You may feel you've gotten "off track" and need some direction. You may be overwhelmed with things and don't know what to do to make it better. You may be wondering what's wrong, why this keeps happening. Perhaps you don't feel like yourself - aren't content with your life - even though you've got a lot going for you. It still feels like something's missing. You want things to be different, you just don't know how to make that happen.
Counseling varies depending on the personality of both the therapist and the client and the particular problems that you may be experiencing. I want to help you address the problems you hope to address. Often this includes building skills to: reduce feelings of distress, improve relationships, communication with others, and/or to resolve difficult personal issues. In order for therapy to be most successful, you will be asked to work on things we talk about both during our sessions and at home.
I have had the pleasure of working in this field for 30 years and have found that no problem is too big, peace is a position of power, and change is another word for refine/revise/adapt. My favorite quote is: "You have to fall in love with your life." Counseling is a way to learn the barriers to doing this, the tools and techniques for doing so, and shifts in beliefs needed to attain the trickle down effect from this. Clients with whom I work often are seeking shifts in their life/spiritual view, focus, behaviors and coping skills.
I understand the importance of integrating not only evidenced based interventions, but also compassion into the counseling relationship. I am an experienced clinical therapist with almost ten years of experience. My career began in substance abuse and then transitioned into serving individuals with mental health challenges. I use a number of strategies to help individuals achieve their goal with a few tactics as examining how perceptions impact problem behaviors, exploring how childhood events impact current functioning & coping as an adult and working to develop tools for improvement of emotional regulation. I also provide Christian counseling to those who are interested.
My name is Jamie and I work with clients 13 years of age and up. I take a person centered approach and believe in a supportive and honest therapeutic relationship. This includes a therapeutic environment that is non-judgmental and provides unconditional positive regard. I tailor each session based on my clients individual needs, while helping them to improve their daily functioning, in all aspects of life. I utilize an array of therapeutic techniques, tailored to the individual's needs. Specializing in Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Substance Abuse, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Life Issues, and Parenting Concerns.
For over 20 years, I've had the privilege of working with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings. For the majority of those years, I have been providing mental health therapy to individuals suffering from depression, anxiety and mood disorders, to name a few. I feel that I have a unique way of using everyday language to help people better understand how to cope with life's challenges. I am diverse in my treatment approach, which I feel is necessary in treating the unique challenges in today's world.
There is no one ideal client. Each client has a unique situation and outlook on the world that requires a tailored approach using the latest evidence-based practices. Our most crucial client trait is readiness and openness to change! We have experience with numerous populations and age groups. We are a Veteran-Owned/Veteran Managed company with therapists experienced with all populations and the unique challenges that individuals face on a daily basis.
The relationship between the client and your therapist is very important in therapy. This connection and trust are my top priority while working together. I will provide tailored treatment and encourage collaboration during the treatment process, and we can work on your progress together. Psychotherapy is viewed as a creative process between client and therapist. I have an extensive background in working with military, and veteran issues. Also of interest is sports performance. Former folk, and freestyle wrestler. Off time I like to join various brass bands as a Euphonium player. Former US Army-enlised, Naval Officer
Throughout my career I have worked with DV, at risk youth, mentally ill, substance abuse, forensic mental health, court mandated clients in residential settings, OPMH clinics, treatment courts, NYS prisons & state operated psychiatric centers. I also have supervised the service delivery of several community based programs (SPOA, AOT, Hospital Diversion, Forensic Case Management, Crisis Services Coordination, Youth in Probation, Raise the Age & partnered w/ DSS to provide Behavioral Health/Recovery services to jointly served CPS clients). No matter the client, setting or issue I treat everyone with the the respect they deserve.
Are you feeling directionless and alone? Are you struggling with gender or sexual orientation? Are you feeling like an imposter in your life? Are you having difficulty managing your emotions? Are you experiencing trauma in your life? Have you arrived at a transformative moment but are unsure how to begin to make changes? I offer a safe place to explore the opportunities and challenges of this critical moment, identify a path forward that reflects your values, and begin experiencing a more integrated, congruent, and authentic life.
Affordable Relationship Counseling with limited evening slots available! $20 per person/ hour. All relationships get out of step and need little “tune ups” from time to time for the best outcomes in communication, intimacy, and partnership. In my therapy room, no one is right or wrong, and I work by building from strengths, not focusing on problems. I will respect you for the unique individual you are, hear your side deeply, and help you and your partner understand each other better. From there, love flows much more easily and problems resolve far more readily. Plus, it can just feel so relieving to have a great heart to heart!
**Due to COVID, there were some intake issues; everything is resolved now and I am able to take calls.** We sometimes find ourselves struggling with major life changes, day-to-day stressors, and physical health issues. These can lead to depression, anxiety, panic, and/or other negative feelings that can be overwhelming and cause disruption in day-to-day functioning and in relationships. Sometimes, these situations and feelings can even trigger traumas from the past, which can lead to further dysfunction. It can be a tough decision to take the step to call a therapist, but it can also be the first step towards taking back your life.
NYS licensed therapists providing counseling/psychotherapy in the home. Accepting Fidelis Care insurance. There is no one ideal client. Each client has a unique situation and outlook to the world that requires a tailored approach using the latest evidence based practices. The most important client trait for us is a readiness and openness to change! We have experience with numerous populations and age groups. We are a Veteran-Owned/Veteran Managed company with therapists experienced with the Veteran population and the unique challenges associated with this group.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Niagara Falls 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 Niagara Falls 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.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
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