Feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, trapped, or exhausted? Is the discomfort of future uncertainty making you feel stuck? Maybe a part of you compares yourself to others or feels like you're "not enough." The pandemic has amplified how we react to day-to-day stressors. You may be experiencing strong emotions, relationship issues, or life transitions. You may be thinking, “Will therapy help me?” or "Is my experience fixable?" You are not broken and do not need to be fixed. What you’re needing is an opportunity to grow in self-care. It would be a privilege to hear your story and help you find your path to your true, authentic self.
*Now Accepting New Clients* Are you having difficulty managing day-to-day tasks that leave you feeling overwhelmed, unmotivated, irritated, and unable to quiet your mind long enough to sleep? If it feels like you're carrying the weight of the world, you're in the right place to learn new skills, work through grief, change unhealthy behaviors, and become a better you! I am here to walk that journey with you; together, we will work towards helping you get back to living your best life.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor my goal is to help you become your best self. If you are in need of support with past traumatic issues I have worked for over 5 years helping people who have suffered many traumatic events. In addition, I have worked with many families to help them and their children when it comes to parenting, adjusting to separation, divorce or blending your family effectively after a divorce. I also work with adults and children who suffer from anxiety, depression, ADHD, self-harm, mood disorders, and gender identity issues.
I have a solid background working with adolescents and young adults in a variety of settings. I have always enjoyed working with this age group and giving them a safe space to share their feelings, explore their concerns, and achieve their goals. I strive to encourage my clients to be emotionally open and honest and empower them to be more independent by challenging self-defeating thoughts. When/if appropriate, I also incorporate family sessions to help strengthen gains made in therapy through support at home.
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, Pc(wv), CASTP, GAL
I have developed a unique combination of interpersonal psychoanalysis, mind-body-spirit alliance and cognitive behavioral techniques. I have been able to develop my abilities in a way of optimizing a person's success. I have seen so many people from all walks of life, which has provided me with a deep insight and a practical view of variety problems that people are facing. I approach all who I see with the same respect, humility and dignity that I would want for myself or one of my loved one experiencing similar pains.
My goal as a therapist is to help clients who are having difficulty in our fast-paced environment dealing with life’s stressors related to marriages/partnerships, families, friendships, social isolation, employment and finances. I provide a safe place where clients know they can share in a confidential environment without judgment. All of us have negative thoughts. Realizing that we are more than our thoughts, though, can be truly liberating and allow a person to live a full and meaningful life, even when faced with struggles that may seem impossible to overcome.
The mission of Diverse Counseling Solutions, LLC. is always to provide a safe place for clients to process their experiences, goals, core beliefs and values; we provide gentle assistance as clients make decisions that are a reflection of who they truly are. We problem solve, laugh, cry, learn, grow, and do it all over again as many times as it takes while clients evolve to be fully who they were meant to be.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, AADC, CCJP
Wanting to make positive changes in your life? Ready to overcome limiting beliefs, strengthen self-acceptance, and live more fully in the present moment? I look forward to walking with you on your personal journey to living a more fulfilling life. My name is Jamie Downs and I am a LICSW and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor providing psychotherapy services and individualized addictions counseling to those living in Morgantown, WV and the surrounding areas.
Do you feel like an emotional sponge? Do you experience deep emotional sensitivity? Issues around anxiety, depression, and/or expressing anger? Maybe feeling like you don't belong, self-esteem and self-worth issues, and experiencing challenging relationships? Maybe you have gone the self-help route, yet you find yourself in the same struggles, the same relationship issues, again and again? Try something different, integrative holistic sessions to address these issues through a holistic lens and learn how to manage energy and emotions, heal relationships and your self-worth, and move forward free in your life to be you.