About


Most importantly, you are ultimately the “expert” of your experience. I am here to offer a place of safety, security and support for you and/or your child to discover, uncover and repattern some of life’s most trying obstacles. I believe everyone has a story that deserves to be heard in a safe and validating environment whenever possible. For those whom have been in therapy before and have found it too limited in scope, I am the kind of therapist that will keep you working deeply to promote healing and change that lasts.

My professional work is grounded in years of experience conducting attachment research, working with vulnerable children, adolescents, caregivers, international social work, school social work, substance abuse/dependence and providing liaison services for non-profit organizations locally and abroad. Since 2011, I have focused my career on practicing clinical psychotherapy with children, adolescents, young adults and parents. After working as a child and adolescent therapist for Primary Children’s Center for Counseling from 2011 through 2017 I decided to transition into private practice where I continue to serve children, teens, young adults and parents. I also provide services for the House of Hope in support of their mission to strengthen families and promote personal growth. Throughout my practice, training and personal life I have gained invaluable insight and understanding about the  incredible depth, resilience and potential of the human condition.

Attachment principals and a relational framework rooted in psychodynamic theory make up the heart of my practice. At the same time, I have found that remaining genuine, open-minded, knowledgeable and able to craft together interventions specific to an individual’s needs is often key to effective outcomes. This is why I utilize an integration of both directive and non-directive approaches personalized to address individual and developmental needs. I also have extensive training in evidence-based trauma treatments, mindfulness-based interventions, yoga instruction, somatic psychology and behaviorally based treatments including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

 

 


“Our survival as a human community may depend as much upon our nurture of love in infancy and childhood as upon the protection of our society from external threats.”

-Selma Fraiberg


 

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850 East 300 South #5
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

jamiempsychotherapy@gmail.com
(385) 246-3803

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