Jamie earned her Master’s Degree from George Fox University and is licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy, specializing in Child, Youth, and Family Therapy. Jamie has had extensive training in Play Therapy and is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. She is an American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Approved Supervisor and certified in Foster and Adoptive Family Therapy. Jamie is a member of the AAMFT, OAMFT (Oregon Association for Marriage and Family Therapy), APT (Association for Play Therapy), and ORAPT (Oregon Association for Play Therapy), and currently serves on the Board of ORAPT as a Conference Coordinator for the State of Oregon.
Jamie’s experience includes treatment for children (ages 5 and up) and adults, individually or with their families, couples, parents, and groups with a variety of presenting mental health issues including pervasive disorders, sensory processing disorders, ADHD, depression, anxiety, etc. in order to improve their interpersonal relationships, communication, and overall mood.
Jamie is passionate about working with children and their families to help them feel happier, more connected and engaged with one another in order that they may succeed and thrive in their homes and in their communities. She believes that play is a core modality of therapy, and provides the opportunity for growth and the ability to empower her clients to grow individually and relationally through their own strengths.
While not at work, Jamie teaches graduate classes at her alma mater. She loves to bake and cook, watch movies, travel, eat delicious food (Italian, Mexican, and Sushi are her favorite) and spend time with her family. A fun fact about Jamie is that she has traveled through most of North America, including Alaska and Hawaii, Canada and Mexico, and most of the Caribbean.