Hi, I’m Jaimee.
I’m a licensed mental health counselor in Florida. (I’m also licensed to practice in Oregon!)
I have always been the calm presence for people in my life — the person that other people trusted and came to for comfort.
I fell in love with psychology in high school because I was fascinated by understanding human motivation. I wanted to know why people behaved the way that they did. I see now that some of that fascination came from trying to understand my own family dynamics. I grew up with an alcoholic parent, and from a young age I became the mediator and secret keeper in my family. After years of personal healing through transpersonal therapy, yoga, holotropic breathwork and non ordinary states of consciousness, I found peace. Now I healthily and lovingly use boundaries to protect my peace and forge connections with others on a foundation of mutual respect and understanding.
I’m an INFJ, which, as you might know if you’re familiar with the Myers-Briggs, falls under the “diplomat” role. As a diplomat, I deeply value empathy, connection and kindness. I became a therapist as I have a natural tendency toward open-heartedness, and I’m honored to help others on their healing journey.
Unconditional acceptance guides the work that we do. When we fully love and accept ourselves, true transformation and healing is possible.
When you work with me, I will fully embrace you as you are in the present while also providing support as you embark on a journey toward positive change. If there are aspects of your life that you’re dissatisfied with, I encourage you to reevaluate them and explore alternative choices.
As a licensed mental health counselor in Florida and Oregon, my approach involves both honoring your experiences and offering a fresh perspective when it’s beneficial. I approach therapy from a feminist and anti-racist standpoint, recognizing the existence of harmful and oppressive systems, particularly affecting women and people of color. My aim is to empower you throughout the therapeutic process so that you feel acknowledged, listened to, and confident in your inherent value and capabilities.
I am a humanistic therapist, which means I look at you as a whole person who is capable of problem-solving and self-actualization. You deserve to live a full, authentic life. While the past will certainly inform our work together, much of our work will be focused on the present and future.
You are capable of achieving meaningful goals that align with your authentic desires. You are capable of finding fulfillment and purpose. I am here to be a collaborative partner and guide.
How I Practice
I believe in the inherent worth and potential for growth within. My core values as a licensed mental health counselor in Florida and Oregon center around compassion, authenticity, and the power of human connection.
I am guided by the belief that every person possesses the innate capacity for self-actualization and personal growth. My goal is to provide a safe and nurturing space where clients can explore their authentic selves, fostering a deeper understanding of their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.
Each of my clients has different needs and goals. I may pull from multiple therapeutic approaches to best serve each individual. I like to start by asking what your goals are in coming to therapy. That way we can work towards your goals, together.
I rely most heavily on the following therapeutic approaches:
I am here to listen without judgment and acknowledge your unique experience. You are the expert on your own life. I am a compassionate facilitator, offering a supportive space for self-discovery, growth, and self-actualization.
Existential theory encourages individuals to take responsibility for their choices and to create a meaningful life, even in the face of worry and fear, which are inherent to existing and a natural part of the human experience. By incorporating existential theory, my goal is to empower you to make choices rooted in self-respect and authenticity. Existential Therapy aligns with my belief in the importance of exploring the deeper questions of existence, purpose, and the human condition. I am passionate about helping clients confront their existential concerns, create meaning in their lives, and make choices that align with their authentic values.
Emotional Focused Therapy
EFT helps you identify your emotions, learn how to regulate them, and develop healthy coping strategies. Emotions are not “good” or “bad” — EFT helps you obtain information from your emotions without judging or rejecting them. Emotionally Focused Therapy resonates with me because of its emphasis on the profound impact of emotional bonds and attachment in our lives. Understanding and improving these emotional connections can lead to transformative healing and personal fulfillment.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Using CBT, we can examine how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are connected. You may uncover familiar cycles and decide to keep those going or make a different choice. When behaviors change, space is created for different feelings and thoughts to arise, too. My practice is guided by the value of practical, evidence-based approaches to change and personal growth. I find great motivation in helping clients identify and reframe unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors, leading to positive, lasting transformation.
When we approach human behavior with curiosity and compassion, transformation and healing is possible.
It’s a privilege to journey alongside my clients as they grow, change, and discover who they really are. I offer support, empathy, and guidance as clients navigate the complexities of their inner worlds, helping them forge a path toward a more meaningful and authentic existence.
In my free time…
I love to read. and I have a goal every year to read at least 12 books. I love playing pickleball, which is my passion right now. I also enjoy visiting the beach for relaxation, particularly the Gulf beaches in Florida, where I like to collect seashells and help clean up litter. This year, I established a small hobby farm where I tend to five chickens. I also have a butterfly garden in my backyard. I love being outdoors and with my animals — they bring me such comfort and joy in a world that can be overwhelming at times.
If you are looking for a mental health counselor in Florida or Oregon and think we would be a good fit, please reach out.