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M.A.- Level Intern
- premarital counseling (Jaime is Prepare and Enrich certified)
- life transitions
- church hurt
- adults (18+)
- seniors (65+)
“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.” -Brené Brown
Philosophy and Therapeutic Approach
It is such a privilege to meet with you in whatever season this is. You may find yourself in perpetual winter, longing for change, hope, and beauty. Or perhaps life has been so exhausting that you crave a time where your soul finds rest. You may also find yourself in a transition (or awaiting adventure) and want help springing forward. Whatever the season, I look forward to being in your corner and walking with you as a clinician and fellow traveler!
I come from a “It takes a village” perspective. No doubt you have had families and communities which play a vital role in your life. I hope to expand on that community and cultivate a space where all parts of you (mind, body, soul, and spirit) can be seen and integrated.
What to Expect in Therapy
In our first few sessions, we will explore the landscape of your story. It is a chance for you to discuss what brought you to counseling and identify your initial goals and desires. Some people are crystal clear from the start on what they hope to achieve, while others benefit from a process that helps unpack and organize their story.
One of the most critical components of therapy is co-creating the environment that facilitates your healing journey. These sessions will give you space to experience me as a therapist and determine if we are a good fit.
We will also decide on the level and extent you desire to incorporate spiritually sensitive interventions. We have multiple tools in our toolbox at Cornerstone. I seek to leverage the very best of empirically-based tools and interventions for your specific journey. Ultimately, I hope to cultivate a safe, non-judgmental environment that empowers you toward your goals.
Personal Qualifications and Experience
I would never have expected my pathway to the clinical world to be as colorful as it has been. I have ten years’ experience mentoring teenagers in Georgia, Virginia, Fiji, and England. Those years awakened my desire to study counseling. I became fascinated with learning and experiencing healthy relationships, families, and marriages.
I have also counseled military veterans during my seven-year career as a naval officer. My military season gave me more insight into how home life affects work-life (and vice versa). After active duty, I taught and developed military courses as a defense contractor. My passion for teaching shows up in clinical sessions when I get the opportunity to teach individuals and couples new skillsets. I have also run a real estate business helping individuals’ transition, whether in marriages, divorce, widowhood, or career change. Though I have worn many hats, the common thread has been a love for sitting with people, their stories, their cultures, and empowering them to live their best life.
As an avid traveler, I have found a home in many places worldwide. Some places become home for a reason and others for a season. I appreciate having a home base in Colorado! Exploring new places and cultures is a true passion—Europe is still one of my favorite areas!
I love frequenting local coffee shops à latté! My competitive streak tends to come out when I play soccer and tennis! I love dancing – particularly in the ballroom and West Coast Swing communities. I admit to being a bit of a Bible nerd. I have attended biblical study tours in Greece, Turkey, and Israel…my most recent joy is gaining an understanding of the Scriptures from an Eastern perspective!
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair (Isaiah 61:1-3, NIV).