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Hi! I'm Jaime

I'm an admirer of the ancestral Japanese art and spirit of Kintsugi or kintsukuroi as its built upon the idea of finding strength in imperfections. The philosophy is more than a simple fifteenth century artistic practice, as it focuses on repairing a broken object by accentuating the cracks with gold-instead of hiding them. A long and extremely detailed process, executed in numerous stages, lasting several weeks, months, or even years. Symbolizing healing and resilience, the broken pieces are cared for, accepted, honored, and become more robust and beautiful and precious than before. This metaphor provides amazing insight into all stages of healing, whether the ailment is physical or emotional. It reminds you that your scars, visible or invisible, are proof that you've overcome your difficulties. Like a living kintsugi, you too can be transformed and strengthened by hardship.

~With paraphrasing respect to the author, Celine Santini.

Combat Veteran and Social Worker

When asked about her therapeutic approach, Jaime describes herself as Person-Centered, and does not believe in “one size fits all” therapy. Instead, adhering to the belief that the ultimate goal of any successful therapy should reside in assisting the client continue toward self-actualization. Jaime prides herself on applying different theories and intervention techniques to adapt and fit the unique needs of each of her clients. Influenced by both Pragmatic and Humanistic Schools of Thought, Jaime’s Theoretical Orientation incorporates Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Strategic Eclecticism, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). 

 

Adapting to each client’s specific learning style and therapeutic history, Jaime takes the time to understand what has not worked previously and focuses her time and efforts on what the client likes and what might work now. Jaime’s goal is to establish a mutual therapeutic rapport to deliver solid evidenced-based therapies (EBT) to support each client’s goals.

 

Working as a virtual therapist, Jaime always holds her Telemental Health (TMH) sessions via a HIPAA compliant platform. Previously relocated from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Jaime has provided an array of outpatient services to clients with Serious and Persistent Mental Illnesses (SPMI), is a United States Army Combat Veteran, military spouse, mom of two kiddos, and enjoys gardening with her rambunctious puppy.

Specialties and Services

  • Clinical Supervision for Social Workers in Virginia

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment and Growth.

  • Military Members and their Families

  • First Responders, Medical Workers, Federal Workers

  • Therapists

  • Peripartum/Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD) mothers and fathers

Treatment Style and Methods

  • Humanistic and Client Affirming

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)

Current Adventures

  • Focusing my emotional energy on professional growth. 

  • Providing consultation and engagement within our group and supporting my fellow Mental Health Professionals.

  • If you are interested in Clinical Supervision in Virginia apply here.

Education and Credentials

Education

  • 2014 The Catholic University of America, Master of Social Work, Clinical and Military Specialization.

  • 2003 University of Northern Colorado, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science.

Affiliations and Volunteering

  • Postpartum Support Virginia and Woodbridge Maternal Mental Health Coalition

  • Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

  • Catholic War Veterans of the United States of America

  • National Association of Social Workers, Virginia Chapter

  • Military Spouse Behavioral Health Clinicians (Northern Capital Region)

Credentials

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Virginia

    • Clinical Supervision Available April 2022​

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, North Carolina

  • 2017 Cognitive Processing Therapy trained

  • 2020 Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing trained