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Hello

I’m Jaymee and I use they/them pronouns. I graduated from the University of Dayton in 2019 with a master’s degree in Counseling. Originally from Cleveland, I relocated to Columbus where I began my own journey of sobriety on February 28th, 2013. Several years in, I went back to school after feeling called toward mental health work.

 

I have had the honor of working with clients who have experienced trauma, have been previously incarcerated, struggled with substance abuse, psychosis, and other mental health concerns. My clinical experiences include working with complex trauma, PTSD, intensive outpatient alcohol and drug treatment, LGBTQIA+ issues, depression, dissociation, anxiety, and adverse childhood experiences. In collaboration with EMDR therapy, I use a variety of therapeutic interventions and mindfulness techniques to help clients explore how their experiences impact their present.

My approach

One of the things I have gained from my own personal therapy is the confidence to be authentically myself in all aspects of my life. I’m the same person in session as I am out of session. Sometimes this is a disappointment to my friends when they’re wanting to complain about their mothers and I want to explain the effects of intergenerational trauma, abuse, and neglect. This means as a therapist, however, I’m able to authentically connect with my clients because I’m willing to share some parts of my journey through life. I don’t believe it’s always fair to expect vulnerability without modeling what vulnerability looks like.

I also work very hard to dismantle previously instated concepts of therapy and mental health recovery. I believe that the model that was built did not take into account the wide variety of people that it’s supposed to treat. When I’m working with my clients I take into account all factors that make up that particular person and work in collaboration with them to create a path that feels good for their growth. This path isn’t always easy. But I promise I won’t make you scream into a pillow while you punch it unless that’s what you feel you need to do that day.

I value honesty within the therapeutic relationship. I promise to always be direct with you about my thoughts, the plan for our work, and your diagnosis. I personally struggled in therapy for a long time because I didn’t know what I was working on, but I knew I needed to be there. That experience helped form my approach and I feel that clients should know exactly what we’re working on and what the time frames look like. There’s always a method to my madness and it’s not proprietary information.

communities
  • Body Positivity

  • LGBTQIA+

  • HIV / AIDS Allied

  • Non-Binary & Trans Allied

  • Ethical Non-Monogamy

  • Queer Allied

  • Sex Worker Allied

  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied

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types of therapy
  • Addiction Counseling

  • Attachment Theory

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Culturally Sensitive Therapy

  • EMDR

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy

  • Family Systems

  • Harm Reduction Therapy

  • Mindfulness-based Therapy

  • Trauma Therapy

issues
  • ADHD

  • Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence

  • Attachment

  • Dissociative Disorders

  • Drug Dependence / Abuse / Addiction

  • Family Conflict

  • Gender Identity

  • Historical/ Intergenerational Trauma

  • Incarceration and Reentry

  • Kink / Sexual Outsiders

  • LGBTQ Issues

  • Polyamorous and Open Relationships

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Psychosis and Schizophrenia

  • Sexual Abuse or Assault

  • Sexual Identity

  • Spiritual Abuse and Religious Trauma

  • Suicidal Thoughts

  • Toxic Masculinity

  • White Privilege/Fragility

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