Hands Holding Plant

 

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

- Maya Angelou

About Jamie

Jamie K. Beck has worked in the behavioral health field since 1996 as a Childcare Specialist and Therapeutic Teacher, Individual and Group Psychotherapist, Partial Hospitalization Program Coordinator, and Clinical Supervisor.  
She has training and experience in a variety of treatment modalities including Expressive Arts Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress-Reduction for Teens, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and Collaborative Problem Solving.  
 
For almost two decades, Jamie has helped people struggling with severe anxiety and depression, people who are experiencing distress after a breakup, job loss, or death of a loved one, and people with chronic medical conditions that impact quality of life.
She has provided hope and the means to overcome early loss and trauma as well as guidance to blended/adoptive families that have been adversely affected by complex attachment issues.  

A relational, integrative psychotherapist, Jamie emphasizes the collaboration and empowerment of individuals in treatment, adapting mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and creative arts therapy methods to clinical issues.  She is a strong proponent of the use of creative expression, mindfulness, and compassion practices to achieve lifelong emotional and physical well-being.

Jamie's primary clinical goal is to offer individualized support to women, young adults, and teenagers during challenging circumstantial, developmental, or health-related transitions.
Each person's history and circumstance is unique, but some of the people who have benefited from Jamie's compassion-based treatment approach have been:

  • Women who have experienced loss during pregnancy or at delivery.
  • Adults and teenagers who live with the complications of an inflammatory/chronic condition such as Crohns/Colitis/IBS, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Diabetes, and Migraines.
  • Women and teenagers who are having a hard time feeling hopeful and/or resuming daily activities after the separation from or death of a family member, friend, or pet.
  • Teenagers and pre-teens who struggle with identity or circumstantial changes, appear more withdrawn or sad, may have engaged in self-harm, risky behaviors or are expressing urges to harm themselves.
  • Women and teenagers who have a history of anxiety that has become more problematic, causing panic attacks, obsessive thinking, compulsions or increasingly isolative behaviors.
  • Young adults who feel insecure, overwhelmed, lost or even hopeless after highschool or college.
  • Caregivers and parents who need skills-based support to increase understanding and compassion towards loved ones.

 

 

CREATIVITY | COMPASSION | CONTEMPLATION

In 2016, Jamie opened the JKB therapy | studio, a light-filled healing environment designed to offer her patients and members of the community a plethora of services to decrease distress, increase resiliency, learn about health, balanced living, and experience joy.  

Jamie works to integrate the inherently healing components of creativity, compassion, and contemplation in the services offered at the studio.
She sees patients for individual psychotherapy and/or art therapy, facilitates a weekly meditation practice, and offers a variety of groups and healthy living events throughout the year in the beautiful studio space.