Hi. I’m Jamie Smith.
I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I believe that during therapy you should be in the driver’s seat. I may be an expert in mental health, but you are the expert on you. Struggling with fatigue, hopelessness, worthlessness or constant worry can be debilitating. Our focus will be entirely on the goals that you want to achieve for yourself, not what the outside world is telling you should be your goals. I’m perfectly comfortable to meet you right where you are. My goal is for you to leave my office not feeling like a “sick” person, but like the unique individual you are.
When my clients get better, I see them connecting with the world in whatever way that means for them. Some pick up old hobbies they haven’t enjoyed in years, get that job they’ve always wanted or connect with the friends or partners they have been looking for. I have seen people rediscover themselves after loss or trauma. I have a history of working with different groups of people that other therapists don’t specialize in or will downright refuse to see. So, no one coming to my office has to be afraid that anything about them or their lives will be a barrier to therapy here.
I am passionate about being a supporter of the underdog, the outsider. I have great faith in what people can do. I like to see that spark of belief that people have in themselves and help it grow even when the outside world doesn’t believe it yet. It is a very special moment when I can share with a client the knowledge that we both know something better is in store for them. If they don’t know it yet, they can borrow some of my belief until theirs kick in.
National Association of Social Workers