Jamie MahaffeyLCSW

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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session is our opportunity for us to get to know one another. I learn about the goals you'd like to work on and any identified problem areas to target. As a prospective client, you get to gather my therapeutic style, ask general questions about the plan of action we'll take to help you reach your goals. We do this by gathering a through assessment which includes asking you questions about family history, personal experiences of trauma, past and current coping strategies, and current stressors. Think of it as a conversation to share your thoughts and life experiences with me. At the end of the first session, we'll discuss a recommended frequency for therapy and first therapeutic steps to get fully started.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I come from a perspective of Bowen Family Systems to explore trans-generational patterns and use Cognitive Behavioral and Acceptance Commitment Therapy principles to address negative core beliefs and stinking thinking that keep people stuck in unhealthy cycles of trauma, addiction, toxic relationships, etc. CBT and ACT also provide practical tools such as mindfulness, challenging negative self-talk, to build healthy coping. In working with couples and families, I like to add-on Emotionally Focused therapy to build empathy and emotional connection among participants.

Specialties

Anxiety

Addiction

Anger management

Coping Skills

Couples

General Expertise

Depression

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Family issues

Mood disorders

Parenting issues

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Sexual Harassment & Assault

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Anthem

AvMed

Cigna EAP

Optum

Oscar Health

UMR

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Licensure

GA, LCSW, CSW005507