Jamie Dunlap, MA, LPC, NCC

Jamie Dunlap, MA, LPC, NCC

Each of us is a dynamic individual balancing numerous roles, values, experiences and ambitions within their life. Sometimes these dynamics clash, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and conflicted with family, our partner, or ourselves. Finding a balance can feel near impossible! As your therapist, Jamie will listen and cultivate empathy for the ongoing and many times very painful challenges within your relationship. 

Within your sessions, Jamie will apply attachment-based theory as you explore the experiences and roles you have held throughout your past and present. Jamie will challenge you to reflect upon the impact of those experiences within your current partnership. Jamie utilizes psychodynamic and ACT-based interventions to guide you, and your partner through revelations, grief, acceptance, reintegration, and tranquility as you utilize your newfound insights in becoming a more whole and authentic duo.

Education:
Since 2011, Jamie has served as an advocate and counselor in numerous roles within the mental health field. In 2014, she received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from University of Iowa, where she focused on neuro and clinical psychology, and child development. Jamie completed her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Roosevelt University, where she specialized in psychotherapy and trauma counseling, focusing on relational trauma. Additionally, she has earned certification as a domestic violence advocate with Pillars Community Health care. In this role, she supports victims of DV through education, empowerment, and inspiration.

Clinical background:
Jamie has facilitated individual and group therapy exploring women’s issues, chronic mental illness, ACT/CBT interventions for coping and eliciting lasting change, and psychodynamic therapy. Volunteer and advocacy work have always had a very special meaning for Jamie. More recently, she volunteers with Career Transition Center of Chicago where she supports clients in pursuing satisfying and meaningful careers.

Specialty interests and training:
Culturally-affirming clinician
Chronic depression and anxiety
Career
Family/Couples
Child development
Domestic violence
Borderline Personality Disorder
Attachment-based
Gender and Sexuality
Sex counseling
Neurodegenerative diseases
Psychodynamic Therapy
Acceptance Commitment Therapy
Narrative Therapy

“Ultimately, happiness comes down to choosing between the discomfort of becoming aware of your mental afflictions and the discomfort of being ruled by them”.-Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Please click here for more information about the pricing of Jamie’s sessions. She accepts insurance as well as out of pocket payment for sessions.

 

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