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Therapeutic Approach

Jean-Marie's personalized approach to therapy aims to help clients by providing a fresh perspective on their thoughts and feelings. With her guidance, individuals and families can develop valuable skills to make mindful choices that align with their values and goals. By exploring and relating to inner experiences in a new way, clients are able to focus on personal growth and development to improve overall wellness. Whether you have a specific concern or just looking to enhance your overall mental health, Jean-Marie is dedicated to providing personalized care to help you on your journey.

As a skilled therapist, she is dedicated to providing tailored treatment to clients, influenced by proven techniques that promote successful outcomes. She understands that each individual is unique, so she employs various therapeutic methods while keeping the Person Centered approach at the forefront. In addition, she incorporates powerful tools from modalities like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Internal Family Systems to ensure personalized, effective intervention as per the client's needs.

Jean-Marie is a compassionate and empathetic therapist who recognizes that transformation starts with a positive and welcoming space that allows clients to express themselves without being judged or criticized. By cultivating an atmosphere of compassion and understanding, she is able to help clients by incorporating various techniques to gain insight and better understand themselves. She believes that real change can only occur when a person feels supported and understood. Clients may be feeling drained and overwhelmed by their own thoughts. Through the use of modalities, she empowers clients to take control of their mental landscape without battling against themselves to overcome internal struggles.

In particular, evidence based treatments like ACT help individuals to accept the reality of their situation and commit to taking action that aligns with their values and goals. It is based on a commitment to increasing psychological flexibility, which enables people to take effective action even in challenging circumstances. Additionally, a combination of mindfulness, cognitive distancing, and behavioral strategies help individuals become aware of their thoughts and feelings without being overwhelmed by them. Through these processes, clients can learn how to regulate their emotions and make empowered choices that are consistent with their goals to achieve desired outcomes.

As a mental health therapist, she specializes in a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, ADHD, parenting challenges, and co-occurring diagnoses. From managing anxiety and depression to navigating complex challenges, it is incredibly fulfilling to help clients identify the root causes, learn productive ways to manage these challenging emotions, and gain a sense of empowerment over their mental health journey. Take the first step and let's begin this journey together.

Advanced Trainings & Certifications

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Trained

  • Internal Family Systems Trained

  • Theraplay and Marschak Interaction Method Level 1

  • Suicide Bereavement Training Certificate

Additional Information

Areas of Expertise:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Parenting

  • Relationship Issues

  • ADHD / ADD

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Coping Skills

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief and Loss

  • Life Transitions

  • Peer Relationships

  • Postpartum Depression

  • School Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Stress

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Women's Issues

  • Anger Management

  • Social Anxiety

  • Mindfulness

  • Anger Management

  • Asperger’s Syndrome

  • Developmental Disorders

  • Mood Disorders

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