Dr. Jamie D. Kirkpatrick, PsyD, LMFT
"Helping you to discover your light"

Individuals

Coming to therapy for the first time, or even changing therapists, can be scary and overwhelming
which is why I invite you to contact me, so that we can talk about what your concerns may be.

In fact, some people may avoid treatment, and there are many reasons for this, such as:
  • Worry about the stigma that can come with mental health care
  • Feelings of shame when speaking about past hurts
  • Not wanting to acknowledge that anything is wrong
  • Fear that discussions in treatment will not stay confidential
  • Money issues, etc.

But this is your journey and you need to be able to talk to someone who can be open to your questions.
This is a joint process between you and me and I am glad to help you in this decision-making process.

How I can help:

             Common goals of therapy are to inspire change or improve quality of life, however, people may seek 
             therapy for help with issues that are hard to face alone. It could be time to seek therapy if an issue causes
             distress or interferes with daily life. Distress can mean negative thoughts, feelings, behaviors, or even a
             bodily sensation such as pain or fatigue. It is important not to wait until symptoms become severe before
             seeking therapy.

I can help you overcome obstacles to your well-being and increase positive feelings, such as contentment, compassion and self-esteem. I can help you process old hurts so that they no longer complicate your current life, while you learn skills for handling difficult situations, making healthy decisions, and reaching your goals. If you are often unhappy or feel overwhelmed and hopeless about issues in your life, or if you find that you cannot focus on work or school, experience addiction, or feel like hurting yourself or someone else, whatever it is, I will be here for you.

Perhaps you merely want to participate in a therapeutic journey to discover more about yourself, or work on becoming more self-aware and learn about your strengths to accomplish continued self-growth. Whatever your goals, we will work together to accomplish them and if you don’t know what those goals are, I’ll help you figure that out too.