Jamie Dunlap, MA, NCC, LPC

  

Navigating life requires many tools; some we are born with, but some we must acquire and learn to use. Thankfully, you do not need to reinvent the wheel. I can share these tools with you and provide guidance in using them, so you may pursue your best life. 


As your therapist, I promise to stand by you, as, together, we examine your vulnerabilities, celebrate your victories, embrace your individuality, and encourage you to take the leap towards the unknown, tools in hand. I am here to listen, understand, and challenge you. 


Within our sessions, I will apply relational-based techniques to support the growth of a mutually respectful and collaborative relationship. As we explore the experiences and roles you have held throughout your past and present, I will challenge you to reflect upon the impact of those experiences. I will guide you through revelations, grief, acceptance, reintegration, and tranquility as you utilize your tools to become a more whole and authentic you.


My professional background:
 

Since 2011, I have served as an advocate and counselor in numerous roles within the mental health field. In 2014, I received my Bachelor’s in Psychology from University of Iowa, where I focused on neurobiology, clinical psychology, and child development, specializing in neuropsychology assessments, neurodegenerative diseases and aging, and the biopsychosocial impacts. I continued my education to complete my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Roosevelt University, where I specialized in psychotherapy and trauma counseling. I completed course work in complex relational trauma, focusing on mind-body connections, and clinical work with clients experiencing severe trauma-induced symptoms. 


 I have facilitated therapy groups exploring women’s issues, chronic mental illness, ACT/CBT interventions for coping, and narrative therapy. Volunteer and advocacy work have always had a very special place in my personal and professional development. Currently, I volunteer with Career Transition Center of Chicago, where I support clients in pursuing satisfying and meaningful careers. Additionally, I was certified as a Domestic Violence Advocate with Pillars Community Health care. In this role, I support victims of DV through education, empowerment, and inspiration. 


Specialty interests and training


Culturally-affirming clinician 

Adolescents and Young Adults
Chronic depression and anxiety

Career 

Family/Couples
Child development

Domestic violence 

Self-Harm
Borderline Personality Disorder
Attachment-based
Psychodynamic Therapy
Acceptance Commitment Therapy
Narrative Therapy

 

I look forward to partnering with you in pursuing your best, authentic life!

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”- Eleanor Roosevelt 

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