Jamie Persons, LCSWA
North Carolina Center for Resiliency
Jamie is a clinical social worker and a registered yoga teacher working with adolescents, adults, emerging adults, and families. Taking a holistic and psychobiological approach to counseling, Jamie considers the ways in which psychological, physical, social, cultural, and spiritual elements impact a client’s experiences. Jamie assists clients in learning to use both body and mind as resources in their processes of healing and growth.
Jamie specializes in working with members of the LGBTQQIA+ communities, survivors of trauma, people navigating identity exploration, relational and interpersonal issues, life transitions, attachment, and/or family issues, and people suffering from compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress (which can come from working in social justice, social movement, or social service settings). She also has clinical experience working with anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, and attention deficit challenges.
Jamie draws from her training in Somatic Experiencing, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness practice, family systems therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and the “Triple P” Positive Parenting Program to co-create a therapeutic experience adapted for each client’s unique needs. Jamie is committed to helping her clients develop a greater capacity to live in their bodies and in their relationships, to choose how they respond to their experiences, and to build the lives they want.
I've been seeing Jamie for about a year, and she's been wonderful the whole time. She is cis, but she knows a lot, and is clearly not uncomfortable by any discussions of my trans identity. She is affirming and provides suggestions when appropriate, while being very aware of her cis privilege and the ways in which being cis makes her unable to completely understand my experience.