I am a psychologist recently licensed in Virginia with over 5 years of experience and training in providing individual therapy to address an array of presenting concerns. Most of my clinical work has involved treating mood disorders, substance use disorders, and PTSD. I believe I am particularly skilled at helping people improve their ability to regulate emotions and to communicate more effectively.
My therapeutic style is genuine, collaborative, and honest. Therapy often involves difficult conversations and I do not shy away from those. I also believe that effective therapy must account for factors from a person’s cultural background that may be related to current concerns. Early on, we will work together to generate a treatment plan and discuss what approaches and interventions may be most beneficial for you.
American psychologist Diana Fosha stated, “The very making of an appointment with a total stranger to deal with the greatest intimacies and vulnerabilities of one’s life is an act of profound faith."
I look forward to hearing from you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA Psychologist 0810007272
Dr. Trefethen is a great listener. She consistently asks thoughtful questions and provides practical suggestions tailored to me and the person, situation, or circumstance. Within a couple of sessions, I felt very comfortable opening up to her and she was able to help me navigate some very complex polyamorous dynamics.
Written on May 04, 2021 after therapy with Jamie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Written on Feb 24, 2021 after therapy with Jamie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Dr. Trefethen was wonderful to work with. She was patient, a great listener and provided me with very useful, practical tools that helped me navigate through a challenging time. I highly recommend her!
Written on Jan 24, 2021 after therapy with Jamie for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem
Written on Dec 15, 2020 after therapy with Jamie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder
Jamie Trefethen is flexible, insightful, compassionate, and empathetic. She is also an ENFJ- I would highly recommend her as a therapist for these reasons.
Written on Dec 10, 2020 after therapy with Jamie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd