Jamie Walker, LPC
“All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.” – Helen Keller
I strive to empower my clients to reach their goals and live more meaningful lives. When we are able to find meaning in our suffering, we break free from our self-made prisons and adopt more adaptive perspectives of our problems. Increasing awareness of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can be a pathway to this freedom as we uncover the impact that these subconscious domains have on our happiness. It takes a lot of courage to ask for the help that you need, so give yourself credit for taking that first step here.
I received my Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman's University in 2012 and my Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2006. My Master's thesis explored the relationships between Depression, Resilience, and Coping Strategies. Currently, I conduct extensive research in the area of Health Psychology, focusing on Behavioral Sleep Medicine. To build on my holistic view of treatment, I completed training through the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals to become a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. Most recently, I have specialized in seeing clients with binge-eating disorder and substance use disorder. I have also been an invited lecturer on the subjects of eating disorders, mindfulness, and meditation.
I integrate many theoretical orientations into treatment with emphases on cognitive-behavioral, emotion-focused, and person-centered approaches. Combining different approaches allows me to utilize various therapeutic techniques based on unique needs of individual clients. I also focus on clients' strengths in order to facilitate development of their full potential.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
TX LPC 70695