I’ve Always Had A Passion For Supporting Others And Holding Space For Them
Early on in life, I recognized that I had a natural ability to create a supportive, non-judgmental space for people to share their feelings. People trusted me. That ability, coupled with my passion for helping others overcome their obstacles set me on the path to becoming a therapist.
Collaborating with clients to help them identify what their challenges are and draw from their inner strengths to achieve their goals is incredibly rewarding. I know firsthand how difficult it can be to reach out for support and how impossible change seems when we’re at our lowest. I am humbled to be there for my clients at times when they need help the most, walking alongside them in their journey of self-discovery.
I Help Individuals, Couples, And Families Unlock Their Strengths And Improve Communication And Connection
My philosophy is that everyone has a unique and important story that has led them to where they are. I believe that people are experts in their own lives. As a therapist, my goal is to help clients unpack whatever makes them feel stuck and uncover the strengths and abilities they already possess.
I work with individuals, couples, and families with whatever issues they may be challenged by. Whether my clients are dealing with anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, relationship problems, or self-esteem and codependency issues, my broad training and experience can help guide them to long-term solutions.
When working with couples, they often come to me when they need help reestablishing an emotional connection. I often utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) to help them strengthen trust, improve communication, and bridge the different expectations that they bring to the table. Families can also benefit from creating a safe emotional space in therapy where each member can openly and honestly share how they feel.
The course that individual therapy takes will vary depending on what may be coming up for any given client. More than anything, those seeking therapy know they want to make a shift in the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are getting in the way of their well-being and need support in that endeavor. Even when clients are unable to pinpoint what’s wrong, they desire better self-understanding.
What I find to be eye opening in the work we do together is revisiting the beginning of one’s life and taking a look at early attachments. Discovering what messages they received as a child and how any unresolved issues may have carried over into adult life can shed light on any current unhelpful patterns and beliefs.
There is something about being truly heard that can be incredibly healing. Human connection that may be lacking in day-to-day life but cultivated in therapy can make all the difference. The therapeutic relationship we form can be the conduit that allows you to experience the connection you want in life but might not know how to go about getting. Once you perfect it within treatment, you can expand it into your relationships. The most rewarding aspect of therapy for me is when someone feels safe enough within the environment that we’ve created together to be vulnerable. When you can look within yourself, even when it’s scary or uncomfortable, you have tapped into the courage necessary for big shifts to happen. How we get there will depend on who I’m working with and what their needs are. We might pull from elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) when effective strategies to identify and reframe negative self-talk would be helpful. Incorporating breathing exercises, mindfulness, meditation, and self-care practices may also augment the work we do together. No matter the route we take, I will be there to hold your hand and assure them you’re going to be okay.I have witnessed firsthand the amazing transformation that happens when someone gets on the path to recovery. I want to empower you to increase your self-compassion, self-care, and overall wellness. This can help improve the quality of your life as well as enrich your relationships.
A Little More About Me
In addition to being a therapist, I mentor students from my local university who are counselors in training. I provide clinical supervision for interns seeking guidance and experience in the field. Between my personal and professional experience, I am confident that I can help you. I want to empower you to tap into your strengths and craft a legacy of transformation.
I’m an animal lover who owns a dog, a cat, and two fluffy hamsters. In my spare time, I enjoy playing piano, making art, and watching documentaries. But above all, nothing is more important to me than spending time with my kids. I love seeing them experience life for the first time.
Jaimie Fowler (she/her) is a licensed therapist in Ellicott City, Maryland. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She also has an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and an MA in Forensic Psychology from Marymount University. Jaimie is a Certified Addiction Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug-Approved Supervisor.
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