Who We Are

Jamie Rae Harris, MA, LPC

Jamie Rae Harris, MA, LCPC

she/her/hers

Therapy is about making a connection with the right professional who sees your life without your filter to provide insight and support while moving towards goals which are meaningful to you. You are ultimately the expert on your own life; however, most of us can benefit from having someone join us on our journey to help us realize our true worth and potential. Having an outside perspective and taking the time to focus on you can be an incredibly helpful and healing experience. I am honored to be a part of this journey for the individuals I work with. I strive to meet each person where they are at in their life in order to give them the best possible experience and outcome during the therapeutic process.

I approach therapy in a collaborative fashion, integrating evidenced-based techniques, developmental considerations, and mindfulness techniques with a humanistic approach and emphasis on individual self-efficacy. The most important facet of therapy for me is that I create a space that is safe, nonjudgmental, and feels truly genuine and supportive. I have extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), as well as training in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and attachment theory. I believe in finding practical strategies which help in the moment as we explore crystallized schemas, cognitions, and their origins. The evidence supports that our belief in our ability to make changes is more important than any other factor as to whether or not we produce these changes and move towards desired outcomes. With that being said, it is important to focus not just on what is not working in one’s life but also what strengths can be built upon for each individual.

The integration of mindfulness, or the idea of purposefully but non-judgmentally attending to life experience in the moment, is a practice which allows us to live our lives in a more present and experiential manner. Integration of mindfulness practices and techniques in daily practice allows one to transcend the future worries and past shames that tend to interfere with everyday happiness and connection. Mindfulness is a journey, rather than a destination, and regular practice helps us get closer to our goals, connect more fully with our lives, and gain clarity and peace.

I hold a master’s degree from Fielding Graduate University in Clinical Psychology with two years of additional coursework, in addition to extensive psychological and neuropsychological assessment training from their Ph.D. program. In addition, I received additional coursework from Walden University for the purpose of obtaining counseling licensure. I am National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

Examples of Training and Experience:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders and Stress Management
  • Complex Trauma and PTSD
  • LGBTQ+ Individuals
  • Severe Mental Illness
  • Personality Disorders
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Play Therapy
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Psychological/Neuropsychological Assessment (under the supervision of one of our licensed psychologists)
    • ADHD/Executive Function Disorders
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Depressive Disorders
    • Anxiety Disorders
    • Trauma-Related Disorders
    • Personality Disorders
    • Cognitive Assessment
    • Educational Testing/School and Testing Accommodations
  • Children/Adolescents/Adults

Degrees, Certifications, and Memberships:

  • LCPC, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, 2021
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, Fielding Graduate University, 2015
  • Forensic Assessment Certificate, Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy (ILPPP)
    • Competency to Stand Trial (CST) and Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) assessment
  • Certificate: PESI Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals
  • Psy Chi International Honor Society in Psychology
  • American Counseling Association
  • Question, Prevent, Inform (QPI) trained
  • SAMHSA’s National Center for Trauma-Informed Care & Alternatives to Restrain and Seclusion (NCTIC)