Jamie Hakim, MA


Education

     Jamie Hakim, M.A., is a predoctoral intern at CCCC. She is attending The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, DC, an APA accredited program, obtaining her doctorate in clinical psychology (PsyD). She earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology. Jamie completed three years of pre-doctoral clinical work at Georgetown Neuropsychology, Woodbridge Therapy Group, and the Colonial Health Center at George Washington University. While she works to complete her pre-doctoral internship, Jamie will practice under the clinical supervision of Dr. Simona Efanov and Dr. Zoeann Finzi-Adams. 

Philosophy

     The therapeutic process provides a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space for individuals to share and navigate their own unique challenges and aspirations. Jamie believes both therapy and assessment can assist everyone in gaining insight into their strengths and areas of growth. She uses her knowledge of psychological practices to help clients understand and work through emotional, behavioral, and cognitive challenges that may be impacting their lives. She believes the therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance in this process, emphasizing building trust and often relying on interpersonal connection and understanding. Gaining insight into each individual’s unique life experiences and diversity factors are also crucial components of this process. Jamie can provide clinical services that are tailored to each individual’s style, needs, and goals.     

Orientation

     Jamie utilizes an integrated approach that is grounded in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She also incorporates aspects of other theoretical orientations, such as humanistic therapy and psychodynamic therapy. Jamie uses evidence-based approaches and regularly reviews literature to remain up to date on new findings in the field of psychology. She works with individuals of all ages and is particularly interested in working with young adults, LGBTQ+ individuals, minority populations, and those suffering from mood disorders, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive related disorders. Jamie is in the process of completing certification in Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills training, as well as Gottman Method Level 1 training for couples therapy. Jamie will work with individuals of ages 12 and above. 

Experience

     Overall, Jamie has approximately 4 years of graduate level education and experience in psychology and mental health. She has practiced in a variety of clinical settings, including private practices, a university counseling center, and a hospital. She has worked as a therapist and has training and experience conducting psychological assessments, with experience ranging from neuropsychological assessment to assessment of mood and personality disorders. Jamie will be providing neuropsychological assessments, diagnostic assessments, and psychoeducational assessments to children, adolescents, and adults. 

 


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