Jamie Smith

LCSW-C, Therapist

Jamie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker- Clinical (LCSW-C) who specializes in working with family systems and addiction recovery. She incorporates elements of Person-Centered, Gestalt, Structural Family Therapy, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and various mindfulness techniques into her therapeutic approach.  Jamie completed her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh in 2013.  Her professional background includes providing family-based therapy in Pittsburgh, PA, and working in wilderness-based and therapeutic boarding school settings in Asheville, NC.

Jamie’s diverse clinical practice experience, passion for social and environmental justice, and appreciation for the function of systems have influenced her to pursue a PhD in social work to address root causes of inequity.  Informed by a deep respect for interdependence and universal values, she seeks to promote anti-racism and anti-oppression through targeted interventions that address root causes in systems of power.  Her research is focused on the ethical use of power and privilege and anti-oppressive policy and practice.  Jamie has a special interest in nature-based therapeutic interventions, equitable and sustainable systems, and human connection and belonging.  She believes in the potential of relational and nature-based interventions to improve health and wellbeing for both humans and the environment.

Jamie continues to provide outpatient therapy via telehealth while pursuing her doctoral degree at the University of Connecticut.  She is grateful to be part of a holistic practice that appreciates the mind-body-heart interconnection. Jamie believes in the healing potential of connection- to self, to others, and to the world around us. She looks forward to supporting you on your personal journey to wellness!

Contact Jamie at jamie@thepersonalwellnesscenter.com

What does "redefining wellness" mean to you?

To me, redefining wellness means expanding perspective to include contextual understanding of experiences and developing appreciation for our (sometimes painful) patterns of survival- all in the interest of liberation. Wellness means learning how to live with the fullness of life so that we may be free to choose how we want to be in relationship with self, with others, and with the universe. Wellness is about learning how to live, fully, in the present.