Jayme is a counselor, as well as a dog mom, aunt, partner, book worm, an Enneagram 8, and so much more. She watches too many TikToks before bed, bakes bread on Sundays, and moved to Wilmington because “I love the beach, so why not?”. A recent transplant from Boone, Jayme obtained both of her degrees from Appalachian State University and is a proud Mountaineer.
While at App State, Jayme focused her studies on Expressive Arts Therapy and trauma-informed care. Jayme uses Adlerian, feminist, and multicultural approaches to therapy. This means that she recognizes that there are larger systems and societal expectations that influence everyone’s day-to-day life; her focus in on you as an individual, your strengths, and your attainable goals. Jayme works with clients with trauma histories, eating disorders, and mood disorders.
Because of Jayme’s focus on Expressive Arts, she will be a good fit for your if you are open to the possibility that your therapeutic process may include drawing, coloring, sculpting, dancing, writing, etc. Expressive art is about the process, not the product, and Jayme loves helping clients uncover and discover themselves through the process of creativity.
She enjoys working with children and adolescents and is often asked why she wants to work with kids. Her response is always the same: “Why do we keep assuming the resilience of children means they are indestructible?” Jayme’s goal as a therapist is to create a warm and inviting environment to meet the client where they are while holding space for healing and growth.
Jayme earned both her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Master of Art in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.