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Dr. Jaimie Choi

Encourager, brainstormer, collaborator, master of reframing
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Areas of expertise. 

Complex trauma, relational/ developmental trauma, anxiety disorder, relationship, life transition, identity, anger management, emotion regulation.

Approach

Integrative, mainly within the NeuroAffective Relational Model framework, but also draw from therapies like CBT, DBT, and ACT with a person-centered approach.

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Life is a tough journey. There are moments you win, moments you stumble and fall, and sometimes, there are moments where you feel like the life has swallowed you whole, leaving you feel as if you don’t even know who you are or where you’re going.

My passion is rooted in helping you uncover the authenticity within your life's experience—the dreams you hold, the needs you cherish, the emotions that swell within you, the actions you take, and the connections you form with others, the world, and yourself. Amidst the chaos of daily life, it's easy to forget how to be yourself.

Losing sight of our essence can make forming meaningful connections seem daunting, and I recognize that the path to self-understanding can be challenging.

I'm here to support you on your unique journey, whether that means providing a listening ear for your pain, grief, or anger, or actively brainstorming ways to facilitate your healing process. Despite the moments of difficulties, ultimately, there will be times when you celebrate both big and small accomplishments of your self-discovery and healing. I am excited and humbled to be walking the path toward it with you.

ABOUT

Coffee enthusiast, avid dancer, night owl, animal lover, wannabe movie buff, curious experimenter, novice traveler

In my downtime, you'll often find me sipping coffee while engrossed in a good book, curled up with my two adorable kitties, or getting lost in the world of music. I have a passion for dancing, playing the piano, experimenting with DIY projects, and I'm currently venturing into the world of camping. Finding what I enjoy doing had taken me some time. Through my own experiences and self-discoveries, I've come to appreciate the importance of enjoying the simple pleasures in life, and I look forward to discovering more joy in the world and life!

Professional Background.

Dr. Choi is a Provisionally Licensed Counselor in West Virginia.  She received her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at the University of Alabama in 2021, and her doctorate degree in cognitive psychology in 2022. She began her work in the helping profession in intensive outpatient addiction clinic, and following graduation, became a behavioral health provider at a university counseling center.  Dr. Jaimie worked with mainly young adults and assisted with anxiety, depression, self-esteem and identity issues, trauma, and other related concerns. Jaimie was trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) while studying at the University of Alabama and is currently working on getting a level 2 certificate in NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM).

Degrees
  • PhD Cognitive Psychology

    • ​The University of Alabama,

  • Masters of Arts; Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    • West Virginia University

Certifications
  • Licensed Professional Counselor

    • State of West Virginia

  • NeuroAffective Relational Model  level 2 (NARM)
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
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