Hi, my name is Jamie Nard. I completed my Masters in Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, in December of 2017 from Brandman University. I have spent the last few years collecting hours towards licensure and passed my LMFT licensure exam in April of 2022 (LMFT132266). I have spent the last couple years working with children and adolescents struggling with depression, grief and loss, behavioral issues, being part of the foster system, and traumatic events. When working with children, I look for ways to enter into their world and to view their experiences through their lenses. I work hard on becoming a supportive figure and additional voice of advocacy for those youth that I am working with. I often use play therapy to help children express themselves through their ”language
I was drawn into the mental health field because I saw lonely, forgotten, everyday people who needed someone to be there for them, to validate them, and give them a safe space to be themselves. I want to be that person and to walk the journey with you no matter what. I find great reward in helping people find their voice and helping them to be seen. They are no longer forgotten but are seen and heard by those who can help them. I have learned that people come from all different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, sexualities, and genders. This has greatly impacted my world view, and that understanding helps me work with people today. I am a LGBTQIA+ ally. I believe everyone has the potential for growth and positive change in their lives and I will walk that journey with you. Modality: Person centered, Narrative, CBT, and Existential.