Jamie Grisham, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

My Approach

As a clinical psychologist, I help clients gain clarity and to find resolution to seemingly insurmountable issues and problems. My approach is collaborative, strengths-based, compassionate, and authentic. I help clients gain insight into problematic patterns, troubleshoot potential barriers to change, and create a life worth living. Having professional experience in both the United States and Mexico, I am acutely aware and deeply committed to cultural strengths and diversity including ethnicity, gender identity, sexuality, and race. I draw on my professional and life experience to create an environment of wellness, clinical expertise, and acceptance. I specialize in treating adults throughout the life cycle who have depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and/or relationship issues. I tailor treatment to each client’s specific needs, drawing on empirically-validated therapies such as ACT, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and relational therapies.

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  • Education

    Psy.D, Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology, 2015

    Masters in Public Health, George Washington University, 2005

    B.A. in Psychology and English Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000

  • Experience

    My professional journey began with education advocacy work in a Boston Boys and Girls Club, followed by public health appointments in family planning and HIV prevention in Mexico.  While these were rewarding and enriching experiences, I realized that I felt my most helpful when working one-on-one, whether it be advising a student stressed about transitioning to college or supporting a young mother who lacked familial support.  I determined that I could affect more change in a therapeutic environment and decided to pursue my doctorate in clinical psychology. My training afforded me a wide variety of experiences, including the opportunity to administer neuropsychology assessments within hospitals and schools,  provide therapy within the military sexual trauma, PTSD, and substance abuse units of the Veterans Administration, and conduct research related to identity, body image, and locus of control. I have also worked within various college counseling centers, including Norfolk State University, Johns Hopkins University, and University of North Carolina Wilmington.  These environments enabled me to both deepen and broaden my therapeutic experiences, as I had the opportunity to see a very diverse client body with very diverse mental health issues. Prior to coming to Third Wave Psychotherapy, my last appointment was at the Veritas Collaborative, a specialty hospital for eating disorders. There I was able to gain additional expertise specific to the treatment of eating disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, and ARFID.

  • Insurances Accepted

    Aetna
    BCBS (excluding Blue Local & Blue Value plans)

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