Jamy has extensive experience working with individuals, traditional and non-traditional couples, and families from all walks of life. Through her 7 years of experience as a mental health professional, she has discovered that her passion lies in working with girls and women (ages 13+) who are dealing with past or current issues (from childhood, home-life, or school) or a new or seasoned mom who is feeling lost as a parent. Whether you’re dealing with the struggles of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and/or the unresolved issues of childhood or adult sexual, emotional, or physical abuse, you’re in the right place.
Jamy Hunter, Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy and Community Counseling, is a member of the American Counseling Association and the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP), a qualified Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional-II, and Founder/CEO of Wellness & Courage.
Jamy began her journey to becoming a therapist in 2002, although she knew as early as her senior year of high school that she wanted to help others in some way. She first received her Associate of Arts: Psychology from Northwest Arkansas Community College. She then moved on to earn her Bachelor of Arts: Psychology from the University of Arkansas and her Master of Science: Marriage and Family and Community Counseling from John Brown University.
Jamy began her counseling career in a school-based setting, working with children (ages 5-13) and their families, while working closely with school personnel to coordinate care. Jamy transitioned into a private practice office setting in 2016. Shortly after, in 2018, Jamy opened an outpatient private practice clinic with her business partner, Wendy Johnson Poole, in March 2018. Wellness & Courage is conveniently located on the historic Fayetteville square, in a newly renovated building. We love being able to serve our growing, supportive community.
Jamy is a wife and mother of three. In her personal time, Jamy enjoys camping, hiking, canoeing, and fishing with her family. She also enjoys crafting, relaxing, napping (seriously, don’t mess with my weekend naptime…haha), and watching t.v., to unwind after a long day. Jamy is very family-oriented and truly enjoys spending time with immediate and extended family.
Jamy has a passion for helping individuals (ages 13+) who are victims of trauma and/or experiencing mental, emotional, relational, and/or behavioral issues that are having a negative impact on current quality of life. It is my desire to help my clients take their power back and transition from a trauma victim to a trauma survivor. The effects of trauma can look different for everyone. However, common residual effects include (but are not limited to) anxiety, depression, grief, and struggles with self-compassion, stress, and/or anger management.
Jamy has completed the training into becoming a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional-II which focuses on understanding the physiology of trauma, complex trauma, and PTSD, adaptive and maladaptive coping behaviors, and effective treatment models for trauma victims. She is also working toward a certification to become an EMDR practitioner, in order to further enhance her work in the field of trauma. If you are unfamiliar with EMDR therapy, click on the underlined EMDR word in the previous sentence. It will direct you to the EMDR Institute, Inc. website, where you can find more information on how this is a helpful treatment approach.
In addition to offering face-to-face counseling, Jamy holds a specialized license, approved by the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling, to provide counseling services by means of technology, in order to further help meet your needs. This specialization is called Technology Assisted Counseling and allows Jamy to offer mental health counseling through a secure video platform.
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