Hello, I'm Jameson
NEW! Jameson is now a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)!
My focus is on treating Emerging Adults (18-24) and Adults navigating life transitions.
• New marriage
• Beginning college; varying transitions within their time at college
• Starting a new job
• Legal trouble
• New baby
• Financial worries
• Separating from a partner
I utilize several different therapies with my clients (PCT, SFT, CBT, ACT - yes, that's a lot of letters and I'm happy to tell you more about these if you like!) from my education and ongoing training on issues related to anxiety and trauma. According to research, one of the best therapies to treat anxiety and trauma is called CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy). CBT has been very exciting for me to utilize with my clients because I can see how much it makes a difference for people. So many times I have seen people experience an unhealthy or even “impossible” way of living; not knowing what the healthy thing to think or do was, but they never felt it was real or validated. After use of CBT, they are able to see through a difference lens, better understanding how to move forward with hope.
I also enjoy, and have experience working with individuals with Anxiety Disorders and Trauma:
• Social Anxiety Disorder
• Generalized Anxiety Disorder
• Interpersonal Violence
• Sexual or Emotional Abuse
• Unexpected Loss
New Update: Most recently, I obtained my Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) which allows me to provide my clients with some of the most effective tools, as well as knowledge of treatments related to working with trauma.
Why do I love working with Emerging Adults?
Emerging adults are often experiencing excitement in their life as they transition from high school to the next phase of their life, but often can struggle with transitional issues and traumatic experiences that occur. If an individual can learn how to work on the negative thoughts and emotions, find solutions, and/or recognize and accept what challenges them from moving forward, then they can potentially find more joy and have a more fulfilling life. Through non-judgmental understanding, I provide a space where you can relax and be yourself. Together, we'll explore how to get to a place where you will begin to thrive.
If You Feel Lonely, Afraid or Overwhelmed, I Hear You, And You Are Not Alone
Negative life experiences have a way of building up. You wish you could put these experiences behind you, but they act like a filter that you use to see yourself and the world. Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed right now with all that's going on. You may be feeling:
- You need to avoid anything that reminds you of your past
- Lonely because people don't understand what you are going through
- Worried that you will never get better
- Fearful of trusting others
- Guilt and you are blaming yourself for what happened in your past
If these symptoms are affecting your ability to live your life based on your goals, then it may be time to get therapy.
It Is Possible To Start Feeling More At Peace
As your therapist, I believe you know yourself best, and are the expert on your life – I will work to meet you where you are to help you reach your goals.
In college, I was a part of many different organizations which allowed me to explore my interests and passions. This was simultaneous to the varying challenges I faced as a result of events and circumstances present in my life. One quality I noticed in this era of my life is how critical professional support was; someone who could help me explore my hurts, gain perspective, and change my thoughts and behaviors. This was a theme throughout my 20s as I learned how to manage and cope with life. This understanding and motivation came from having some form of deep discomfort. I made changes when I was so uncomfortable knowing I HAD to do something different in order to live a full life.
I also know first-hand that change and reflection is difficult, even when motivated. Sometimes I could be so excited when I saw growth or a different pattern emerge because of my processing and work, but when that became difficult, I wanted to give up or slow down. I am thankful I didn't have to do things alone and found this support needed from someone I trusted (including seeing my own therapist). This personal experience helps me understand how someone can want to change something so badly and still struggle to make it happen.
There Are Many Benefits To Therapy
Therapy can successfully help you with those challenges that prevent you from functioning better and enjoying life… It can help you to:
• Gain coping skills to handle day to day life
• Believe that it is possible to trust again
• Have hope in your future
• Create a healthier view of yourself
• Improve your relationships or (more confidently) build new ones
This list includes just a few of the benefits from therapy. Ask yourself what would you like to see change or let's look 6 months down the road... how would you like to see that your life has improved?
As a therapist, I am patient and understanding of the client who sits with me. I don't push people to open up or force them to work on something that they are not ready to do. As I continue to practice, I find most of my clients feel they get what they need in our time together. They have expressed gratitude for the pace in which we work and my consistency as a therapist. What works for one person though, may not work for someone else. I want you to have a good connection with me and sometimes that can take a little time. Just come as you are and we will work out the rest.
A Little About My Professional Background
I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia Tech where I was a Resident Advisor and spent significant time volunteering at the Women’s Center; where my passion for helping people began. Afterward, I received my Master of Education in Higher Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Following my professional career in Higher Education – working with college students, I received my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA #A14043). Most recently, I became a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).
A Bit More…
In my free time, I love spending time with the people I love (particularly my niece who is in kindergarten!). I love watching movies. Suspense and Dramas! I love spending time at the beach and the mountains when time allows. When I can, I love to be outside – Nature and its beauty are frequently captivating to me. My office has a beautiful outdoor space where I am able to have sessions with clients (still confidentially) if so desired.
I also locally volunteer with Campus Life through Youth for Christ Greater Greensboro. This is a nonprofit that combines healthy relationships with creative programs to help young people make good choices, establish a solid foundation for life, and positively impact their schools. As someone who believes all individuals should know and trust in a place of belonging, this organization matters a great deal to me.
There is Hope, I Can Help
You can feel more at peace. Let’s discover how I can help. If you are ready to schedule your first session with me, I welcome you to call (336) 884-9510, ext. 1 (for Appointments). I'm here for you.
Jameson Sellers, MS, LPCA
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