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Dr. Jamie Marich (Other,PCC,PhD)
I am passionate about helping people reach their optimal potential through the art of emotional healing...I am honored that you are checking out my page! Professionally, I am a clinical writer and travel the country training counselors on topics related to trauma and addiction. I am in private practice in the Youngstown, OH area (my hometown), specializing primarily in trauma, addiction, and spiritual issues. Even though I have a Ph.D., clinical experience in all levels of addiction treatment, and advanced training in specialty approaches like EMDR and hypnotherapy, I feel that what most qualifies me to do what I do is that I have been through the healing journey myself, having benefitted from the services of many talented helpers to get me through a variety of life hurdles...
I began my career in human services while working as a humanitarian aid worker/English teacher in Bosnia from 2000-2003. Working in a war-torn country alerted me to the realities of trauma and its impact on human development. It was also while serving in Bosnia that I entered into recovery to address my own struggles with addiction. For me, recovery and healing are not just a job...they are a way of life. It has also been my great joy to fuse two of my other loves, music and dancing, into the healing process, both in my own journey, and in what I share with others. I've recorded several CDs in the singer-songwriter genre (most recently, Grace of a Woman, 2012), and developed a community-based dance practice called "Dancing Mindfulness" (www.dancingmindfulness.com).
My latest book, Trauma and the Twelve Steps is slated for release in the summer of 2012. I am also the author of EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches for Using EMDR With Every Client.
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
When I was a college student, I never saw my life going in the direction it has taken me; as an undergradate studying English and History, I can honestly say I didn't even like Psychology classes! Then I went to Bosnia to teach English, and I was mentored by a very wise American social worker. Not only did she help me enter my own recovery from addiction and traumatic stress issues, after some healing, she helped me to realize that I would be a good counselor because I was passionate about relating to people and learning from experience. And lo and behold, here I am today! To me, being a counselor is so much more than just knowing Psychology, it is about the human connection. I have loved doing what I do since day 1. I consider where I am in life today to be a blessing because not only do I counsel and coach, but I'm able to teach, write, and perform as well...to me, it's all about making those human connections on as many different paths as possible.
Dr. Jamie Marich
Spiritual, but no affiliation
Dr. Jamie Marich
Between $81-120 per session