In my therapeutic work with clients, I strive to honor the whole person – taking into consideration the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual components which make up each person’s background. I recognize that each person's needs are unique and I use an integrative approach to therapy, pulling from a number of orientations including Family Systems, Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioral, Gestalt, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Areas of focus in my practice include, but are not limited to: relationship issues, addiction, blended family issues, anxiety, trauma/sexual abuse, and women's issues.
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
I became a mental health professional because I want to help people experience all the goodness that life has to offer.
It all started with my pre-teen propensity for analyzing my own family members. I could often be heard trying to engage my captive sibling audience in such questions as "Why do you think Mom/Dad does this?" or "How did you feel when Uncle Albert said that?"
Those kinds of questions led to my clinical training and are now my life's work. I believe that relationships are the not-so-secret secret to a happy life. Our family members, friends, and business associates have ways of being like little mirrors who reflect back to us our own fears, flaws, and judgments. However, relationships can also point us toward healing and personal change - but only if we let them. I love helping others on that journey.
Articles by Jamie (Simkins) Rogers
"Ever since I began working with Jamie I have begun to feel a lot more calm and strong in my recovery. Jamie is warm and personable and gives guidance and direction in a very gentle yet clear way. If you are serious about change and recovery Jamie will help you get there!"
"I have been meeting with Jamie for seven months now and cannot put into words the immense impact she has already had on my life, but I will try. I came to Jamie suffering from a deep-rooted sense of what I believed I was not: not good enough, smart enough, thin enough, pure enough…etc. and seeking—I don’t even know what—change, I suppose, but I thought of change in the sense of “fixing” me. What I received from Jamie, however was not a to-do list of tools for self-improvement, but genuine care, a listening ear, comforting advice and most importantly: acceptance of, and grace toward, the person I am now. Loving myself now—mid-struggle, mid-failures and mid-fears—is not easy, but the more I do it, the more it frees me to make healthier choices and lasting changes to care for and value myself. My anxiety has directly impacted my health and Jamie has been a wonderful, positive model of allowing myself to feel my emotions, to appreciate myself and my efforts and to replace my negative thought patterns with validating truths and a more positive outlook. Jamie has been a consistent, consoling, reassuring rock for me and a beacon of honest hope for the many times that I was/am overwhelmed by guilt and the pressures of life. I am so grateful for and to her for being a part of my journey to a healthier, happier, more joy-filled me!"
- B.J.S. - Chicago, IL
|Time in Practice||1-3 years|
|Additional Expertise||Divorce Recovery Coach|
Marriage and Family Therapist
YourTango Expert Partner
|I offer my services||At my office|
Via a webcam
|I am fluent in||English|
|Licence information||Expiration 3/31/14|
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