Ms. Jaimie Go, LPC is a psychotherapist who counsels children, adolescents, adults, and families. She graduated from The Chicago of Professional Psychology with her Masters in Counseling Psychology. She has nearly a decade of experience working in a variety of mental health settings. She has held positions counseling at an outpatient therapy setting with individuals of all ages and diverse backgrounds and unique challenges, counseling in education environments, working as a behavioral therapist with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, case management for adults with developmental disabilities, and providing therapy for children, teens, and families in a foster care and adoption agency.
Ms. Jaimie is skilled in treating individuals of all ages as well as families facing emotional, behavioral, and attentional challenges, experiencing anxiety, depression, self-esteem, social and relational difficulties, and life transitions. She specializes in working with children and adolescents who have been diagnosed or who are suspected of meeting diagnostic criteria for ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, attachment difficulties, and other behavioral and emotional issues. Ms. Jaimie is experienced in assessment and plays an integral part in the diagnosis process. Thus she is extremely helpful to parents who are struggling to understand their children and how a new diagnosis impacts them and their children. The involvement of the parents when a child is first diagnosed is critical, especially for assisting parents in helping them devise specific, purposeful, and appropriate strategies to support their children and better manage problematic responses and behaviors.
Ms. Jaimie utilizes art therapy, play therapy, behavioral therapy, and movement in her treatment. She believes that many individuals have challenges regarding the development of emotional language, rendering them unable in varying degrees to verbalize their emotions and feelings. She believes being open to alternative forms of communication and expression is necessary to be successful. She utilizes effective modalities in her work to reinforce and promote increased insight for an individual, parents, and families.
Ms. Jaimie also works with young adults, adults, families, and couples who are going through other stresses and challenges in their lives. Examples include: poor self-esteem, negative perception of body image, different life transitions, time management, attention difficulties, grief, loss of work, relationship issues, and bullying. Ms. Jaimie provides a creative, supportive, and safe environment for individuals and families to become comfortable in order to begin the process of promoting and supporting emotional/mental health and well-being, along with finding an individual and collaborative strengths to reinforce favorable strategies required to obtain their goals for treatment. She also makes a concerted effort to extend interventions in a fun and creative manner to optimize success and motivation for treatment.
Ms. Jaimie considers the unique individual traits, experiences, and perspectives to conceptualize and devise a plan for individual treatment plans. Thus, ensuring every patient’s treatment is specifically tailored to provide them with “the best fit” approach to improve their situation, decrease problematic symptoms and behaviors, and increase belief in a patient’s abilities, thereby achieving a more favorable internal experience. Ms. Jaimie uses a variety of therapeutic interventions to support her individualized approach. Her philosophy considers an individual’s support system as critical. Therefore, Ms. Jaimie includes parents, schools, other professionals, and other caregivers in the consistency needed to the therapeutic process in order to provide an individual and their family with an all around support to succeed, and ultimately become a more confident and happier person.
Ms. Jaimie believes that building rapport is one of the first steps in the therapeutic process. This is the core of treatment and initiates and supports an individualized and more specific treatment plan. Such a connection is also important to assess an individual, as individuals are more generally cooperative and open in therapy when they are comfortable and have trust in their therapist. Ms. Jaimie values the therapeutic relationship and is invested in knowing her patients and their families. She adheres to the concept that the therapeutic relationship is paramount to progress in treatment.