Those close to me know that my favorite quote is “Today’s dream sets the foundation for tomorrow’s reality”-Unknown
A few days ago, someone asked me, “if you could be doing anything in the world, what would you be doing?” I gave this some thought, then told him that I am living my dream and passionately explained to him what I do. This is the best feeling in the world to know that my prayers and hard work paid off, and I am living my dream…but you have to start with a dream first!
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This post will delve into what I do exactly, as a therapist, and give you a sneak peak into what a typical day looks like for me.
I practice as a licensed LLPC in the State of Michigan. I received my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; and my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and minor in Chemistry. I have been a member of the Psi Chi International Honor Society since 2010; and also a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) since 2015.
I currently work as a clinical therapist in a private practice setting in downtown Birmingham, Michigan. As a professional, I assess, evaluate, and implement treatment plans that are designed to address the needs of clients with ongoing mental health needs. I have assisted individuals experiencing Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Anger Management, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Domestic Violence, and Substance Use Disorders. I am available to schedule individual, couple, and family sessions. I work with all age ranges, including early intervention cases from birth to 2 years old, toddlers, children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. I engage individuals in a welcoming, supportive and empathic manner.
Pictured Above: Self-Care Center: Lia Jamerson, MA, LLPC
Private Practice Main Office, Waiting Room and Outside Entrance Photos
In addition to working in a private practice setting, I also work as a Behavioral Health Clinician in Family Services. After working as a Case Management Coordinator since February 2016, I was promoted in December 2016 to the position of Behavioral Health Clinician. As a Behavioral Health Clinician, I provide individual, group, conjoint or family psychotherapy and support services to children with severe emotional disturbance and their families. I conduct clinical assessments, develop diagnoses, and participate in developing person and family centered treatment plans with clients and their families. I demonstrate knowledge of principles of trauma informed care and co-occurring disorders; and exhibit a willingness to support and assist clients with trauma related challenges.
Lately, my days have consisted of adult and child individual therapy sessions, and family therapy sessions; depression, anxiety, anger management, grief and trauma-focused session planning; new client intake phone calls and sessions; meetings with mental health treatment programs looking to send me client referrals and add me to their Private Practitioner Therapist Directory (YAY!); adoption care planning meetings with families; IEP meetings with families; when invited, attending school events and after-school competitions to support child and family clients; secure emails and phone calls, when consented by the client, with clients’ primary care physicians, psychiatrists, teachers, school counselors and family members involved in treatment (coordinated care); completing my license renewal application for the state board (completed and received 2 months early…yes!); emails and phone calls to CMHS providing medical necessity for treatment to ensure that clients’ authorizations are approved to see myself and the psychiatrist; attending and completing lectures, trainings, and exams to fulfill the required continuing education and CDTS hours! Needless to say, one day is never the same as the next. My job is so rewarding and allows me to help people every single day!
“I want to sit and talk to a stranger about my feelings” said no kid ever…lol! I attempt to keep my therapy sessions with my younger clients fun to help them look forward to coming to therapy.
Pictured above: Games and activities to help with building rapport with new clients during child and family therapy sessions.
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For more information regarding my services as a mental health professional, please visit my Psychology Today profile under the Therapist Directory at :
To schedule an appointment for an intake session, please call:
I know this was a long one, my Eclectic Chic readers! I am grateful and blessed for having the opportunity to do what I love. Thanks for letting me share this with you! Happy Sunday and sweet dreams!