Jamie Mahaffey

Locations : Midtown – GA, Telemental Health – GA

“I have a strong passion to help restore relationships (specifically marriages) and the issues that plague them. My love of treating mental health concerns in a psychotherapeutic way allows for me to empower my clients to make healthy decisions for a better life. I believe that I am called to this field and hope to challenge irrational belief patterns that keep you stagnant and unproductive by concurrently identifying your strengths, building insight to make better life choices. Better life choices lead to changed behaviors and better relationships with others. I desire to assist you in reaching your optimal health by exploring yourself and challenging you in order to gain insight to make healthy life decisions. I believe that each person has purpose and value and through exploration of family history, current relationship dynamics and life experiences, one can discover who they truly are and gain freedom to be an autonomous fully-functioning individual who is safe and authentic in his/her own strength. In doing so, this will require a therapeutic relationship of collaboration, accountability, and honesty. ”

Jamie has been working in the field of Mental Health since 2006. She has two Masters in Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and seeking licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She has diverse work experiences with children and adults in individual/couples/family/group counseling, crisis intervention, diagnostic and trauma assessments, medical social work, child advocacy/abuse prevention, and psychotherapy. She has worked in varying levels of care: outpatient, in-home counseling, partial hospitalization programs, and the hospital settings.

Her areas of interest include:

  • Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy,
  • Alcohol & Substance Abuse/Addiction issues
  • Pre-marital Counseling
  • Women’s Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Conflict Management
  • Grief & Loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma

Jamie began her career working in the areas of child advocacy for children who are victims of abuse/neglect, along with children and youth who are subjected to sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. She has also been qualified as an expert in child abuse and forensic interviewing in 3 counties in Georgia (court testimony). Jamie has served low-income persons, at-risk children (ages 6-18) with behavioral and mental health problems, the severely mentally-ill, healthcare professionals with substance abuse issues in a private setting, families dealing with child abuse and domestic violence, & active suicidal, homicidal, and psychotic persons in crisis. Jamie also served as a Hospice Social Worker. In addition, she has enjoyed working with community-based agencies to assist persons in coping with mental health issues to prevent hospitalization.