Services & Approaches

Jami Pugh Counseling & Art Therapt Office Photo

Services Offered

  • Individual Therapy
  • Art Therapy

About Jami’s Treatment Approach

I work with adults who are seeking therapy for stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, life changes/transitions, and self-esteem. I specialize in supporting individuals who are experiencing challenges related to recent life changes, academic/work/professional stress, relationship stress, self-esteem/body image, and symptoms of the mental health concerns listed above that impact a person’s daily life.

My approach is person-centered and strengths-based. I believe therapy is most effective when it’s tailored to each individual’s unique goals, needs, and strengths. I offer a validating, non-judgemental, authentic, collaborative, and supportive place for people to navigate challenges they’re experiencing. I aim to offer a place for people to be open and honest and feel heard, accepted, valued, and respected.

I work with people to identify barriers and challenges and collaboratively create a plan for getting “unstuck” and moving toward their values and goals. Some examples of what we might work on in therapy include processing thoughts and feelings, gaining new insights, building on their strengths (increasing internal resources),  identifying new supports (increasing external resources), learning and practicing new skills, and reflecting on change over time. I use CBT, DBT, ACT, mindfulness-based, and/or motivational interviewing approaches in therapy as needed.

In addition to being a licensed clinical professional counselor, I’m also a board-certified registered art therapist. I include art therapy in treatment as much or as little as desired by the people I work with. Art therapy focuses more on process and the person’s meaning for their work rather than on whether the art/product looks “good” or “bad”, so no special art experience, skills, or training is needed for people to benefit from art therapy.

If you have any other questions, please send me an email.

How to reach me:

Preferred Contact Method is Email: jami@arttherapychicago.com

Phone: (872)252-7836   *please note that I’m unable to answer calls throughout the day while I’m in appointments so email is the preferred method of communication. 

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