Jamie  Given

Jamie Given

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
California Accepting Online
Glendale Not Accepting In-person
Updated April 15, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Child mental health
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Couples counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Jamie Given is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) guiding clients to find balance in their lives. Transitions and change are sometimes hard to process and accept. Whether it's change from a traumatic event, a loss of self, a choice for something different, the natural progression of life, or an adjustment forced upon you, it can be difficult to manage any conflicting emotions. Many of the clientele of Given Guidance Counseling Services are in state of transition. Jamie teaches effective coping skills to help manage negative emotions and encourage alternative views of thinking that promote acceptance.

The therapeutic approach by Jamie is to truly understand what the client needs in the present time. Does the client need immediate coping skills or a safe and nonjudgmental space to process their thoughts and emotions freely? Jamie checks in with clients often and asks them what they need regardless of how others may think or feel. She emphasized the significant difference between logic and emotions and treats them as two different entities. She assists clients in identifying solutions to fill their needs and encourages authentic self- expression in clients of all ages.

The office is located in a quaint and cozy small town called Montrose with nearby shops and restaurants. When seeing couples in person, Jamie will often recommend that they go on a date before or after session at one of the local eateries or cafes. Once comfortable, parents of child clients often will walk to the nearby Starbucks or Coffee Bean while their child is in session. There is free 3 hour parking in the back of the building. Given Guidance Counseling Services also offers telehealth therapy for for children 10 years or older, adults, and couples.


Message to clients

Many people often experience feelings of being misunderstood or isolated in difficult situations where their loved ones are unable to help them navigate their emotional responses. My approach to therapy is to hear you, to understand your perspective, and to provide a supportive environment for authentic self-expression. I strive to be the therapist that I needed when I was younger and to be the therapist that I continue to seek today. A therapist that I can feel comfortable with and relate to on some level because sharing my inner most thoughts is sometimes a difficult task.

I enjoy assisting clients with growth and discovery of new pathways to healing. Whether you are experiencing difficulty with depression, anxiety, communication, trauma, relationships, change, identity, or growth, I will be able to assist you in processing your experiences by providing guidance toward finding your balance. I am passionate about understanding and healing interpersonal relationships through identifying what is most important to my clients. Having experience with children, adults, families, and couples with a multitude of diagnoses, I have the skills to help you accomplish your goals.

I utilize techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Play Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy while promoting one's strengths to reach their best sense of self. Call today for a free 15-minute phone consultation so that you can feel comfortable sharing introductory information and determine if therapy at Given Guidance Counseling Services could be beneficial for you.


Specialties

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional dysregulation

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Perinatal mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress




Clientele

  • Children (<12)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Jamie Given is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $160 (45min-50min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $160
  • Initial session: $160 (45min-50min)
  • Couples sessions: $300 (90min)
  • Couples initial session: $300 (90min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Glendale practice
2233 Honolulu Avenue, Suite 308, Glendale, CA 91020
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-7:30pm
  • Wed 10:00am-4:30pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 12:00pm-4:00pm

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Given Guidance Counseling Services, 2018 - Present
The A Treatment Center, 2017 - 2018
Optimist Youth Homes and Family Services, 2015 - 2017

Azusa Pacific University, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy, 2015
California State University Northridge, Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development, 2013


Languages

English