Jaime Filler, LMFT
I understand that the decision to begin therapy can be a difficult one. It is my goal to build a strong relationship with each person who comes to my office, to help them feel comfortable so they can fully benefit from the therapeutic process. In therapy, I often use humor to put my clients at ease and lighten the mood when it is appropriate. My collaborative and supportive approach allows my clients to draw on their own strengths to overcome current obstacles and begin to make positive changes in their lives.
I utilize an integrative approach to therapy. This means what works for one person does not always work for another and I tailor my approach to fit each unique client. In my practice, I use evidenced-based therapeutic methods, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness, in addition to family systems theory. I am also trained in the Gottman Method for couple’s therapy.
I have experience working with a variety of issues that impact teens, adults, couples, and families. My areas of focus include maternal mental health, anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship problems. I am particularly passionate about working with women and their partners who are struggling with the challenges that come with becoming a new parent. I have completed the Postpartum Support International & 2020 Mom Professional Maternal Mental Health Certificate training and keep up to date on the latest research to be able to provide my clients with the highest quality of care. I am also a certified Gottman Bringing Baby Home Program Educator, and provide workshops to help couples transition to parenthood.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT001198) and received my master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from San Jose State University. My bachelor’s degree is in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. I am a member of Postpartum Support International and an Advisory Member of Postpartum Support International, Georgia Chapter. I am also a clinical member of the Georgia Association of Marriage & Family Therapists and the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapists. Past positions have given me the opportunity to work in diverse clinical settings such as non-profit agencies, schools, probation departments, out-patient clinics, & community counseling programs.
On a personal note, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures, cooking, practicing yoga and improvisational theater, and spending time with my growing family.