Jamie Gunning – Counseling Student Intern:
Jamie Gunning is completing her final year of Stetson University’s masters of science program in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling. In addition to her academic program, Jamie has completed specialized training in the areas of couples therapy and trauma treatment. She has served the community working with under-served and disadvantaged populations in the areas of housing, homelessness, HIV/AIDS and poverty. In her work with individuals, couples, and families within the LGBTQ+ community, Jamie brings a genuine desire to meet the client where they are without judgement. She works hard to create an atmosphere of acceptance and safety in which the client can feel comfortable to address their concerns. Jamie brings hope and empowerment to her clients through the belief that her clients hold the key to their healing. She sees her role as one of a facilitator who works alongside her clients to help them discover and uncover whatever it is that prevents them from living a life of contentment and genuine connection with themselves, their family and friends as well as their community. In addition to traditional talk therapy modalities, Jamie utilizes interventions such as Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping) to help heal traumatic memory and to provide coping strategies for anxiety, self-defeating thought patterns, and a host of other behaviors and symptoms.