Owner of Consamus Counseling Services, LLC
Jamie Consamus, MS, LPC-IT
Practices in Waukesha and Menomonee Falls
My primary goal when working with clients is to create a safe environment in which the client feels accepted unconditionally, and feels comfortable exploring their thoughts and feelings. What motivates me in my work more than anything else is the potential to offer clients the opportunity to feel seen, understood, and valued, especially when they’re feeling alone. I know making the decision to seek professional help can be a difficult, oftentimes scary one, so I always strive to meet clients where they’re at in their journey. When it comes to working with clients in therapy, I am a firm believer in the power of the therapeutic relationship. With this in mind, I consider the relationship to be a partnership, in which the client is able to play an active role in making decisions about their own treatment. I also believe that all of my clients already possess the capacities necessary for growth, they just might need a little help to recognize and learn how to draw upon their personal strengths.
My approach to therapy is compassionate, warm, and empathetic, and I often try to incorporate a sense of humor into the process. I typically utilize a combination of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) when working with clients. I view these treatment modalities as crucial in helping clients examine the connection between their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors; improve communication and coping skills; and live a more purposeful life. I always strive to tailor my treatment plans to fit the needs of each individual client, as I know therapy is not a one-size-fits-all.
I received my master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Marquette University and am a Licensed Professional Counselor- In Training (LPC-IT). I have had experience working in a variety of settings within the mental health field, including: leading therapy groups and offering individual and couples sessions to adult clients in the intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs at a hospital; providing in-home behavior modification services to children with autism; and working one-on-one with survivors of trauma at a non-profit in an effort to learn about their experiences and help the department improve its services for survivors of trauma.
Although I have experience providing therapy for a wide variety of concerns, my specialties are:
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Adolescent behavioral and emotional concerns
- Urge management
- Behavior modification
- Relationship/communication issues
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or would like to set up an initial appointment. I would be honored to join you in your journey of self-discovery and self-growth!
W156 N8327 Pilgrim Rd Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
2314 N Grandview Blvd, Suite 207, Waukesha, WI 53188