"Sometimes, just listening and being available to help families bounce around ideas can make all the difference."
Jamie Pleich M.A.-L.P.C., Counselor
Forthright and compassionate, Jamie Pleich has a heart for kids and parents, helping them succeed in forming strong, trusting, communicative relationships. Jamie serves as a partner to families, working alongside them to identify their strengths and find solutions to any challenges they’re experiencing.
Her areas of interest include:
- Utilizing play therapy to engage younger children in understanding their world and strengthening their communication
- Engaging kids in sand tray work, a powerful therapeutic technique that facilitates the psyche’s natural capacity for healing
- Incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy, a goal-oriented method that develops children’s understanding of choices, actions and consequences
- Providing families techniques and support to build effective communication between parent and child
Jamie spent nine years as a therapist at Jasper Mountain SAFE Center and five years in private practice, offering outpatient therapy to individuals, children and families. While in college, she interned at the V.A. in Eugene, helping veterans undergoing drug and alcohol rehab. In grad school, she served as an Educational Assistant, working with children in a resource classroom at Meadowview Elementary School in Eugene.
Fascinated by how the mind works, Jamie earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology at Northwest Christian University. She returned to NCU and received her master’s degree and is licensed through the state of Oregon as a professional counselor.
Jamie enjoys cooking for her husband and two children. She’s an avid gardener and proud to say she makes some pretty awesome canned salsa, jam and pesto. Together, she and her family like exploring the outdoors, fishing, biking and taking walks.