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Jamie Hidalgo, MA, LPC

 Licensed Professional Counselor

My name is Jamie - I am a Licensed Professional Counselor working in the Colorado Springs area. I focus on building strong therapeutic relationships with each person and on working together to determine the best treatment approach to support successful therapy.

I began my early career helping those struggling with addiction, domestic violence, mental illness, stress disorders, and legal difficulties. My passion for this work led me to pursue my Master's Degree in Forensic Psychology from the University of Denver in 2012. This provided me the opportunity to work with incarcerated women to improve their mental health, and later with teens and adults, of all genders, who are survivors of sexual assault. 

As I began my private practice, I also worked in community mental health settings to provide therapy services to children, teens, adults, and families in need. Each of the people and families I worked with had unique stories and reasons for seeking therapy. It was during this time that I continued to deepen my understanding and develop skills for working with diverse and complex issues. Since moving on from community mental health, I have expanded my work to include working with active and retired law enforcement, firefighters, and other emergency personnel.

Collectively, these experiences have shaped my practice and my approach as a counselor. I believe that, regardless of the struggle that brings you to therapy, one of the key contributors to real change is the therapeutic relationship we develop and a mutual understanding of what underpins your struggle; this enables us to develop a sense of security within the sessions that ultimately allows for your exploration and growth as a person. Crucial to my role as your therapist, I am dedicated to continuously educating and bettering myself so that I can offer you quality and competence in our work together.


 
When the other person is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified; or when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity, then understanding is called for. The gentle and sensitive companionship of an empathic stance… provides illumination and healing. In such situations deep understanding is, I believe, the most precious gift one can give to another.
— Carl R. Rogers, Psychologist & Author