Dr. Jamie Kennedy
Maybe you've noticed that you - like most people - struggle with unpleasant thoughts and feelings, and that they affect what you pay attention to and how you spend your time.
Maybe you criticize yourself for having these experiences and wonder what they mean about you.
You may have tried doing all sorts of things to think or feel better. Maybe you distract yourself. Maybe you opt out of doing things - or just go through the motions.
Yet, despite your best efforts, the thoughts and feelings return - or, even get bigger and louder. And your life has started to feel smaller and smaller, as you get more and more tangled in the unpleasant stuff.
My therapy practice focuses on helping people like you. Together we will build an non-judgemental, supportive space for you to learn new - evidence-based - ways of experiencing unpleasant thoughts and feelings, so that they have less of an impact on you and how you live your life. Ultimately, our work will empower you to do the things that are most important to you in a way that feels meaningful, present, and connected.
How people I work with describe me
Education & Training
I earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Emory University and completed my pre- and post-doctoral training at the Emory School of Medicine - including work with the Adult OCD & Anxiety Intensive Program, the Child OCD Program at Emory, and the Child and Adolescent Mood Program. I received intensive training and supervision in several forms of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), for patients of all ages.
Before becoming a psychologist, I spent ten years working in the business world - including time in tech, finance, and family business - which makes me sensitive to the dynamics of the professional workplace. I'm also a husband and father and appreciate the challenges and rewards of balancing family life with work - and with unpleasant thoughts and feelings.