JAMIE ASAKA,
M.ED., MSW, LSWAIC

Therapist

Parenting is hard and so is adolescence and young adulthood. It’s important for every individual to have a team of people to collaborate with to make your life as fulfilling as possible. Jamie enjoys working with parents and guardians to help navigate their relationships as they raise teenagers and young adults. Whether working with a family or an organization, Jamie uses her experience as an award-winning coach to take a systems approach – looking at each of the parts and making sure that they all are running smoothly. 

A native of Seattle, Jamie has a BA in Psychology and Asian American Studies from Pitzer College, M.Ed. and Principal’s Certification from Seattle University, and an MSW from the University of Washington, with an emphasis in multigenerational family systems. Jamie holds teaching certificates in Illinois and Washington states. In both public and independent schools, Jamie taught middle and high school social studies and English and has coached lacrosse for 15 years. She was named Washington State Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2019. Jamie also was named to the U.S. Lacrosse Washington Chapter, Hall of Fame in 2013. 

With close to two decades of experience as a parent, teacher, coach, and director of family and student support and director of diversity, equity and inclusion at Lakeside School, Jamie brings to her practice a deep understanding of family systems and adolescent development.

Jamie is an Associate Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSWAIC) and a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NSAW). She specializes in parent/guardian coaching as well as teen and early adult counseling. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and family systems theory. Jamie provides crisis support services and promotes social emotional development for teenagers and young adults. Her parent/guardian coaching services support families, broadly defined. She has years of experience working with families in transition. Jamie also provides cultural awareness and sensitivity trainings, facilitation for groups, educational consulting, and family counseling. Other specialties include stress management, communication skills, life transitions, generational differences, identity development, and navigating relationships.

To benefit her clients, Jamie consults with fellow therapists at Seattle Family Support, LLC.

 

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