Jamie Mantel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a Psy.D. in psychology. Jamie has worked for non-profits for over 20 years working with agencies, as well as her private practice in Huntington Beach, California. Bullying is a special area of interest to Jamie, as she has seen and worked with many young people who have been bullied, as well as those who have been bullied, through the years. In working with teens and children, Jamie has helped several learn new skills to cope with bullies, and with the bullies to stop their negative behaviors, and their parents to help their children survive and protect them. Jamie’s agencies have included foster care agencies, outpatient mental health, probation department, and group homes working with both teen boys and girls and their families.
Since recently working with adults in a psychiatric, partial-hospital setting, and doing research for her doctorate program. Jamie became interested and wanted to help patients suffering from mental illness, such as chronic and persistent mental illness, such as schizophrenia, severe depression, bipolar disorder, and substance abuse addiction, by focusing on how mental, emotional, and social factors affect a person’s physical well-being. Jamie has had the opportunity to continue working with adults diagnosed with chronic and persistent mental illness in addition to substance use disorders at D’Amore Healthcare to assist patients in improving their insight, judgment, and symptom awareness to help prevent long-term hospitalization and transition them to a less structured environment.