Dr. Jaimie St. Ama is a licensed psychologist at Palm Beach Behavioral Health and Wellness. Dr. St. Ama is passionate about her work and has extensive training in a combination of interventions including the addition of neurofeedback in conjunction with therapy to improve health. Dr. St. Ama has experience with a variety of presenting problems including mood disorders, Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD in Palm Beach FL, Jupiter FL, and Wellington FL ), Autism Spectrum diagnoses, oppositional and behavior concerns, personality disorders, learning problems, bullying, and adjustment difficulties. Dr. St. Ama works with a variety of academic problems and wants to help students perform to their potential. She brings a specialization in trauma informed therapy and assessment for adults, adolescents, and children to our team at PBBHW. She has extensive experience with trauma resulting from medical complications, grief, car accidents, loss, mistreatment, and natural disasters. Dr. St. Ama believes establishing rapport in a trusting therapeutic relationship is the foundation for growth. She takes an integrative approach that combines behavior management strategies, play therapy, sand tray therapy, interpersonal therapy, and cognitive behavior therapy to meet the individual where they are while promoting positive development. Dr. St. Ama respects and understands the different approaches necessary to work with individuals across the lifespan and she enjoys the diversity of this challenge.
Dr. St. Ama graduated from Governor’s State University receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Substance Abuse while active duty in the United States Navy. She went on to earn a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology at Capella University after completion of her tour in the Navy. Dr. St. Ama earned her doctorate degree from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology with a concentration in Child and Adolescent Psychology. She completed her postdoctoral residency at Palm Beach Behavioral Health & Wellness and is now a fully licensed psychologist with the team.