1. What is your name and how long have you been with Oliver-Pyatt Centers?
My name is Jamie Morris and I have been with Oliver-Pyatt Centers since opening day. I started working as a Recovery Coach and over the past 6 1/2 years have moved between many clinical positions including Intensive Outpatient Program Therapist, Intensive Outpatient Program Manager, and Comprehensive Program Primary Therapist.
2. Provide a few sentences about your role at Oliver-Pyatt Centers.
My current role is Senior Primary Therapist in Casa Azul. In this hybrid role, I have the privilege of working with a couple women as a Primary Therapist and with others as a case supervisor. I also facilitate one of the weekly Interpersonal Process Groups. In addition to my work as a clinician at Oliver-Pyatt Centers, I also work on various advocacy efforts and have traveled annually to participate in the Eating Disorders Coalition Lobby Days.
3. What is the role of a Senior Primary Therapist at Oliver-Pyatt Centers?
The role of Senior Primary Therapist involves being the Primary Therapist on a few cases, meeting with a few women individually for check-in sessions during the week, supervising fellow Primary Therapists on cases, supporting the Clinical Director, supporting the Recovery Coaches, and providing support with programming and scheduling.
An important part of the Oliver-Pyatt Centers philosophy is that the women and families that seek our services know all members of the treatment team are influential in the healing process and can be a source of support, even if not the primary point of contact.
4. What is your favorite thing about working as a Senior Primary Therapist at Oliver-Pyatt Centers?
I have a few favorite things about working in this role: (1) I enjoy working closely with my colleagues to facilitate healing and help the women we work with transform their lives, (2) I enjoy the opportunity to be a part of each woman’s treatment even if I am not working intensively as her Primary Therapist and finally, (3) I appreciate that each day brings a new challenge and another opportunity to witness faith, hope, and trust at play.
5. Tell us three things nobody knows about you.
I am excited for the day I get to be a mother to two English bulldogs who are already named! I love monograms. I have been bungee jumping and would probably do it again.