Jessica Kamin LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - Behavioral Health Practitioner- Infant Mental Health Clinician - Child & Adolescent Specialist-
You are overwhelmed and exhausted. You feel like you have tried everything to help your child. You have been looking and searching for answers from teachers, friends, parents, in-laws, and most of the time you just want to shout “ I have tried that and it does not work!” You have started to look for help in behavioral health which has been a whirlwind of confusion, long wait times, and unreturned phone calls. All of this is beyond frustrating and all you want is to help your child from this pain and raise over the challenges that your family is facing.
you did it, you found me, and I am here to help.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist or LMFT who specializes in children and adolescent family therapy. The LMFT status I have obtained means I have reached the highest level of licensure possible to practice therapy. I have been working with children, adolescents, and families for over almost a decade. I have experience working and volunteering as a Child and Adolescent Habilitation Specialist, Child Development Specialist, and as a Child Life Specialist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Also, I have experience as being a part of Arizona’s Early Intervention Program where I helped teach other professionals to learn the importance of Early Intervention. I have 6 years of experience as a teacher teaching multiple ages. I also have specializations in working with children with challenging behaviors, families with special needs,infant and toddler mental health, and medical family therapy. I have also been a part of hundreds of hours of research conducted at ASU through different projects that studied and researched how to raise mentally healthy children and families.
I have also been a part of hundreds of hours of research conducted at ASU through different projects that studied and researched how to raise mentally healthy children and families.
Arizona Children's Association where I became an expert at helping children and families with behavioral health needs. I also obtained the role of practicing as an infant mental health clinician and was a member of the Infant Mental Health Coalition of Arizona for Birth to Five Specialization. I then moved into a group private practice where I was recognized as the first outstanding clinician of the quarter and became one of the most referred clinicians by schools, pediatricians, and psychiatrists in the east valley. I continued to further my education in therapeutic approaches and gain more experience helping children. I look forward to helping your child and family raise over the challenges you are facing today.
What sets me apart from other clinicians is that I value the systemic family approach to therapy. This means as parents you will be included in therapy sessions and kept in the loop about what is going on with diagnosis and treatment throughout the therapeutic process. After working with children for almost over a decade, I find that doing family therapy with children instead of just the individual produces the fastest and long-lasting results to make real change. Depending on age and circumstance I do offer individual sessions to children and adolescents but the parents will always be informed of progress and checked in with during the session to ensure proper communication and a healthy therapeutic relationship.
I also value a systemic approach to behavioral health and value communication between all providers in your child's life. If permitted by you and needed with treatment, I will have excellent communication with psychiatrists, pediatricians, and schools to make certain that your child and family is experiencing the best collaborative care available to ensure the wholeness of behavioral and physical health.
I know choosing a therapist for your child and family can be a very personal decision in finding the best fit for you. I am extremely transparent about who I am as a person to make the best connection with your child and you. Here are a few things I enjoy doing "On the Side" to help you get a little bit better of an idea of who I am.
I am originally from Southern California and moved to Arizona over a decade ago to attend ASU. I have a Therapy Dog in training named Tonto Ranger after the Tonto National Forest. He is training to be able to be in office to help children and families who would like to have him as a part of services. I have a little brother, a mother, a father and I have a husband named Jason Hardman who is the co-owner of Raise. Jason is currently a Nurse and Mercy Gilbert and he is in the process of finishing up his degree to be a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a specialty in kids and families. Our vision for Raise is to better the collaboration in care between Prescriber and Therapist to create better more effective outcomes for children and families.
-Ironman Traithlete Ultra Marathon Runner -
I have completed finished and won multiple Ironman Triathlons and Trail Running Ultra Marathons. I love pushing myself to better be able to cope with being uncomfortable to accomplish amazing things I never thought were possible. I love how physical and mental toughness come together in these types of endurance sports to help me on my own journey of becoming my best self. I share a love for this sport with my Mother and my Husband
2gether We Live Non-Profit Team Member
I spend my days off helping children with disabilities complete marathons and triathlons by pushing them in the races and being their legs and arms. I help give them the opportunity to bike, swim and run and the sense of community, inclusion and belonging we all need.
I love treats! I am a big sweet person and I am on the hunt to find the best chocolate chip cookie, cake and cupcake in Arizona.
I am a certified Yoga instructor and although I do not teach currently right now I practice every day and use it in sessions to help my clients get the benefits of yoga and relaxation.
Meet our Intern: Nichole Villasana
Nichole is attending North Central University to obtain her degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Nichole loves helping children and families and has years of experience in other areas in the field working with families in different domains such as but not limited to families with kiddos with special needs and military families. Due to Nichole's amazing resume, inclusive personality, and passion for helping others Raise is honored to have Nichole be a part of our team. Nichole staffs all cases closely and attends routeen weekly supervision with Jessica and her university to ensure Raise's families are getting the best care possible. Nichole also has shadowed Jessica and other clinicians for many months before starting to see families on her own and is equipped and trusted with the skills and experience she has through her education and practice to support families at Raise!
Nichole is a great option for lower cost cash pay services.
Nichole has no intake fee, and her sessions are 75$ for non peak hours and 95$ for peak hours!
Call or send us an email to get set up with Nichole for services today!