From a young age, I've enjoyed helping others. Early on, helping involved being a strong listener and offering compassion and encouragement. A desire to become more effective at helping led me to pursue the education needed to become a Psychologist. I began studying Psychology in 1994 as an undergraduate at Penn State University. In 2005, I completed a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology also from Penn State.
I moved to Baltimore in 2007, appreciating the similar community feel and culture to my hometown of Pittsburgh. I was hired as Towson University's Eating Disorder Services Coordinator, helping college students address eating and body image concerns and providing Mindfulness workshops, groups. I was promoted to Director of Clinical Services at Towson in 2012, overseeing all psychotherapy and emergency services, as well as coordinating Mindfulness and Meditation Services. I left Towson University in 2015 to focus on my private psychotherapy practice.
I opened my private practice in 2007 where my clinical work has focused on helping college students and adults. As a therapist, I am empathic, encouraging and challenging, assisting clients in making changes. I offer more than just a good listening ear, providing suggestions and strategies for addressing your struggles. I use a variety of proven approaches, best knowledge, and experience to help clients. We will work as a team, collaborating on improving your well being. Your needs are unique so the treatment approach will be tailored to you. Treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioral, Interpersonal/Psychodynamic, and Mindfulness/Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.
Dr. Fenton is a licensed psychologist with a practice near Baltimore, Maryland
2005: Completed Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
2006: Licensed as a Psychologist
2007: Opened Private Practice
2020: Completed Certificate in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy
2021: Began training in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
Fellow, Maryland Psychological Association
Member, American Psychological Association
Member, Maryland National Organization for Women
Member, Institute for Mindfulness and Psychotherapy
Mindfulness based approaches
Eating disorders & body image issues
Depression and Anxiety
Suicide loss and prevention
Mindfulness and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
Non-diet and Health at Every Size
Jaime Fenton, Ph.D., LLC provides individual psychotherapy & mindfulness groups in Towson, Maryland
I specialize in issues that commonly bring Women to therapy including relationship concerns,self esteem, trauma, parenting issues, and eating disorders/body image issues. Using a Health at Every Size approach, I have helped hundreds of clients feel better about their bodies. I have extensive training, experience, and a passion for helping Women clients.
Suffering from mood and anxiety issues can have a troubling effect on your quality of life, from career satisfaction to social relationships. I use research supported approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and Mindfulness strategies to help clients overcome their struggles.
Our busy lives can pull us out of the present moment, creating anxiety. Mindfulness helps people develop greater awareness and compassion. I am trainined in Mindfulness, Mindful Self-Compassion, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. I've led Mindfulness Workshops and Groups for years, and incorporate these strategies into my work with individual clients. Beginning in 2022, I began offering MBCT groups. My daily practice helps keep me grounded and present as a therapist
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy is a research supported approach found to be helpful for those with a history of Depression, Anxiety and trouble coping with stress. The next group begins in January.