Jamie L. Loveland PhD, LCSW


I am a licensed clinical social worker who has been working with dually diagnosed children, adolescents and adults since 2004. My work is psychodynamically informed, meaning equal attention is placed on conscious and unconscious motivations that create barriers to living a fuller, richer life. Whether you are seeking individual, couple or family therapy my commitment is to help you get to the root of the issue while assisting you in easing thoughts, feelings and behaviors you find concerning. My specialty areas include couples/relationships, mood disorders, adolescent issues, trauma, parenting and addictions. I am also sensitive to the unique needs of corporate expatriates and their repatriation.


I received my PhD in psychodynamic psychotherapy from the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago, IL, and my masters degree in clinical social work from Smith College School for Social Work. My work experience involves both inpatient and outpatient settings, including the Yale Child Conduct Clinic in New Haven, CT; the Menninger Clinic in Houston, TX; and most recently as the Clinical Director of Teen and Family Services here in Houston.


I am a published researcher on the topic of trauma and a Field Instructor for the University of Texas School of Social Work. I am also a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, with additional training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My dissertation discussed the therapeutic factors in working with couples with addiction through a psychoanalytic lens.

Affiliations and memberships include:

American Group Psychotherapy Association
Clinical Social Work Association
Houston Psychoanalytic Society
Imago Relationships International
National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Le Cordon Bleu

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