Kelly Jameson, PhD

Kelly Jameson, PhD, LPC-S is a therapist and public speaker. She works with adolescents and adults on life’s tough issues, both big and small.

On the road, she excites audiences with educational and engaging presentations! www.drkellyjameson.com

Operating as usual

08/28/2021

It is developmentally appropriate for teens to prioritize and value friends above all others. Don’t take it personally. They are differentiating (breaking away from family to grow up) and it’s easier to do that with peers who are doing the same subtle shift. Let your birds flock! 🐤🐦🐧🐤🐦🐧

It is developmentally appropriate for teens to prioritize and value friends above all others. Don’t take it personally. They are differentiating (breaking away from family to grow up) and it’s easier to do that with peers who are doing the same subtle shift. Let your birds flock! 🐤🐦🐧🐤🐦🐧

08/27/2021

That’s it. That’s the message 💕

That’s it. That’s the message 💕

08/25/2021

A mood is just a filter through which we view our reality. 👁👁Moods can last hours or days. Don’t like someone’s mood or your own? Just give it a little time. It will change.

A mood is just a filter through which we view our reality. 👁👁Moods can last hours or days. Don’t like someone’s mood or your own? Just give it a little time. It will change.

08/21/2021

Saturday morning with the women of @cumcplano talking self-care, stress and community. Bravo for creating events that take care and support the women of your community!

Saturday morning with the women of @cumcplano talking self-care, stress and community. Bravo for creating events that take care and support the women of your community!

08/21/2021

Teens aren’t the only ones who need a tribe. Moms need their own people too. @lisa.damour made this phrase popular in her book, Untangled, but it was referenced for girls. I’m going to take it one step further and include MOMS in this social and cultural necessity. Moms need mom friends. Moms need a tribe to belong to, to feel seen and heard. A real tribe where challenges are embraced, support flows and judgment is nonexistent.

Who is in your tribe? 💕

#momtribe #momlife #momsofteens #momsupportingmoms #momcamp #smartmomsread #jenhatmaker #momsunite #momsmentalhealth #prioritizemoms #mom #moms #momretreat #helpmom #momweekend #untangled #untangledbook #lisadamour

Teens aren’t the only ones who need a tribe. Moms need their own people too. @lisa.damour made this phrase popular in her book, Untangled, but it was referenced for girls. I’m going to take it one step further and include MOMS in this social and cultural necessity. Moms need mom friends. Moms need a tribe to belong to, to feel seen and heard. A real tribe where challenges are embraced, support flows and judgment is nonexistent.

Who is in your tribe? 💕

#momtribe #momlife #momsofteens #momsupportingmoms #momcamp #smartmomsread #jenhatmaker #momsunite #momsmentalhealth #prioritizemoms #mom #moms #momretreat #helpmom #momweekend #untangled #untangledbook #lisadamour

08/19/2021

Ok, teachers & educators. Please share some ways you prioritized CONNECTION over CONTENT the first week of school! We would love to hear your ideas! ❤️

#wyliehighschool #wylieisd #teacherlife #teachersofinstagram #wylieway #connectionovercontent #speakerlife #teacherinservice #backtoschool #thekidsarealright #emotionalcapacity #thrive #principalsofinstagram #ncgs #nais #indyschools

Ok, teachers & educators. Please share some ways you prioritized CONNECTION over CONTENT the first week of school! We would love to hear your ideas! ❤️

#wyliehighschool #wylieisd #teacherlife #teachersofinstagram #wylieway #connectionovercontent #speakerlife #teacherinservice #backtoschool #thekidsarealright #emotionalcapacity #thrive #principalsofinstagram #ncgs #nais #indyschools

08/16/2021

Buckle up! This year brings on a wave of conflict. The junior year boy has BIG feelings both physically and emotionally. They can feel “boxed in” developmentally causing conflict with parents, teachers, coaches and the boundaries of school, rules, curfews, responsibilities, etc. They feel so capable about everything but they are still only 16-17 years old! Whew. Parenting this stage is not for the faint of heart.

#adolescentpsychology #parentingteens #raisingboys #boystomen #workingwithteens #txpta #indyschools #teenspeaker #junioryear #nais #boymom #jenhatmaker #junioryearofhighschool #highschoolcounselor #schoolpsychologistlife #jesuitdallas #stmarksschool #strakejesuit #jesuit

Buckle up! This year brings on a wave of conflict. The junior year boy has BIG feelings both physically and emotionally. They can feel “boxed in” developmentally causing conflict with parents, teachers, coaches and the boundaries of school, rules, curfews, responsibilities, etc. They feel so capable about everything but they are still only 16-17 years old! Whew. Parenting this stage is not for the faint of heart.

#adolescentpsychology #parentingteens #raisingboys #boystomen #workingwithteens #txpta #indyschools #teenspeaker #junioryear #nais #boymom #jenhatmaker #junioryearofhighschool #highschoolcounselor #schoolpsychologistlife #jesuitdallas #stmarksschool #strakejesuit #jesuit

Photos from Kelly Jameson, PhD's post 08/12/2021

Brought my daughter to the office today.
Her: Ok, tell me all your problems.
Me: Well, for starters, I have 3 children…
Her: Mom!!!
Me: What?!
Her: Yeah, you’re right.
😁🤷‍♀️

08/12/2021

Happy 1st day of school for many districts here in Texas. May you all see faces full of potential staring back at you this morning. And above all, connection over content!! 💚💙💚💙

#publicschool #indyschool #nais #ncgs #privateschools

Happy 1st day of school for many districts here in Texas. May you all see faces full of potential staring back at you this morning. And above all, connection over content!! 💚💙💚💙

#publicschool #indyschool #nais #ncgs #privateschools

08/10/2021

Good luck to all the college students (and parents) this month!! 💙💙

#collegelife #parentsofcollegestudents #keepitsimple #makegoodchoices #gotoclass

Good luck to all the college students (and parents) this month!! 💙💙

#collegelife #parentsofcollegestudents #keepitsimple #makegoodchoices #gotoclass

08/06/2021

Day 2 with Wylie ISD! 🙌💚

Day 2 with Wylie ISD! 🙌💚

08/06/2021

When teenagers talk about their goals for the school year, the number one goal heard regularly is “Don’t procrastinate!” Easier said then done, right? Many teens (and adults) live in the moment because it’s more exciting there!

Telling a teen they will feel better and be less stressed once they finish the project or read the chapter is never a good sales pitch. That’s like telling an adult to get started now on your Christmas shopping or your Thanksgiving menu!

Try incentives with your teen. Anything that has value to them and is within reason. Try it. Worth a conversation!

When teenagers talk about their goals for the school year, the number one goal heard regularly is “Don’t procrastinate!” Easier said then done, right? Many teens (and adults) live in the moment because it’s more exciting there!

Telling a teen they will feel better and be less stressed once they finish the project or read the chapter is never a good sales pitch. That’s like telling an adult to get started now on your Christmas shopping or your Thanksgiving menu!

Try incentives with your teen. Anything that has value to them and is within reason. Try it. Worth a conversation!

08/05/2021

Different kids = different needs. 💚 This requires a parent to be emotionally present and mentally flexible.

#parenting #parentingtips #newschoolyear #momlife #dadlife #presentparenting

Different kids = different needs. 💚 This requires a parent to be emotionally present and mentally flexible.

#parenting #parentingtips #newschoolyear #momlife #dadlife #presentparenting

Photos from Kelly Jameson, PhD's post 08/03/2021

More in-person events! 🙌 Thanks to @cumcplano for hosting a women’s event to kick this year off right!

08/02/2021

Also…this is the most most math they have done all summer. 🤓➗

#speedreading #summerreading #procrastination #august #backtoschool #oneweektogo #whereismybook #momhelp

Also…this is the most most math they have done all summer. 🤓➗

#speedreading #summerreading #procrastination #august #backtoschool #oneweektogo #whereismybook #momhelp

07/30/2021

Just a reminder that what you see is a curated gallery of chosen photos and videos presented to YOU based on patterns. 💙 Real life is messy, ridiculously complicated and downright beautiful.

Just a reminder that what you see is a curated gallery of chosen photos and videos presented to YOU based on patterns. 💙 Real life is messy, ridiculously complicated and downright beautiful.

07/27/2021

Overhead in therapy on a daily basis! Why do people feel more anxious as they age? What are your guesses? 🧐

#anxiety #anxietyrelief #anxietyawareness #anxiousmoms #anxiouspeople #anxietyrelief #anxietytips #anxiousdads #anxietyrecovery

Overhead in therapy on a daily basis! Why do people feel more anxious as they age? What are your guesses? 🧐

#anxiety #anxietyrelief #anxietyawareness #anxiousmoms #anxiouspeople #anxietyrelief #anxietytips #anxiousdads #anxietyrecovery

07/26/2021

Every so often, a tv show will become popular and clients will ask excitedly, “Are you watching _______?!” It usually has a therapy or psychological component to it. They are sadly disappointed when I usually say, “No, I’m not.” They reply, “WHAT?!? You must watch!” I’ve had this conversation no less than 1,000 times. 😂

Well, this is the one everyone keeps asking me about now. No, I’m not watching it but I am reading it here at the beach. Who’s with me on this one?? I’m on page 135. I’ll report back soon…

#normalpeople #normalpeoplebook #normalpeoplehulu #beachread #goodfiction

Every so often, a tv show will become popular and clients will ask excitedly, “Are you watching _______?!” It usually has a therapy or psychological component to it. They are sadly disappointed when I usually say, “No, I’m not.” They reply, “WHAT?!? You must watch!” I’ve had this conversation no less than 1,000 times. 😂

Well, this is the one everyone keeps asking me about now. No, I’m not watching it but I am reading it here at the beach. Who’s with me on this one?? I’m on page 135. I’ll report back soon…

#normalpeople #normalpeoplebook #normalpeoplehulu #beachread #goodfiction

07/25/2021

Depends on who you ask! Watching an intense mother-daughter dynamic play-out in a therapy session can be heartbreaking. Here is what I usually see…9 out of 10 times, a daughter will be trying to explain (the best she can) her side of an issue. When I glance over at mom while she’s talking, mom is anxiously awaiting her turn to talk. Like twisting in her seat, adjusting her rings on her finger, an open mouth inhale, anything to help her restrain from jumping in and arguing her side.

It is RARE to have a mom be able to sit and really hear what her daughter is trying to communicate. A one hour session is never enough for a mother-daughter issue. Never. Ever.

For every one hour therapy session, there are hundreds of hours of at-home arguments that preceded the session. I get that. It’s hard to summarize a complicated dynamic in 60 minutes, but I applaud those who keep trying through therapy.

And God bless all of us clinicians who take on these cases. Godspeed. 🙏🏻

#motherdaughter #raisinggirls #girlmom #girlmoms #teendaughters #tweendaughters #raisingdaughters #adolescentpsychology #therapylife #lifeofatherapist #parentinggirls #ncgs #indyschools #parenteducation #allgirlschool

Depends on who you ask! Watching an intense mother-daughter dynamic play-out in a therapy session can be heartbreaking. Here is what I usually see…9 out of 10 times, a daughter will be trying to explain (the best she can) her side of an issue. When I glance over at mom while she’s talking, mom is anxiously awaiting her turn to talk. Like twisting in her seat, adjusting her rings on her finger, an open mouth inhale, anything to help her restrain from jumping in and arguing her side.

It is RARE to have a mom be able to sit and really hear what her daughter is trying to communicate. A one hour session is never enough for a mother-daughter issue. Never. Ever.

For every one hour therapy session, there are hundreds of hours of at-home arguments that preceded the session. I get that. It’s hard to summarize a complicated dynamic in 60 minutes, but I applaud those who keep trying through therapy.

And God bless all of us clinicians who take on these cases. Godspeed. 🙏🏻

#motherdaughter #raisinggirls #girlmom #girlmoms #teendaughters #tweendaughters #raisingdaughters #adolescentpsychology #therapylife #lifeofatherapist #parentinggirls #ncgs #indyschools #parenteducation #allgirlschool

07/24/2021

🟡Here it is! My annual post for parents sending kids off the college. This is your #1 resource book! You don’t have to read it cover to cover. Use it as a reference book for specific issues!

#parentingcollegekids #collegeprep #parentingbooks #collegedropoff #collegetransition #collegekidsmom #packingforcollege #lettinggobook

🟡Here it is! My annual post for parents sending kids off the college. This is your #1 resource book! You don’t have to read it cover to cover. Use it as a reference book for specific issues!

#parentingcollegekids #collegeprep #parentingbooks #collegedropoff #collegetransition #collegekidsmom #packingforcollege #lettinggobook

Kelly Jameson - Therapy. Speaking. Consulting. 07/22/2021

Kelly Jameson - Therapy. Speaking. Consulting.

I’m leaving for the beach soon to recharge my batteries…because when I return it will be August and August means one thing…break ups. I will spend this transitional month talking to teenagers about the emotionally loaded, dreaded question of, “Should we break up before we leave for college?” There will be tears. Lots of tears. There will be pros and cons. There will be worry, fear, paranoia, sadness, grief, longing, and pain. There will be so much crying.

So, what I’m saying is pray for me. Send treats. I like sweet coffee, iced chais, skittles, peanut M&Ms, and books. Call or text me consistently until Labor Day because…August. 💔💔💔

Kelly Jameson - Therapy. Speaking. Consulting. Therapy. Speaking. Consulting.

07/21/2021

Calls about anxious teens coming in non-stop this time of year! Just a reminder, therapy works! 🛋

#anxiety #anxietyrelief #anxietyawareness #anxietyattack #anxietysupport #anxietyrecovery #anxietyproblems #anxietyhelp #anxiousteens #anxiousmoms #anxiousmomsclub

Calls about anxious teens coming in non-stop this time of year! Just a reminder, therapy works! 🛋

#anxiety #anxietyrelief #anxietyawareness #anxietyattack #anxietysupport #anxietyrecovery #anxietyproblems #anxietyhelp #anxiousteens #anxiousmoms #anxiousmomsclub

07/20/2021

Summer brings lots of family time. This is your reminder that home should be calm, supportive, and pleasant. A place to recharge your emotional batteries, not drain them.🔋

Summer brings lots of family time. This is your reminder that home should be calm, supportive, and pleasant. A place to recharge your emotional batteries, not drain them.🔋

Photos from Kelly Jameson, PhD's post 07/18/2021

A teenager in 6 frames. He came out to ask to go somewhere (of course) but I thought he looked cute so I started snapping pics while he was asking and you can see what happened next. Who can relate this moment in time? “Mom, stop!”

#momlife #raisingboys #parentingteens #momsofinstagram

07/15/2021

I’m starting to see a lot of memes and angst against the word “self-care.” (Same way we saw the word “bullying” take a turn in the last 10 years.) Guess what? Denying or making fun of self-care only further perpetuates the ridiculous notion that it is unnecessary. Nothing could be further from the truth.

My guess is those who are making fun of self-care are actually the ones who need it the most, and are probably the sickest walking amongst us. If you don’t like the word “self-care” find a different word, but I promise if you don’t make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your your illness. Your body is a chemical & electrical system that requires maintenance aka “self-care.”

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I’m starting to see a lot of memes and angst against the word “self-care.” (Same way we saw the word “bullying” take a turn in the last 10 years.) Guess what? Denying or making fun of self-care only further perpetuates the ridiculous notion that it is unnecessary. Nothing could be further from the truth.

My guess is those who are making fun of self-care are actually the ones who need it the most, and are probably the sickest walking amongst us. If you don’t like the word “self-care” find a different word, but I promise if you don’t make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your your illness. Your body is a chemical & electrical system that requires maintenance aka “self-care.”

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07/12/2021

We could all use the reminder! Love these tips.💚
@themindfulcorner

We could all use the reminder! Love these tips.💚
@themindfulcorner

07/10/2021

Summer is a great time to instill family rituals. These tie the binds closer and instill a sense of safety. When a child can say, “We always (fill in the blank) in July” it provides a secure attachment to their family and sense of ultimate belonging. It doesn’t have to be a big trip, small things count too-all year long. 💛

#familyrituals #familyritual #familysystems #familytraditions #safetyandsecurity #attachmentstyles #belonging

Summer is a great time to instill family rituals. These tie the binds closer and instill a sense of safety. When a child can say, “We always (fill in the blank) in July” it provides a secure attachment to their family and sense of ultimate belonging. It doesn’t have to be a big trip, small things count too-all year long. 💛

#familyrituals #familyritual #familysystems #familytraditions #safetyandsecurity #attachmentstyles #belonging

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