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Jamie Criswell

Founder and CEO


What thriving means to me

Thriving to me isn’t about living free of pain, discomfort, or hurt. It means facing those things with courage, bravery and hope because I know that we were made for so much more than just surviving every day. Even in the midst of the struggle, we can have joy and hope and we can thrive. In my life, this looks like eating healthy, being active, getting outside, prioritizing time with family and friends, giving back, serving, and being active in my faith community.

More About Jamie

 I support our admin staff in their roles of supporting our therapists and helping our practice run smoothly. I love to focus on the big picture areas of the practice and make sure everything we do aligns with our values, model and goal of helping our clients and therapists thrive. I love that my day always looks different. Most weeks I spend my time meeting with some of my favorite people, being creative in designing new systems and processes or dabbling in networking and marketing. I also spend time providing clinical supervision to LMFTA’s as an AAMFT-approved supervisor. I love that I get to support the next generation of Marriage and Family Therapists and the field.

Why I love what I do

I feel immensely blessed to work alongside amazing people and help support them in their roles. I love being able to see therapists thrive because they feel cared for, valued, and supported and get to do what they feel called to do. I love seeing our clients thrive because they feel cared for and valued and can do the hard work needed to make lasting changes in their lives. Foundations was a leap of faith that I felt called to start 10 years ago, and I am grateful to be part of the journey.

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What i do

For Fun!

I love traveling with my family (yes, even with 3 children), being outside in nature (I can’t pick a favorite between the beach and the mountains), finding great local coffee places and restaurants, reading or listening to audiobooks or podcasts. I love Christmas and watching Christmas movies and enjoy decorating our house and our FFT offices. I don’t catch as many games as I used to, but I love going to college football games (go pirates!)