Hello, I’m Jamie!

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

  • I am a Licensed Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified in Family Medicine and Psychiatric Mental Health.

  • I'm committed to delivering compassionate evidence based mental health care services for adults and adolescents including evaluations, medication management and personalized psychotherapy services to fit your personal needs and goals.

  • I understand that people often seek psychiatric support or therapy when they're experiencing emotional or psychological pain stemming from unrecognized beliefs, conflicts, or patterns.

  • I'm here to listen & help you gain a deeper understanding of your feelings, thought processes, and behaviors, empowering you to develop healthy relationships with yourself and others.

“Let me help you be the best version of yourself”

  • Accepting new patients
  • In network with select insurance companies: Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Oscar Health, Oxford, Capital Blue Cross Pennsylvania (pending)
  • Available for virtual sessions
  • Flexible hours- evening hours available
  • Schedule a free 15-minute initial phone consultation, so we can discuss your needs and determine if we are a good fit.

-Jamie Kakkanattu MSN, FNP- BC, PMHNP-BC, CCRN


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  • New patient initial consult- 60 minutes
  • Listen & get to know you better by assessing your thoughts, feelings and behaviors
  • Obtaining a medical, personal, mental health, childhood/family history, trauma, abuse, current life/stressors, goals/strengths, protective factors
  • Medication reconciliation
  • Review of previous psych records/labs
  • Personalized treatment plan with recommendations
  • Exploring readiness to help you uncover and build motivation to change habits
  • Listening to understand
  • Use of combined evidence based therapy approaches including Cognitive-behavioral, dialectal behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, motivational enhancement, solution focused brief, person centered, strength based, acceptance and commitment, interpersonal, and mindfulness-based therapies
  • Pharmacological recommendations to help prevent, manage, or alleviate symptoms related to illness
  • Evidence based treatment approaches
  • Discuss alternatives holistic approaches
  • Patient education of medication purpose, monitoring, & side effects

  • GeneSight Psychotropic testing may help you avoid multiple medication trials by providing information about which medications may require dose adjustments, be less likely to work, or have an increased risk of side effects based on your genetic information

“I’m dedicated to providing personalized and comprehensive mental health services to every individual I work with”

Specialties & Expertise

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Areas of focus

  • School issues
  • Self abandonment
  • Self esteem
  • Sleep
  • Stress
  • Self work and self-love
  • Substance use
  • Trauma
  • Finding meaning
  • Grief
  • People pleasing
  • Perfectionism
  • Women’s issues
  • Adjusting to medical illness
  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol use
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Attachment disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Body image
  • Boundaries
  • Burn out
  • Codependency
  • Coping skills
  • Conscious living
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders

  • Family conflict
  • Family medicine
  • Generational trauma
  • Insomnia
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mood disorders
  • Men’s issues
  • Narcissistic abuse
  • OCD
  • Personality disorders
  • Peer relationships
  • Psychotic disorders
  • PTSD
  • Relationship trauma
  • Relationship issues

1:1 Integrative psychotherapy

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Treatment approaches

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Individual Therapy Session
Cognitive Behavioral CBT
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Dialectal Behavioral DBT
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Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Purpose: CBT aims to identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors. It helps individuals develop coping strategies for managing various mental health issues.
  • Used for: Depression, anxiety disorders, phobias, PTSD, OCD, eating disorders, anger issues.

  • Purpose: DBT combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with mindfulness and acceptance strategies to help individuals regulate emotions, tolerate distress, improve relationships, and develop self-acceptance.
  • Used for: Borderline Personality Disorder, self-harm behaviors, suicidal ideation, eating disorders.

  • Purpose: IPT focuses on improving communication skills and building healthier relationships. It addresses interpersonal issues that contribute to emotional distress.
  • Used for: Depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, relationship problems.

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Motivational Interviewing
  • Purpose: Psychodynamic therapy explores unconscious thoughts and feelings, often rooted in past experiences, to gain insight into current behaviors and emotions.
  • Used for: Various mental health disorders, relationship issues, unresolved childhood traumas.

  • Purpose: Person-Centered Supportive Therapy focuses on creating a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their feelings, thoughts, and experiences without judgment.
  • Used for: Beneficial for anxiety, depression, grief, and self-esteem issues. It is particularly helpful when the client needs a non-directive, empathetic space to express themselves.
  • Purpose: MI is a collaborative, goal-oriented method of communication designed to strengthen a person's motivation for change. MI aims to help individuals resolve their ambivalence and find intrinsic motivation to make positive behavioral changes.
  • Used for: MI is commonly used in addiction treatment, addressing substance abuse and alcoholism.
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Acceptance and Commitment
  • Purpose: Mindfulness-based therapies, such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), teach mindfulness techniques to reduce stress, anxiety, and negative thinking patterns.
  • Used for: Anxiety disorders, depression, stress-related issues, chronic pain, relapse prevention (in addiction treatment).
  • Purpose: (ACT) aims to help individuals accept their thoughts and feelings rather than fighting against them. It encourages mindfulness, values clarification, and committed action, allowing patients to live a meaningful life while acknowledging and accepting their emotional experiences.
  • Used for: ACT is used for anxiety disorders, depression, chronic pain, PTSD, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
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Solution Focused Brief SFBT
  • Purpose: (SFBT) helps individuals identify and work toward achievable solutions to their problems, rather than focusing extensively on the problems themselves. It emphasizes exploring existing strengths, resources, and successes to empower clients to envision a positive future.
  • Used for: SFBT is used for anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and stress-related disorders.
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Fees for service schedule

  • 15 minute initial consult: free
  • Please contact me directly for out of network private pay rates for services.
  • You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” please visit: Good Faith Estimate

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  • In network with select insurance companies: Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Oscar Health, Oxford, Capital Blue Cross Pennsylvania (pending)
  • Contact your insurance company directly and ask them if you have out-of-network benefits for outpatient mental health services.
  • I can provide you with a bill to submit to your insurance to request reimbursement for out-of-network benefits for outpatient mental health services.


Cancellation Policy

  • Scheduled appointments must be canceled or rescheduled at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment to avoid a cancellation fee per policy.

-This will allow me to schedule & offer other patients appointments.

  • Scheduled appointment cancelations or missed appointments that are within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment will be charged a fee per policy.

Schedule a free 15 minute

consultation today

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Contact me:

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Phone (call or text)

(610) 978-6677

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Servicing Philadelphia & greater Philadelphia areas



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