TELL Japan

Meet TELL Therapist Dr. Jaime Hopkins

Published on February 1, 2017

Dr. Jaime Hopkins was born and raised in Maryland and is an unapologetic Baltimore Ravens fan. With a distaste for cold weather and chilly climates, she migrated south for her education, receiving her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2005 from Nova Southeastern University in Florida and post-doctoral training at the University of Miami School of Medicine. 

Feeling the need for an adventure, she jumped at the opportunity to head to Japan in 2009 to work with Educational and Development Intervention Services (EDIS) for the Department of Defense schools. Reminded of her dislike for winter, Jaime then headed to Honolulu, Hawaii to work with the Hawaii State School System in their School Based Behavioral Health program. During her time in Hawaii, she took advantage of the perfect weather, completing her first marathon, running triathlons, and learning to surf.
Remembering Japan fondly, but forgetting the sub-15 degree Celsius temperatures, she excitedly returned with her Navy husband and now two-year-old daughter. Practicing what she preaches, she is fully engaged with mindfulness at home, remaining calm while raising her child and her toddler. 
Always up for a challenge, when she is not counseling and testing for TELL, she serves as a Clinical Preceptor for the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) at Yokosuka Naval Hospital, Japan and teaches at the University of Maryland University College. With the remainder of her free time, she sleeps, eats, and enjoys time with her family, mostly her daughter.

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