James Madison University
PHOTO: Jessica Spaeth

Jessica Spaeth

  • Years Attended: 2008-2012
  • Advisor: Craig Shealy


I am currently a licensed psychologist in North Carolina working at a large, outpatient, private practice. I live in the Wilmington, NC area and thoroughly enjoy living and working near the beach! In my work, I conduct both therapy and psychological assessments for most ages and presenting conditions. More recently, I have specialized in working with children with autism spectrum disorder, developmental and learning disabilities, as well as a multitude of mental health presentations. I find the work I do incredibly rewarding, especially when children and parents are able to acquire the necessary services to learn and grow based on the evaluations we complete together. 

Program Reflections

My time in the C-I program was a profound experience, both personally and professionally. The culture of our program, created by all faculty, was built on the foundations of support and encouragement. This, in turn, allowed for my open exploration and acquisition of various psychological interventions amongst multiple client populations. In my current practice, I find myself reflecting and using the skills I developed during my time in the C-I program and feel confident that I would not be the clinician I am today without the guidance of the faculty at JMU.