Hello, I’m Dr. CJ and I’m glad you’re considering counseling! Whether you are new to therapy or just online counseling in general, I’m here to assist you in your time of need. I have 7 years of counseling experience and look forward to getting to know you better.
My highest degree is a Doctorate of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Counseling and Administration. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC # 9531) and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC # 00272838).
I employ a multi-systemic approach that is founded upon person-centered therapy and evolves to include: Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-focused, and Narrative therapies. I incorporate techniques that assist in the modification of behavior and cognition such as emotion regulation, development of alternative behaviors, and negative thought replacement. Using these techniques, I hope to assist you with describing and finally living the narrative of your ideal life.
My counseling style is nurturing and empathetic, with honesty and challenge. I want to provide a therapeutic relationship where you feel validated and confident enough to make steps toward bettering your life. We all have an idea of the person we want to be and sometimes we need a safe space to grow and then take flight. I’m hoping our interaction can be that for you.
I am a HUGE consumer of various fandoms. I enjoy all things that allow my nerd flag to fly. I love connecting with others over things that are special to them and I look forward to connecting with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue Read more...
LPC #9531 (Expires: 2021-06-01)
Dr. CJ is my first therapist I have ever met with and I feel so fortunate for it. She balances compassion while being objective about resolving my issues with anxiety and self esteem. I can concretely say I am able to resolve my internal issues with her strategies and our discussion points.
Very intelligent and sharp woman, who listens and communicates effectively. She helped me assemble my mental framework similarly to a jigsaw puzzle. I've heard this similar comment from a much older friend in insurance sales who had therapy, was able to obtain a different perspective, and moved from a depressed state to a top performer at her company. This was my first experience in reframing my mind.
Dr. C.J. has helped me unearth root issues and identify patterns that years upon years of overthinking couldn't find. Sometimes, you just need an external person - ideally an amazing professional like Dr. C.J. - to help you reframe things and identify the missing piece of the puzzle.
Through my conversations with Dr. C.J., I am constantly finding new puzzle pieces, allowing me to feel a consistent sense of progress and growth in my life. It's so fulfilling to feel empowered to handle life's issues in an intentional way and to keep moving forward.
Through listening intently, always remembering my overarching "story" and things we've discussed in previous sessions, Dr. C.J. empowers me to feel confident in facing life and whatever it throws my way. Thank you!
Dr. Clemmons-James has a gift for making me really look at things a different way. She’s very understanding, and I can tell she’s helping me to discover solutions by considering a different perspective, whether through conversations or some material she suggests I read. . She’s very easy to talk to, and thoughtfully responds in a timely manner. She was a great match for me.
Dr. CJ is a wonderful therapist. She takes the time to understand my personality, and what I'm trying to achieve in therapy. She is helping me set the road map and gives me the tools to achieve what I need to. Our sessions always help me see things in a different light without any judgement. Dr. CJ always responds to my messages and is extremely supportive. I definitely recommend her if you want to overcome the challenges in your life.
Dr. CJ is very kind and easy to talk to. She gives me ways to think about things and work on things, that I haven’t gotten in any of my other counseling experiences. I appreciate having her in my corner.
Dr. CJ is a great listener and helped me focus on making progress. Her kind support and empathy made all the difference and will continue to play a part in maintaining my mental health.
Dr CJ is the most amazing listener! I have found her advice and methods so beneficial and it’s only been a couple of weeks. Very down to earth and insightful. Would highly recommend.
Dr. Clemson’s-James is extremely understanding and open. She shares with me about her life as I share. This communication and support has provided me the opportunity to clearly express my feelings and take steps in a positive direction.