About Me

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 10 years of licensed experience and over 27 years of experience in human services. I have gained my experience in a variety of settings including schools, military bases, inpatient and outpatient mental health facilities, and detention centers. I have worked with individuals, families, children and adults coping with a variety of common concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress and relationships, and more chronic issues including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and personality disorders.

As I have assisted others in reaching their goals, I have always tried to help foster growth and independence by asking questions that has allowed the individuals to arrive at their destination at their own comfort level.

Deciding to engage in counseling is a huge first step on the road to wellness. Let me help you reach your optimum level of functioning!


Specialties

  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue Read more...
Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #7688 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by S.T. on Feb 22, 2021 after counseling with James for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I really liked working with James

Written by B.E. on Dec 28, 2020 after counseling with James for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, and anger management

James listens and offers great guidance and tips. He often gives me homework that really helps me unpack the session and strategize moving forward.

Written by M.A. on Dec 22, 2020 after counseling with James for 3 weeks on issues concerning grief, and career difficulties

James is great. He is very respectful and generous, and he offers thoughtful suggestions.

Written by D.A. on Nov 20, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life

James is a very good person to speak with and get help from.

Written by A.A. on Nov 11, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

James is very calm and insightful. He offered me a lot of great support and practical advise that was incredibly helpful. His experience shows and I highly recommend James. Thanks

Written by G.E. on Oct 08, 2020 after counseling with James for 3 weeks

He seem very kind and understanding and willing to listen.

Written by A.M. on Sep 25, 2020 after counseling with James for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

He is a VERY patient listener. And I never feel 'judged'. He walks me through what I told him, then says how does that make y

Written by M.E. on Sep 24, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

James has been kind and warm throughout and always on time and always checks in with you. His helped me regain my confidence and took time to understand me.

Written by K.A. on Aug 17, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

An absolute GEM. Just delightful to talk to. James takes the time to ensure you are comfortable and really get to know what you want to work on. He is easy to talk to and very understanding! I went through two counsellors before him and am so glad I got matched with him! Third times a charm! 10/10 would recommend.

Written by L.A. on Jun 19, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Dr. Allen is a good counselor. I don't feel judged and I feel very understood when speaking with him. I think betterhelp has done a good job of finding a kindred spirit in that he can sympathize and empathize with my background. He also follow ups very well.

Written by A.N. on May 27, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I'm very comfortable with James and he is very responsive to me. He gives sound advice, good coaching and helps me to figure things out. I'm very pleased with his professionalism and he's not judgmental.

Written by E.Z. on May 20, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

James has been Helpful and Attentive. Did not make me feel judged and made me realize that I made a good decision by getting a councillor. I always look forward to our sessions.

Written by M.A. on May 19, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

He is attentive, gives you a sense of feeling safe within yourself and outside. He has lots of experiences with kids and has a way to help make you feel good about you. He asks the right questions and is very responsive.

Written by J.O. on Apr 30, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd

James is very friendly & not pushy - which was great. Everything was at my pace. He has very good insight and helped me discover a starting point in reflecting on what may be a fuel to my issues. He does not make me feel like that is something wrong with me - which is important. Great listener, which I needed.

Written by T.Y. on Apr 26, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and family conflicts

I was seeking counseling for the first time, I was skeptical at first, but once I joined and spoke to James via phone calls, he was able to listen and understand the problems I was going through and teach me how to cope with my mental health issues. Thank you James!

Written by N.O. on Apr 25, 2020 after counseling with James for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

James is extremely informative and empathetic and goes the extra mile to give me support.

Written by J.E. on Apr 18, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

James is very easy to talk to, very personable and insightful. He makes an effort to connect on a professional and personal level in a respectful/ effective manner. I am happy to have been paired with James Allen.

Written by C.H. on Apr 15, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and adhd

Will be recommending James Allen to a lot of folks.

Written by J.O. on Apr 15, 2020 after counseling with James for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

James is a great counsellor, he is really easy to talk to and has helped me a lot in a short space of time.

Written by A.M. on Apr 03, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Very professional and a very good listener.

Written by L.A. on Mar 26, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

James is a true professional. He goes above and beyond my expectations to make sure that I am in a good place during the stresses caused by law school and this pandemic.

Written by C.A. on Mar 11, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

He's really understanding, and a nice and polite person, he gives practical advice and earned my trust from the get go, I've just started counseling but I already feel the difference, can't be happier.

Written by M.E. on Mar 06, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and anger management

He listens, he engages and he's well experienced and educated!

Written by C.H. on Feb 24, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and self esteem

I have been very impressed with Dr. Allen. He responds to me almost immediately, and he is extremely accommodating when we need to find a time for our live session (especially considering I live in Italy, so it's a bit more difficult with the 6 hour difference). He is compassionate and empathetic and offers good practical advice. I look forward to continuing to work together and would recommend him to anyone!