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!
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Anger management
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...
LPC #7688 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
I really liked working with James
James listens and offers great guidance and tips. He often gives me homework that really helps me unpack the session and strategize moving forward.
James is great. He is very respectful and generous, and he offers thoughtful suggestions.
James is a very good person to speak with and get help from.
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
He seem very kind and understanding and willing to listen.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
James is extremely informative and empathetic and goes the extra mile to give me support.
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.
Will be recommending James Allen to a lot of folks.
James is a great counsellor, he is really easy to talk to and has helped me a lot in a short space of time.
Very professional and a very good listener.
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.
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.
He listens, he engages and he's well experienced and educated!
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!