I am a Counseling Psychologist with over 10 years experience providing therapy services. I have worked extensively with clients on issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma and the impact of growing up in an unsafe environment, family conflict, and a host of other problems. I have a penchant for working with young adults as most of my work has taken place on college campuses, but I have also conducted therapy in substance abuse treatment facilities and in domestic violence centers. I have also worked and lived abroad, and have an understanding of acculturation concerns and culture shock.
I practice therapy from a collaborative standpoint, where my responsibility is to create a atmosphere of trust and acceptance whereby you can feel comfortable talking about the good, the bad, and the ugly. I strive to truly understand each person's unique circumstances, including how they got there and where they want to go, I enjoy the metaphor that, for therapy, the client drives the car while I sit in the passenger seat. You direct the session and I navigate where I think we can go to find a better way.
I respect all my client's and their decision to open up to me or anyone else. If we work together, I hope I am able to help, and if not, point you in the right direction.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Cancer, Co-morbidity, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Expats, Gender Dysphoria, HIV / AIDS, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Sexuality, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TN Psychologist 3780
Dr. Arnett has been absolutely wonderful. He listens with care, and is very supportive.
Written on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with James for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, coping with life changes, grief, sleeping disorders, compassion fatigue, and lgbt
I came to BetterHelp in a time where I felt completely lost and without purpose. Dr. Arnett helped me find ways to cope with my chaotic thought processes and find a sense of calm within myself. He is very personable, nonjudgmental and easy to talk to. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone seeking therapy with BetterHelp!
Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with James for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue