James Birks

(LMFT)

About Me

You have come to the right place! My Name is James Birks (pronouns: he, him) I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California. I am a Southern California native and completed my Bachelors of Psychology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and my Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Southern California (USC). I completed my extensive clinical training at the Los Angeles LGBT Center and several other community based organizations. I have experience working with individuals, couples and families regarding depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship/marriage dynamics and career concerns.

Taking the first step to get help can be hard which is why I make it my mission to create a non-judgmental and supportive environment and focus on building a caring and empathetic relationships with each one of my clients. I will encourage you to be honest and vulnerable so that you may move toward being your most authentic self. Together we will create a unique and individual plan that will address your specific goals as well as building your knowledge and skills to provide conflict resolution and symptom relief.

Embarking on a therapeutic journey takes work and commitment and if you are willing to put in the work I am committed to helping you succeed.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #98911 (Expires: 2020-06-30)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Sep 14, 2018 after counseling with James for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

James rocks. He truly reads and listens to my ramblings. Into his response he incorporates thought out suggestions, resources and positive feedback. James and BetterHelp is a good thing.

Written by W.E. on Apr 28, 2018 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

I am very grateful that I found out about BetterHelp and my counselor as well. My counselor is very understanding and responds to everything I have to say. Would strongly recommend to everyone who needs counseling.

Written by D.A. on Apr 28, 2018 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

I love the ability to send a message when I’m thinking about it instead of having to wait for an appointment and forgetting about what I wanted to talk about. Then getting a response is wonderful.

Written by M.A. on Apr 23, 2018 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and bipolar

Really understanding, friendly and compassionate.

Written by P.E. on Apr 23, 2018 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and bipolar

James is punctual, insightful, and thoughtful. He is sincere and addresses my concerns. He provides helpful resources and reading material related to my concerns. I would recommend him to anyone looking for professional help with managing anxiety and depression.

Written by R.O. on Apr 23, 2018 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I am grateful to have James as my therapist. He is competent, understanding, supportive, and everything I think a good therapist needs to be. I feel safe, heard, and uplifted when I open up to him.