I was born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Morningside College in Sioux City . I earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota . In the spring of 2013, I was awarded a Specialist’s Degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota. For six years, I worked as a counselor with a local community mental health center. In June of 2013, I established a private practice . In my years as a counselor, I have worked with a variety of populations experiencing a wide range of emotional challenges. This work has included working with families, couples, and children.
Additional areas of focus: Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
SD LPC-MH 30534
James is very committed to helping you. He listens, and gives helpful information on how to help your struggles. I strongly recommend him.
Written on Sep 11, 2023 after therapy with James for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
I have been skeptical of therapy in the past but he made me rethink it. I have been very pleased and would recommend him if asked. He has been a great resource to me.
Written on Jul 27, 2023 after therapy with James for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
He does a great job of giving personable but tangible help.
Written on May 30, 2023 after therapy with James for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Easy to talk to understanding of everyday problems or things that may come up. Very supportive not only with therapy but also with goals set for myself
Written on May 16, 2023 after therapy with James for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
James is great! Highly recommend
Written on May 01, 2023 after therapy with James for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions
He listens and gives great ideas to help better yourself and figure out ways to work on any issue
Written on Apr 22, 2023 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, and coping with life changes