Hello my name is Jim. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working in the counseling field for the past thirty years. I have been privileged to provide counseling and therapy services to individual, couples and families and use an approach that empathizes collaboration and measurable results.
My counseling style creates a warm and accepting environment in which people learn to identify and express their feelings so that we can work together to deepen your understanding of feelings and the thoughts that typically accompany them. Once we learn more about our feelings and the thoughts them behind them, we can do more to make changes in thoughts and behaviors that enhance our growth and and help us meet goals.
I use various techniques such as those derived from cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral therapy and Adlerian Life-Style analysis . These help to make situational changes and to gain awareness of how many of our automatic thoughts, reactions, feelings can be facilitate change once they are understood. This can increase our range of choice and better feelings once we understand more about our personal automatic reactions.
My technique and style is helpful for
I am very happy that you are taking these steps to better understand yourself an d work towards more fulfilling relationships in your work, love and friendships and most
importantly for your self-care, self-esteem and your relationship to yourself!
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Blended Family Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL Psychologist 071.005714
I have only had 2 sessions with Dr English but I've felt very comfortable in sharing with him which leads me to believe he is a good therapist.
Written on Sep 11, 2022 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes
Dr. English is amazingly down to earth, he understood my goals, and helped guide me in the direction I wanted to go with my healing. His feedback was always fair, and he never criticized me when I was learning to navigate my feelings
Written on Dec 01, 2021 after therapy with James for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and adhd
Written on Aug 20, 2021 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
He is very friendly and compassionate
Written on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues
Very helpful and understanding and a keen interest in my issues.
Written on Aug 13, 2020 after therapy with James for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties