I specialize in helping people struggling with tough decisions, difficult people, and challenging situations by helping them to develop realistic solutions. Experience a supportive, individual and engaging approach to treatment with humor, access to a knowledge base and authenticity. I help clients to navigate their world of relationships by learning to "do less" and "be more." This starts by modeling a new and different relationship that is without judgment or unwanted advice. I will work with you in discovering your barriers to fulfillment and increase your belief in your capacity to change. We will accomplish this goal by establishing a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship.
I have practiced as a licensed counselor since 1989 providing mental health, and substance use disorder services with extensive training in many modalities. My approach is tailored to your particular needs with a empathetic and trauma focused approach. I have taught masters level mental health counseling for over 20 years and my scope of practice and certifications also includes certification as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCPT).
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OH LPCC E.0001141-SUPV
Written on May 26, 2022 after therapy with A. James (Jim) for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
Jim is fantastic to talk to and really helps me get to the root of what I’m trying to say as I spout 5 half sentences trying to explain myself. He is kind and funny and reminds me to stay kind to myself. I always end the session feeling like I understand me more.
Written on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with A. James (Jim) for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I have never made so much progress with a therapist, I really appreciate everything Jim has done and is doing for me. He’s an amazing therapist !
Written on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with A. James (Jim) for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and adhd
James has provided such a high level of support. We focus on coping strategies which include both new practices introduced to me by James as well as evolving some of existing practices to help me more mentally. It feels like I am getting tailor made support and solutions with detailed context about how these can be helpful. James is easy for talk to and is still deeply insightful. He has helped me so much in this difficult time and I would recommend him to anyone interested in a practical approach to helping oneself.
Written on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with A. James (Jim) for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues
Its been a week or two and I an very happy I found him. He is funny, down to earth, he has time for me, he makes the effort to respond and really make me think a lot of myself.
Written on Jun 03, 2021 after therapy with A. James (Jim) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues
I literally love him! He is very responsive and attentive. He checks in throughout the week, remembers past conversations, and offers lots of tools
Written on May 17, 2021 after therapy with A. James (Jim) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue