James Hunter

(LPC, LCDC, NSCA-CPT)

About Me

My name is James Hunter MS, LPC, LCDC, NSCA-CPT: I am 50 years old and I have over 20 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas and I am also a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. I have worked in various levels of care from intensive inpatient, supported residential, and outpatient treating a wide range of mental health symptoms and behaviors. I Specialize in Cognitive & Behavioral Psychotherapy, Mental Health/Wellness Counseling, and Substance Use Disorders/Addictive related behaviors & disorders counseling, and other modalities modified to your needs. My graduate school work was in both clinical psychology and counseling. I graduated from Texas & A&M University Corpus Christi, TX. I have worked with and treated diverse populations and many people representing many cultures. I have excellent experience working with and treating Mood Disorders such as Depression & Anxiety type disorders with evidenced based treatment modalities such as the Cognitive & Behavioral Therapies, Psychodynamic Therapies, Existential approaches, and also incorporating Family Systems models. I also have excellent experience treating and addressing Behavioral Problems and Maladaptive Behaviors that arise due to unhealthy coping mechanism and teaching clients healthier replacement behaviors and coping mechanisms. I also have excellent experience working with and treating Substance Use Disorders with Cognitive & Behavioral Therapies and am knowledgeable of 12 Step Programs such as NA and AA . A little about my personal life is that I am a competitive athlete and practice a lifestyle of physical fitness as part of my overall wellness and self-care. I believe in a total wellness approach to treating mental health disorders and life issues that considers the larger picture of health: Mental, Emotional, Physical, Social, Spiritual, Environmental, & Occupational or sense of purpose. I understand that adapting new lifestyle & healthier habits can present challenges and often time may seem difficult. My goal is to assist you with improving your mental health, well-being, overall fitness as a person, and with developing healthy patterns of thinking and healthier behaviors/coping mechanisms while helping you gain insight into your own personal psychology and development. I am ready to assist you with: Adjustment to life issues, Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem, feeling overwhelmed by life, Stress, addiction, toxic relationships, and more. IMPORTANT: "Please Check my Schedule for days & hours of availability first to make sure that my days and times available will meet your needs."


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #16513 (Expires: 2022-05-31)


Reviews

Written by M.O. on Feb 22, 2021 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

James is wonderful. He is inspiring and caring. I feel safe talking to him and look forward to our sessions. He has been a huge help in my life.

Written by A.N. on Jan 13, 2021 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I'm new to therapy, James is a really nice guy and is working really well with me to overcome my issues.

Written by L.O. on Jan 05, 2021 after counseling with James for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

James has been extremely responsive and is always prepared for my meeting. He has prepared himself to meet with me and always feels present to my concerns and remembers our previous conversations. He often has resources and suggestions for varied concerns. He honestly cares about my well-being.

Written by A.L. on Dec 21, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 months on issues concerning parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mr. Hunter is an excellent listener and provides amazing feedback. I would strongly recommend him to any of my family members and/or friends.

Written by M.E. on Dec 11, 2020 after counseling with James for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

I am glad I take these sessions with you, It really helps me to remain relaxed and the techniques help me with anxiety. I highly appreciate your expertise. Thank you.

Written by C.H. on Nov 24, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

James Hunter has a wide range of knowledge and is able to break down information to help me understand and utilize it. I appreciate his feedback and guidance. He is very professional and I would highly recommend him to my friends and family.

Written by K.A. on Nov 22, 2020 after counseling with James for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

In every session I felt like I was listened to, my words and thoughts considered and help provided. James was always affable, open and conscientious. He helped lead me in the right direction with questions that never felt intrusive but helped to naturally explore ideas and issues I have/had. He provided worksheets and was always open to sending more if I asked. I am very happy with having had him as my counselor.

Written by T.I. on Nov 13, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I am so thankful for my sessions with James. He helped me break through some tough things in just a short amount of time. He genuinely cares and his passion for his work shines through. Thank you James!

Written by D.A. on Oct 25, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

I like that he listens to me and actually hears what I say to him. He gives me great feedback and helps me the best he can.

Written by S.A. on Oct 10, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I have been working with James for a short while now, and every time we have a session he asks me how I am feeling. On top of that, he assigns me to do work on things that are causing my mental issues that give me some guidance on to bettering myself. I am planning to do more sessions with him because he also has great advice in other areas of my life not just the sole problem, but many of the roots. We attack my issues over just simply talking about them.

Written by S.A. on Oct 07, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

James has been great at listening to me and helping me put into words my own issues, when I couldn't!

Written by Z.A. on Oct 05, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

James has good great level of expertise to deel with complex issues in life...Definetely recommend to frnds and family...