My name is James Hunter MS, LPC, LCDC. I am 52 years old and I have over 23 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. I have worked in various levels of care from intensive inpatient, supported residential treatment programs, and outpatient treating a wide range of mental health symptoms and behaviors. I Specialize in Cognitive & Behavioral Psychotherapies, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Existential approaches, Substance Use Disorders/Addiction counseling, and other modalities modified to your needs. My graduate school work was in both clinical psychology and counseling. I have worked with and treated diverse populations and many people representing many cultures. I have experience working with and treating Mood Disorders such as Depression & Anxiety type disorders with evidenced based treatment modalities. I also have 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.
My approach can be very genuine, direct, and honest and while I may not always tell you "what you want to hear," I will provide feedback based on what is best to hear to help improve your insight into your problems. My counseling/therapy style may not be for everyone. If you are ready to make changes and are seeking honesty, logic, and a solution focused approach then I may be a good fit for you. A little about my personal life is that I 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 a new lifestyle & healthier habits can present challenges and often at times 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, 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." Depending on what day of the week you get linked with me you may possibly have your 1st live session the following week if the schedule for that current week has been booked up already for the present week you are subscribing to me, however the openings going forward are from week to week but do fill up typically be the end of the week for the following week. NOTE: Live Counseling Sessions are capped at 30 to 45 minutes depending on needs at this time in order to be able to accommodate everyone on my caseload. MY SCHEDULE: My days and hours of availability may vary from month to month. Please look at my schedule and make sure that if you want to work with me that you are able to be available during my available days and hours you see listed. If you have any questions about my schedule feel free to ask me. Thank you. If it is available on my schedule for that week you may book the session. Please present on time for scheduled appointments at the time scheduled. If you do not present within 15 minutes of the time that the session is supposed to start, I will move on to other duties that I have during my work day and you will need to reschedule. Always feel free to ask me any questions about my schedule.
VERY IMPORTANT: If you are a new member matching with me and you can't make yourself available for a "live session" by at least within the first 2 weeks from the time you matched with me, I may ask you to match with another therapist as when members are assigned to me but give no responses or do not prioritize a time to be available this is unproductive to planning my week to week schedule. I do require a reasonable amount of consistency and frequency with communication and live sessions. If this reasonable expecation can't be met, I will ask you to match with another therapist as Therapy needs to be made a "Priority" otherwise this is not an efficient use of time.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 16513
I was hesitant to start therapy and didn't know how comfortable I'd be speaking with a stranger. But my first sessions was spent getting to know my therapist and building an understanding of my needs and concerns. I've now had several sessions and feel more comfortable broaching topics or asking questions. I appreciate the open conversations I'm able to have.
Written on Feb 23, 2024 after therapy with James for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coaching
James is a genuine guy who speaks truth into your life. He is a resource of knowledge and experience with a logical point of view. Been very helpful with the methods he applies to work through things
Written on Jan 30, 2024 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coaching, and adhd
I’ve had an excellent experience working with James. He’s very attentive during our sessions and offers great insight on the topics we discussed.
Written on Jan 19, 2024 after therapy with James for 3 months on issues concerning addictions
James is very good at giving feedback and supplying material to help you gain the tools you may need to improve your life.
Written on Jan 17, 2024 after therapy with James for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and coaching
James is very smart and direct in his communication which I appreciate. He makes it clear what to expect and is thorough in laying out his agenda as well as general concepts like boundaries. I really like James a lot.
Written on Jan 02, 2024 after therapy with James for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
James is a great help in working through my concerns.
Written on Dec 22, 2023 after therapy with James for 9 months on issues concerning coaching