My name is James Hunter MS, LPC, LCDC. I am 51 years old and I have over 22 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 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, 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 hours of availability are Primarily Monday Through Thursday with sessions available starting as early as 8:00am and throughout the day up until 5:00 pm evenings Central Time. So 8:00am - 5:00pm Central Time Monday through Thursday. On occasion you may notice other times and or days available based on what is going on during my week throughout the year. 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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
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 , Control Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues Read more...
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
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He listens well and provides useful suggestions
James is very knowledgeable and has great recommendations for dealing with my issues.
James has given me tools to cope with various issues which has made a big difference. He is real and authentic which makes therapy easier to digest. I don't have to guess what his recommendations mean. I appreciate the work we have done.
I am a therapist myself and I can honestly say that James is an expert clinician. He is one of the most clinically effective providers I have ever encountered. Aside from his skills, he radiates compassion and acceptance of you. He adds humor to his sessions and helps clients make precise changes to improve their lives. I feel completely safe trusting him to partner with me in my personal growth and healing.
James understands where people are coming from. His knowledge of disorders and psychology give his clients a leg up on the understanding of what may be giving them trouble. James is very good at what he does. If you want someone to listen and help, James is your guy.
Only 3 sessions in and James has hit the mark in our conversations! He has a great balance of listening, remembering our past conversations and being very direct and intentional with our time. I am receiving tools and I feel heard as well as understood! It is time well spent! If you desire to break patterns of self limiting beliefs and are looking to participate with God in the process of transformation, James is your guy!
So far so good. i like speaking with him. Seems like we come from a background of the same things. I will keep participating with Mr. Hunter. All around good guy that listens and offers advice and extracarricular things to think about and apply.
James is insightful, assessing issues I’ve faced and explaining how to think about and handle those situations in a more constructive manner.
When even my own family dismissed my problems, James was there for me. That means everything.
Mr. Hunter is great! He’s very easy to talk with, he listens, and provides excellent advice.
My initial meeting with James was a total success and I felt very comfortable with him.
James is a fantastic listener and therapist. He really works to understand who you are and what you’re going through to tailor the best possible guidance and therapy.
Mr hunter is so understanding! He has helped me tremendously in this last year. He always knows what will help. I have come a long way from last year. Team James hunter for sure.
Kindest man to share all the information with a younger man
I cannot recommend James Hunter enough. His advice and insights were FUNDAMENTAL for me to set myself free from a very toxic 7 years relationship, and undo the brainwashing that person did to me. Friends&family are not enough sometimes: you need someone who helps you see reality for what it is, without sugarcoating it, and teaches you how to reprogram you mind so that you can start making healthy decisions for yourself. He was also very reassuring and helped me cope with anxiety too. I am so grateful I found him, if it wasn't for him I'd still be wasting my time and live a miserable life.
I always get a lot out of my sessions with James and he is a keen listener who is highly engaged in my sessions. I really value our time together
James is phenomenal
Dr. Hunter is always prepared and on time. He cares about my questions and always answered with honest, sound advice and guidance.
James is a skilled therapist with a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw upon. He is a great listener and has clear insight. He also offers excellent worksheets to help with refection between sessions. I find my work with James very helpful. Thank you.
James is a great, knowledge person who has helped me in may ways. Pays attention and not just explains verbally but also send worksheets that I can go back and use whenever needed. Great Guy!
James Hunter is an excellent counselor/therapist. He’s very knowledgeable and kind. He is a great listener and always provides great resources and worksheets. I’m thankful he is here. Thank you.
I find my sessions with James to be very helpful. Rather than merely listening, he is conversational and will offer his own suggestions, advice, and support. He's responsive, open-minded and practical. I recommend him to anyone that is looking for a counselor that is both empathetic and logical.
James was very helpful to me. He is knowledgeable, experienced and a great listener.
James has made me so comfortable from the first session. I have a lot to unravel and explore and I am extremely apprehensive and untrusting. He has made me so excited to speak with him and to get to listen and explore new ways of processing and coping. I have multiple trust issues with men and he has made me feel extremely safe within our space. I intend on continuing with him as long as able!
James Hunter has been polite and understanding. His expertise can be felt in the manner in which he carries not only himself; but also in how he treats his patient.
He gives timely advice and motivates one to think, change, and be a better self.
James is so understanding and helpful when I come to him with problems. I enjoy working with him and look forward to our sessions.
James is no doubt a sharp therapist. He knows what he is talking about and can offer various expertise tailored to your situation. I’ve only had a few sessions with him but based on past experience with therapists, you’re missing out if you don’t pick him. He’s already helped me so much in these few short weeks and I feel a line of trust between us… something that I don’t give easily. You won’t be disappointed.
Mr. Hunter is very professional. He’s a great listener.
Great listener and gives great feedback!
James is very good he has provide me with very good material to help me through some situations.
James has been incredibly supportive of me over the last few months as I battled with a couple of traumatic events in my life - my surprise separation and my sister passing suddenly. He has taught me skills in coping and getting through these events and I feel a lot stronger and more confident in myself as a result. My future is bright and my kids are happy which could have only been achieved through his help my improved mental health
James has such a calm, and approachable demeanor. He's also unpretentious, and clearly has a profound love and passion for his work! He's great at actively listening and provides tailormade, actionable feedback, and helpful solutions. I'm only 3 video sessions in, and I've found great value in the time we share together.
James is wonderful to talk to and soothing
I'm new to therapy, James is a really nice guy and is working really well with me to overcome my issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
James has been great at listening to me and helping me put into words my own issues, when I couldn't!
James has good great level of expertise to deel with complex issues in life...Definetely recommend to frnds and family...