About me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 22

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

TX LPC 16513


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for James Hunter. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Nov 09, 2022 after therapy with James for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

He listens well and provides useful suggestions

Written on Nov 06, 2022 after therapy with James for 5 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

James is very knowledgeable and has great recommendations for dealing with my issues.

Written on Oct 27, 2022 after therapy with James for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management

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.

Written on Oct 23, 2022 after therapy with James for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written on Aug 29, 2022 after therapy with James for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief

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!

Written on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

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.

Written on Aug 03, 2022 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

James is insightful, assessing issues I’ve faced and explaining how to think about and handle those situations in a more constructive manner.

Written on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

When even my own family dismissed my problems, James was there for me. That means everything.

Written on Jul 17, 2022 after therapy with James for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem

Mr. Hunter is great! He’s very easy to talk with, he listens, and provides excellent advice.

Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

My initial meeting with James was a total success and I felt very comfortable with him.

Written on Jun 05, 2022 after therapy with James for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

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.

Written on May 24, 2022 after therapy with James for 1 year and 3 months 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

Written on May 16, 2022 after therapy with James for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written on May 02, 2022 after therapy with James for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Kindest man to share all the information with a younger man

Written on Apr 17, 2022 after therapy with James for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

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.

Written on Apr 03, 2022 after therapy with James for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coaching

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

Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with James for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

James is phenomenal

Written on Feb 07, 2022 after therapy with James for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Hunter is always prepared and on time. He cares about my questions and always answered with honest, sound advice and guidance.

Written on Feb 02, 2022 after therapy with James for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

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.

Written on Jan 31, 2022 after therapy with James for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

100%

Written on Dec 26, 2021 after therapy with James for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, coaching, and adhd

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!

Written on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

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.

Written on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with James for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with James for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

James was very helpful to me. He is knowledgeable, experienced and a great listener.

Written on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

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!

Written on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with James for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

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.
Thank you.

Written on Oct 17, 2021 after therapy with James for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

James is so understanding and helpful when I come to him with problems. I enjoy working with him and look forward to our sessions.

Written on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

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.

Written on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with James for 11 months on issues concerning parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mr. Hunter is very professional. He’s a great listener.

Written on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with James for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Great listener and gives great feedback!

Written on Jun 05, 2021 after therapy with James for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

He's awesome!!!!!

Written on May 15, 2021 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

James is very good he has provide me with very good material to help me through some situations.

Written on Apr 06, 2021 after therapy with James for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

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

Written on Apr 05, 2021 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written on Mar 29, 2021 after therapy with James for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

James is wonderful to talk to and soothing

Written on Jan 13, 2021 after therapy 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 on Jan 05, 2021 after therapy 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 on Dec 11, 2020 after therapy 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 on Nov 24, 2020 after therapy 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 on Nov 22, 2020 after therapy 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 on Nov 13, 2020 after therapy 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 on Oct 25, 2020 after therapy 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 on Oct 10, 2020 after therapy 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 on Oct 07, 2020 after therapy 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 on Oct 05, 2020 after therapy 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...

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