James LaPoint

LISW, LCSW

About Me

I am a professional counselor licensed in Arizona , Ohio and North Dakota with over 30 years of experience working with a wide range of life problems ranging from Mild to Moderate to Severe. I have experience in community mental health, substance abuse, rehabilitation and corrections, and academic and hospital settings. I have worked with clients with concerns related to depression, anxiety, substance abuse, self-esteem problems, OCD and ADHD, schizophrenia, delusional disorders, bipolar disorder, phobias including agoraphobia, personality disorders including anti-social disorder and self-harming behaviors. I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma including brain injuries, physical and sexual abuse, and emotional trauma including rape and domestic abuse.

My counseling style is flexible and interactive. I believe in treating everyone in an individualized manner. I endeavor to treat the problems the individual is experiencing and not rely solely on a diagnosis. My approach mostly combines cognitive-behavioral and existential interventions. I am familiar with and trained in current popular theoretical models including DBT, ACT, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing, but I believe they are mostly rebranding of older theoretical approaches and are mostly based on cognitive behavioral therapy and meditation. I will tailor our cooperative interaction and treatment plan to meet your unique issues, life circumstances, strengths and specific needs. After 30 years I am not shocked by or judgmental about anything.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life, and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that first step I am here to support and empower you. I will endeavor to give you my best effort and expect the same from you. Counseling should be a WE process and not me or you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #LCSW-18709 (Expires: 2022-06-30)

LISW #I.0007828 (Expires: 2024-05-14)

LCSW #6265 (Expires: 2023-12-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for James LaPoint. 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 by T.H. on May 05, 2022 after therapy with James for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and bipolar disorder

He good

Written by H.E. on Apr 30, 2022 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

He quickly understood exactly what I was feeling! The exercises he gave me really helped me and within TWO sessions I was able to immediately change who I was, become the person I wanted to always be. James is so kind, down to earth, actively listens and treats you like someone he’s always known. Best counseling I have ever experienced my whole life!!!

Written by R.A. on Mar 13, 2022 after therapy with James for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I'm happy with what he says to me. He helps me think with a new perspective. I'm feeling bette. I like the homework he gives me to type about.

Written by D.Y. on Apr 29, 2021 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Jim is amazing. Simply put he listens to everything I have to say and understands me better then anyone else I talk to day to day. Hes showed me many methods of controlling my anger and teaching me how to appreciate myself again. Highly recommended! Thank you Jim!

Written by P.A. on Feb 25, 2021 after therapy with James for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

I would definitely recommend James to someone else. He has a lot of experience and it has been helpful speaking to him.

Written by Z.E. on Feb 12, 2021 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and adhd

So far I feel like James is a good match. I actually feel supported and I'm actually getting the help I've been needing.

Written by K.Y. on Nov 29, 2020 after therapy with James for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

James is a laid back and personable therapist. We found good approaches that worked well for me to re-think my approaches to emotional distress. I really feel like my life has started in a new, positive direction thanks to James' guidance. Highly recommended.

Written by J.I. on Nov 10, 2020 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue

I would definitely recommend him!

Written by A.U. on Sep 20, 2020 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

James is straight to the point and awesome. He likes to get to the bottom of the problem while still offering friendship in the conversations. He has given me a variety of tools to work on myself with and for that I am thankful beyond words

Written by K.A. on Sep 11, 2020 after therapy with James for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

James has been very responsive and has helped me gain new ways to cope with problems. He is very respectful and has even helped me with outside resources.

Written by K.R. on Sep 10, 2020 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, and self esteem

I highly recommend Dr. James LaPoint. I don’t have a lot of experience with therapists and counselors but he is been helping me a lot. He understands where I am coming from and listens to me throughly, respects me and my choices.

Work with me!