Licensed since 2008, James earned his master’s degree in education from DePaul University in Chicago. Upon graduating he was accepted into the community counseling program at DePaul University.
James has worked with children (5-12), adolescents (13-18), young adults (19-24), adults, families, and couples. He has facilitated groups for Autism spectrum patients. He supports first responders including Firefighter Behavioral Health which assist in suicidal prevention for first responders. In addition, he works assisting police departments with Critical stress debriefings.
As a trained mediator through DePaul University, James can assist couples who may have differences which require more than just couples’ therapy.
James believes therapy is a joint effort between therapist and client. He has a proven track record of success as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and as your therapist, he is committed to provide you the best care possible. Every person is unique which is why there are many different treatments approaches available to you. James is committed to make every effort to provide effective care, your commitment is needed as well to achieve success. Together you and James will create a treatment plan that will be a roadmap to your successful journey. Any barriers to success will be discussed and the plans adjusted as needed. You and James will discuss progress and challenges in an honest, trusting, and confidential manner in order to achieve your desired outcome.
James is a certified hypnotherapist and can help with the cessation of smoking, anxiety reduction, weight loss, and gaining confidence.
In his spare time James is a wildlife artist and wood carver. His work is displayed in art galleries and online.
Additional areas of focus: Depression, First Responder Issues, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180008199
I absolutely would recommend James. He just seemed to know exactly what I needed. He helped me through a very rough time and actually gave me techniques thst completely changed my thoughts of myself, and situations!
Written on May 12, 2023 after therapy with James for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, and coping with life changes
James is very easy to talk to feels like someone that understands what I’m going through and helping
Written on May 02, 2023 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem
James is a patient educated guy who brings his full attention to you. I am very glad to have such consistent support.
Written on Oct 16, 2022 after therapy with James for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Listens tentatively and provides good advices. Let's me know if I'm o er thinking things.
Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with James for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem
Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning bipolar disorder
James is very helpful and the way he talks and engages with me has been very helpful
Written on Aug 25, 2022 after therapy with James for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and adhd