About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
Also experienced in:
Depression , First Responder Issues , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180008199 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for James Michehl. 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 R.U. on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

James is great - just the kind of therapist I’ve been looking for and for a long time. He understands the challenges I face and is sympathetic. This field needs more therapists like him.

Written by A.L. on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with James for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

James has been an amazing therapist. When I started working with him, I was in the darkest part of an emotionally abusive relationship. James was amazingly supportive and helped me find a new perspective and a safe path out of a dark place, without ever sugar-coating anything. James helped me hold myself and others accountable while also helping me build healthy boundaries and build the foundation to live the kind of life I want. I genuinely feel that working with James may have saved my life and I will always be grateful to him.

Written by N.A. on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with James for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Great guy and an awesome therapist.

Written by P.A. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with James for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue

He understands what I need to talk about and helps keep me on track.

Written by M.I. on May 05, 2022 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Great therapist

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