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James Salka, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Anger management Depression
Video Phone Messaging

About me

I am licensed (LCSW) in Utah and Arizona with 20+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, anger, healing from trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, and relationship issues. I am also certified in addictions counseling (MAC) and have 20+ years experience helping clients address those issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I know that it takes courage to seek out a more functional, fulfilling, and happier life and to take the first steps towards positive change. I am here to assist, support, and empower you in that journey.

Professional experience

22yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Anger management Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Communication problems, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Messaging

License information

UT LCSW 288060-3501

AZ LCSW LCSW-20651

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for James Salka. 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.

Polite, considerate, understanding.

Written on Jun 11, 2024 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life ch

Honestly James is amazing he’s so kind and genuinely cares about you

Written on May 28, 2024 after therapy with James for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Very understanding and experienced psychiatrist. Able to relate to my issues in a personal sense that is often lacking from most psychiatrists.

Written on May 28, 2024 after therapy with James for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Jim is great and offers me great tools to help with my anxiety.

Written on May 10, 2024 after therapy with James for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

The sessions that we’ve had has been great so far. Looking forward to continuing these

Written on May 08, 2024 after therapy with James for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Great so far! Looking forward to continuing!

Written on Apr 26, 2024 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes