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James Schrader, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a Licensed Psychologist in Missouri with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self-esteem and confidence, mood self-regulation challenges, interpersonal communication issues and depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe counseling environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to fully support and guide you in that process.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

License information

MO Psychologist 01563


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

I have been working with James for several months now. He is not just an educated Therapist but a very kind person as well. He has provided me with many coping mechanisms dealing with grief. With his amazing listening skills and sound grasp of humanity I have grown and continue to be excited about moving forward with my journey and I have James to thank for it.

Written on Jun 02, 2023 after therapy with James for 8 months on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes

He is a cool, kind man and I enjoy talking with him, even with our large age gap. I usually find it difficult to talk to people who aren’t around my age, but he makes it easy. Very nice man.

Written on May 31, 2023 after therapy with James for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Very polite and prompt. 5 ⭐️

Written on Apr 06, 2023 after therapy with James for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I have been seeing James for roughly 4 months now and if you are new to therapy or have had negative experiences in the past like I have I would highly recommend him. He is genuine, compassionate, and learns about you as a person and treatment isn't pushed or if you don't feel like talking about what has brought you to therapy to begin with we don't talk about it. Before him, I was very inconsistent with therapy, hated going, hated myself more (apologize for hard truth), and felt pressured into things I didn't agree with. Thank you for everything you have done for me!!

Written on Apr 05, 2023 after therapy with James for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I have been very satisfied with my experience with James. This is my first experience with therapy and I found James to be very attentive, responsive and supportive. I also feel confident in his expertise and experience. I have felt heard and understood during our sessions and have found it very easy to be open and receptive through the process as a result.

Written on Mar 16, 2023 after therapy with James for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

James is really kind and is enjoyable to work with

Written on Mar 03, 2023 after therapy with James for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coaching, and compassion fatigue