I am James K. Slaton and I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) since 2015. I graduated from Western Kentucky University and my previous experience in mental health includes working at a State Mental Hospital, Community Mental Health Crisis Unit, and Child Protective Services as an ongoing worker and investigator. I started providing mental health counseling/therapy in 2012 working with children and their families. My experience includes implementing management strategies for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship issues, and effects of trauma to name a few. My overall approach is based in Reality Therapy. I am trained in several modalities and utilize them interchangeably to create an environment where my patients are/or become an expert on themselves and can teach me how to help them. I bring my own expertise to the session shaped and formed through life experiences, the search and acquisition of knowledge, and taking an empathetic approach to all situations. Passing judgment, discriminating, following social norms, or utilizing sympathy as a tool is not a part of treatment I deliver. My approach is straightforward and solution focused. If you feel that no one ‘gets’ you or that no one has been there, you may be correct but I believe that can change so give me a try! I make no promises, but I also tell no lies; if you possess the stamina we will win the race! If stamina is lacking, we will condition and win the race anyway!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Control Issues , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Military and Veterans Issues , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
KY LCSW 4020
TN LCSW 7016
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James is very easy to talk to and provides good tools / actionable items that support improvement.
I love talking to James and look forward to our sessions!! He is always up beat and smiling. Giving me good ideas and advice! I consider him a friend that I can tell anything to and not be judged! I am very grateful to have his help!!
James has been a great positive help so far. He's a great listener and offers practical advice towards effective help
I would like to give this some thought because I'd like to word it in such a way that that my message can be sent through properly because I have been inspired by James and I want to give him his due. he has he going to help me with a lot of things that I have forgotten and that has come out and it makes me a more confident person I guess that this is his review so I'm still working on some things with him that I still have an address yet so still some more work to do
Haven't been to therapy in years, I feel relaxed and open speaking to him and he always has new ideas to help with my problems as well as unending support for decisions I may be on the fence about.
He has been very patient and understanding
James is patient. Keeps me and my mind on track and is helping me change my perspective.
James turned out to be exactly the type of therapist I need. He's real, he's kind, and so understanding and helpful. I'm grateful that I was matched with him. He meets all of my needs and more.