About Me

Greetings!
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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

KY LCSW 4020

TN LCSW 7016


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for James Slaton. 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 M.A. on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with James for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions

James is very easy to talk to and provides good tools / actionable items that support improvement.

Written by M.E. on Sep 16, 2022 after therapy with James for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

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!!

Written by M.A. on Aug 05, 2022 after therapy with James for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

James has been a great positive help so far. He's a great listener and offers practical advice towards effective help

Written by S.A. on Jul 01, 2022 after therapy with James for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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

Written by S.P. on May 31, 2022 after therapy with James for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written by M.O. on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with James for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

He has been very patient and understanding

Written by J.I. on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, adhd, and anger management

James is patient. Keeps me and my mind on track and is helping me change my perspective.

Written by N.I. on Feb 25, 2022 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

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.

Work with me!