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James Slaton, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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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!

Professional experience

11yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: 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, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Hearing Impaired, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Jealousy, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Postpartum Depression, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

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License information

TN LCSW 7016

KY LCSW 4020

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.

Have been working with James and right from the start made me feel comfortable and heard, offered amazing support and feedback and is someone I would never hesitate to reach out to when I need help and support he is amazing highly recommend!!!

Written on Feb 03, 2024 after therapy with James for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and adhd

Good listen. Insightful feedback.

Written on Dec 26, 2023 after therapy with James for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

James has the demeanor of an interested friend while maintaining a very professional atmosphere. He adeptly walks that line. He listens well and his feedback is never condescending. That's important for someone with self esteem issues. He validates my feelings while offering the proper rails to help keep me on a proper path of thinking. It feels like he isn't so much motivating me as he's helping me motivate myself. It's been an overwhelming positive experience for me. I would highly recommend his counseling style.

Written on Oct 21, 2023 after therapy with James for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Great therapist

Written on May 24, 2023 after therapy with James for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion

Mr. Slaton is an amazing professional. He is easy to speak with, he has an amazing ability to help you identify underlying problems to help you work on your main issues. Exceedingly supportive. I honestly look forward to our weekly sessions.

Written on Mar 15, 2023 after therapy with James for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, and adhd

I am so happy to be working with James on my anxiety and relationship issues. I feel that I am making some real progress in my self esteem and just being able to tell him things I do NOT share with anyone else is the best thing for me.

Written on Jan 21, 2023 after therapy with James for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management