James Votaw, LMHC
I am a licensed mental health counselor in Massachusetts with a Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Lesley University in Cambridge. I have extensive experience both as an outpatient therapist for adults and as an emergency room crisis clinician. It has been my privilege to serve many wonderful clients on Betterhelp since 2020. I do my best to provide a pleasant environment where each client is comfortable talking freely about anything burdening them, no matter how longstanding or complex. As your counselor, my first responsibility is to understand your experience and perspective so that I can effectively work together with you toward greater health and well-being. I want you to have concrete ways to overcome internal obstacles, negative thoughts and self-defeating behavioral patterns. My approach is based on the principle that hope, enjoyment, and perspective are largely choices that you can make to attain a more fulfilling life.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Control Issues, Expats, Guilt and Shame, Men's Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
MA LMHC 7554
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for James Votaw. 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.
James has been great! This has been my first time doing therapy and I wasn't sure what to expect. One thing I have found to be very helpful with James is the use of worksheets he offers. They explore the topics we discuss in depth and force me to think in a new way. He is very understanding and I would recommend him to anyone.
Written on May 08, 2023 after therapy with James for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Excellent therapist. Can’t recommend him enough.
Written on Apr 08, 2023 after therapy with James for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
James is a wonderful counselor, human being, and listener. He provides thoughtful approaches to issues and gives you an Avenue to solve. He has helped me so much with my anxiety and stress, and truly given me a new lease on life.
Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with James for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management
James is undoubtedly the best therapist I have ever had. He is unconditionally supportive, and his style is extremely comfortable. It was so easy to develop a positive client/therapist relationship with him quickly. I cannot recommend him enough, and will be forever grateful to him for everything he helped me overcome.
Written on Feb 15, 2023 after therapy with James for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I cannot speak highly enough about James he is the perfect balance of speaking with a close relative or friend kind of environment while matching professionalism and a deep knowledge of his work.
Written on Feb 03, 2023 after therapy with James for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
He's a great understanding guy
Written on Jan 31, 2023 after therapy with James for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and adhd