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James Ward, LPC-MHSP

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Depression
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About me

I am licensed in Tennessee as Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provided. During the 22 years of my career has provided me opportunities to work with many people from diverse backgrounds facing many different challenges. I have extensive experience working with adolescents and their families, members of the adoption triad, survivors of trauma, and those struggling with addiction and their family members. In addition, I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, post rehabilitation adjustment, LGTBQ+ related issues, shame, anger, relationship issues, religious trauma,, and overall trauma and abuse.

The relationship between client and therapist is a foundational piece of successful outcomes. I am dedicated to providing my clients with a treatment experience that is nonjudgemental, professional, but personable , and includes objectivity, guidance and feedback to support them in attaining their personal goals.

To conclude, the decision to invest in yourself and start therapy took courage. Congratulations! If I can be of help to you in your efforts I will be honored.

Professional experience

22yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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He's been fantastic. Overall a very good man as well as therapist. Id recommend anybody to him!

Written on Jun 12, 2024 after therapy with James for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd

James is very easy to connect and ground with. My first session with him felt like I walked into a conversation with a friend versus the usual therapist-patient interaction I was accustomed to. He is extremely grounded in conversation , straightforward in his advice, thoughtful on insights you share, and a genuine therapist to just talk with, create goals with to advance the journey of therapy, and find common ground with troubles being faced. I plan to continue my therapy journey with him, and if anyone needs someone to talk to that can relate to what I expressed here, I would highly recommend reaching out to a therapist like him.

Written on May 24, 2024 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Better than any therapist I have ever had!!!!

Written on Apr 20, 2024 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder