About Me

My name is James “Ryan” White. I am a licensed therapist in the state of Alabama. I have been a therapist for more than nine years. I have been licensed for almost 5 years. I specialize in dialectical behavioral therapy. Specifically, DBT informed therapy. What that means for my clients is real solutions to problems quickly using DBT skills. DBT skills allow you to better control and understand your emotions. These skills have worked wonders with my clients with depressive disorders, panic disorders, and PTSD. I specialize in personality disorders as well. Over the years I have worked with adults with mental disorders as well as substance abuse difficulties. I look forward to working with you and helping you to identify goals- so that you can look forward to life after whatever difficulties you’re having now . Remember whatever brings you here is just a chapter of your life it’s not the whole book. Let’s work together to rewrite your story so that you look forward to the days ahead.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

AL LPC 3479


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for James White. 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 J.E. on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with James for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Tells it like it is even when you don’t want to hear…but you need to.

Written by E.L. on Jul 08, 2022 after therapy with James for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

James White is an excellent therapist, with a style that fits my needs well. I highly recommend his services. He's helped me change my life for the better, and now I'm living the best life I ever have.

Written by M.O. on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with James for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and adhd

He’s very aware and has a good method of going about changing the I respond to my emotions

Written by M.I. on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with James for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Great!

Written by E.L. on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with James for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

There are two people in my life that have made an instrumental impact in the trajectory of my existence : My husband and Ryan White. I can pinpoint the multitude of times in this past year where I felt like giving up and these two… wouldn’t let me. I was finally seen, heard, validated more in this year than in the last 35. I cannot put into words enough thanks for these 5 more minutes I was granted by the serendipitous circumstances that landed me in therapy and met with the exact therapist I needed .

He is extremely well versed in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (which is mindfulness combined with cognitive behavioral therapy.) Which if you are a “difficult” case (my words not his) then that can mean the difference between a bandaid for a bullet wound (the other therapies I had tried ) Vs actual sutures to stop the bleeding … and when we started I was bleeding out in every mental health sense … struggling to survive. And I’m finally able to not only see the light… but starting to feel like I can finally thrive.

If you commit and do the work, work the plan, practice the skills , Ryan will hold your virtual hand through the process so that you don’t have to face the darkness in your life alone.

Written by J.E. on May 30, 2022 after therapy with James for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I love Ryan. He's helped me in several areas I've been struggling with for years. The skulls i am learning from him are going to be what literally saves me life.

Written by T.E. on May 22, 2022 after therapy with James for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

James is intuitive, smart and adaptable. He has given me the tools I needed to cope with my situation. If you are willing to listen to him and use the skills he teaches you, you will find yourself in a better mental space very quickly!

Written by T.A. on May 18, 2022 after therapy with James for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

The best I've ever worked with

Written by R.E. on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with James for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

The help that I have received from James has helped me greatly, and I have recommended this service to others because of him.

Written by M.I. on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with James for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

He is an excellent resource and listens well and helps me tie together my feelings which have been at odds. Thanks my friend!

Written by A.N. on Mar 08, 2022 after therapy with James for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Ryan has been supportive and helpful through all of my struggles. He is calm and firm and keeps me focused on what to do to work through my problems.

Written by T.Y. on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with James for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

He’s great.

Written by E.D. on Dec 10, 2021 after therapy with James for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I’ve been with James for a while now and he’s been amazing. He listens and quickly understands my point of view. He always gives me very solid advice. After every call I feel much more relaxed and in control. I love the way he does therapy. He is very much himself in every call and gives therapy a very great and real experience.

Written by M.Y. on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with James for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Thank You James for caring for me♥

Written by S.K. on Oct 31, 2021 after therapy with James for 1 year and 2 months

Fantastic work and really helpful

Written by E.L. on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

James “Ryan” is excellent & I would highly recommend his counseling sessions.

Written by J.O. on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with James for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

James is by far the best counselor I have met through BetterHelp. He’s always been invested in my life and he’s become someone I can trust and rely on when things get difficult.

Written by D.O. on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, anger management, and adhd

James is professional yet touchable, friendly yet we wise in how he connects with you as a person and assists in building a platform for better mental health. His concern is for your wholeness and the pathway for this to occur.

Written by B.R. on Aug 15, 2021 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

He is insightful and intuitive. I think I have found someone to really help me resolve issues. I have hope in finding a more confident and better way to see things.

Written by A.N. on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with James for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

He’s the best

Written by M.A. on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with James for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

James really helped me through some rough times by listening to me and helping unfold how I was perceiving myself and the world around me.

Written by S.H. on May 20, 2021 after therapy with James for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Ryan has been instrumental in helping me understand my anxiety and how I can better react to stressors in my life. He is immediately personable and engaged. I can’t recommend Ryan enough - if you are hesitant about therapy (as I was), give it a try. After just three weeks, I feel as if an immense weight has already been lifted from my shoulders. Thank you, Ryan - you are incredible at what you do.

Written by T.R. on May 18, 2021 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

I really like my counselor, he’s direct and calls me out. He is truly amazing at his job.

Written by K.A. on May 11, 2021 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Smart, funny guy.

Written by T.O. on Apr 26, 2021 after therapy with James for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Ryan has greatly helped me through these trouble times of my life!

Written by J.E. on Apr 14, 2021 after therapy with James for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have participated in four therapy sessions with James. In that time James has helped me realize my thought patterns, built my confidence, helped me set goals, and also has helped me set boundaries and realistic expectations for myself. I am participating in therapy for grief and relationship issues, and James has helped me realize myself. James also is honest, no bull, while remaining respectful and insightful. Can’t recommend him enough.

Written by D.E. on Apr 01, 2021 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Very professional, nice, and informative

Written by J.A. on Mar 31, 2021 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

James (Ryan) listens and gives practical advice about how to deal with problems. I appreciate his straight forward style.

Written by J.A. on Mar 16, 2021 after therapy with James for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mr. White was one of the easiest counselors I’ve ever had to work with, I definitely recommend!

Written by A.N. on Mar 15, 2021 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

I started working with James a few weeks ago. He has been instrumental so far in steps to help me pinpoint problems and encourages healthy ways to cope. It appears he is quick to gage what kind of person I am and how to communicate effectively with me.

Written by C.H. on Jan 27, 2021 after therapy with James for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Ryan helped equip me with skills to better communicate and advocate for myself. These are skills that will benefit my life presently and in the future. I’m thankful that Ryan is a part of this platform. He’s dependable, honest, and is passionate about his patients’ success. The mental health field needs more therapists like Ryan.

Written by C.A. on Dec 29, 2020 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

He’s very direct and to the point. Understands my emotional states and is a pro at helping me break things down.

Written by W.H. on Dec 18, 2020 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Awesome

Written by M.A. on Dec 11, 2020 after therapy with James for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Good counselor God bless him

Written by A.L. on Nov 17, 2020 after therapy with James for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I was completely against going to therapy before due to bad experiences, but after experiencing therapy with James I’m finally understanding the benefits of how it can help even when I don’t have an overbearing issue to deal with.

Written by A.L. on Nov 16, 2020 after therapy with James for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

James "Ryan" is awesome. Super helpful and personable. He has helped me through so much and continues to support me.

Written by J.A. on Oct 28, 2020 after therapy with James for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

I have hugely benefited from my counselor on betterhelp

Written by S.H. on Oct 06, 2020 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

James is professional and courteous. I have enjoyed my sessions and he has provided me with helpful coping techniques. I highly recommend him.

Written by M.A. on Oct 05, 2020 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

James has been awesome so far. I identify with his methods and the skills he gives you to cope with different situations you find yourself in. There is no judgement, which allows you to be open and honest. The only downside, is the cost. It’s not something I can afford every month. Which that has nothing to do with James though!

Written by J.O. on Oct 05, 2020 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Awesome dude

Written by S.O. on Sep 19, 2020 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, a

If you’re looking for a therapist that cuts the shit but will thoroughly listen to you, James “Ryan” is the perfect therapist and is more than qualified. During my first session, I had already gained a clarity I never had before and fully trust him because he is very honest and professional.

Written by T.O. on Aug 20, 2020 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

It's only been a couple of weeks, but I was pretty sad when I first reached out through my company's Employee Assistance Program. Working in a virtual setting because of Covid-19 is definitely different, but I felt comfortable right away with James to jump into some pretty deep stuff, and feel more hopeful than I have in a while. Concrete daily activities move me from one weekly session to the next, and I appreciate the sincere and focused help. I look forward to learning more about myself with Ryan's help.

Written by S.A. on Aug 16, 2020 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Highly recommend him as a counselor. He always responds in a professional and understanding manner. He's a really cool counselor who understands how to help you cope with whatever you go through.

Written by K.R. on Aug 10, 2020 after therapy with James for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

He has one of the most calming energies. He knows exactly what I’m thinking and has been a great help. He has helped me slow down and gather my thoughts. So glad that I was assigned to James “Ryan” White as this was my first counseling experience. He made me feel comfortable and heard.

Written by T.H. on Jul 27, 2020 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

James "Ryan" White is a phenomenal therapist who is gifted in this field. I've seen multiple therapist and none have possessed such keen insight, wisdom, perceptivity and intuiton. More importantly, he knows how to apply it practically to help devise workable solutions that lead to major progress in short time frames, which can offer hope to those who felt their prospects of healing were hopeless. He is certainly one of a kind, highly gifted and making an impact on human-kind through healing!

Written by S.H. on Jul 21, 2020 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

He’s calming and listens well with great advice

Written by A.D. on Jul 16, 2020 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

James is so intelligent! He’s very kind and will pick up on your issues so quickly you will feel like he knows you better than you know yourself. He’s very supportive and willing to give plenty of advice.

Written by E.R. on Jul 06, 2020 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Best counselor I have ever had. Thoughtful and responsive.

Written by C.H. on Jun 29, 2020 after therapy with James for 5 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I have only had two sessions with James and I can not recommend him enough. He listen to me and I feel like he understands me and it doesn't feel like I'm a bother. He has been the best help I've had from a counselor.

Work with me!