Jim Townsend

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About Me

In my practice I use a person-centered approach, coupled with empathy and unconditional positive regard for you and your life history. I have a great deal of experience helping clients with a wide variety of challenges including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, grief associated with with different types of losses including death and divorce. I also have many years experience working with those who struggle with substance abuse and the various ramifications that are associated. I have extensive experience in working with individuals that are struggling with issues associated with sex, sexual abuse, and sexual identity. I want to help you discover the most happy and healthy life you can.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat


LPC #LPC.0011633 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Written by A.L. on Aug 09, 2020 after counseling with Jim for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

Jim provides a great blend of listening while offering advice and suggestions aided by his years of experience. In just about every topic he and I have discussed, he is able to give a helpful story from his own life or what he has witnessed, providing concrete real-life examples. He has a very pleasant personality and is completely nonjudgmental. I highly recommend his services.

Written by M.I. on Aug 01, 2020 after counseling with Jim for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse

I really recommend counseling with Jim! I had never sought counseling before, and I was doubtful that it would be helpful. However, thanks to the past few weeks of sessions with Jim, I have really improved my state of mind. He kind of acts as a thought detective - he will listen to you talk, and ask questions that give you great insights into when and how your thoughts become harmful. I am taking a break right now to work on some of the subjects we discussed together, but when I need more guidance in the future I will attempt to be matched with Jim again!

Written by S.A. on Jul 14, 2020 after counseling with Jim for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Jim is a great counselor, who can listen to, relate, and normalize the things I experience. He challenges me to think in healthy ways and our sessions are always productive.

Written by G.A. on Jun 12, 2020 after counseling with Jim for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Jim has been attentive and interested in my well being and life since the first session. He’s incredibly understanding and supportive and encourages me to challenge my negative thoughts and moods. I appreciate his insight, expertise, and professionalism. He helps talk me through my thoughts so I can understand them better. I highly recommend him.