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Michael James, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Trauma, Abuse ADHD
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About me

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Georgia with 12 years of professional work experience. I have worked with men, women, and couples to help them find hope, healing, and make important life changes. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, thought disorders, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, relationship problems, trauma, and depression. I am certified in utilizing multiple therapy approaches to help you meet your goals. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Professional experience

12yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Trauma, Abuse ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dissociation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Sex Addiction

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Therapy

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Michael James. 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.

Compassionate and wise

Written on Jun 09, 2024 after therapy with Michael for 7 months on issues concerning adhd

Michael has helped me a great deal since I started working with him. He often provides me with new ideas and strategies I can use to become the man I want to be. I feel very lucky to have connected with him through better help and trust him with private and personal details that I don’t always feel comfortable sharing with friends and family.

Written on May 15, 2024 after therapy with Michael for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning bipolar disorder

Great experience, super helpful

Written on May 09, 2024 after therapy with Michael for 8 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

My therapist, I can tell that he tries to understand me and he makes recommendations and helps me set goals that actually seem achievable. I feel a lot better with my situation now that I'm working with him.

Written on May 07, 2024 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He has an incredible balance of compassion and truthful encouragement. I've learned a lot about my patterns from things he's shared, that have helped me reconsider decisions and make healthier ones. The fact that he's also a Christian adds a level of depth that I absolutely needed. He's also really good at probing further, not many things can go unnoticed with him.

✔️ trauma ✔️ attachments ✔️ female specific struggles ✔️ living for the Lord ✔️ biblical truth ✔️ empathy ✔️ boundaries ✔️ loving who you are ✔️ comfort ✔️ challenge

Written on Apr 25, 2024 after therapy with Michael for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

About six months ago I was going through some of the hardest times of my life. I had broken up with my fiancée, worked a terrible job, and had very low self esteem. I came to Michael after I had tried to get off medication etc and was generally at the bottom of where I could be.

Since seeing him and working through my issues, I’ve gotten back together with my fiancée, gotten a much more fulfilling job, and am back on my medication. While Michael didn’t do all of this for me, he put me into a position where I was confident enough to make hard decisions and used his guidance to make the right choices to get me here.

Have no question, without Michael as my therapist I don’t think I’d have made it here. He is a calming presence and has a gentle way about him and the way he approaches difficult problems. If you need a helping hand you’re looking in the right place.

Written on Mar 14, 2024 after therapy with Michael for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes