Hi, I am James and I love working with adults and young adults’ one on one in order to help them shape or re-shape their lives while raising the quality of their day to day experience. Since you are reading this I want you to understand that an effective Therapist is really about a number of things: life experiences, expertise, patience, an open mind, compassion as well as a person who can help you make clear and concise goals. My job is to listen and learn from you about what you would like to change in your life. Then we meet together to come up with ways for you to move away from suffering and into a more peaceful place in your life. One of my favorite sayings is:
Whatever you believe that you can do; begin it! (Goethe)
That is a really hard thing to do when you are feeling depressed, anxious, maybe overwhelmed with panic attacks, ADHD, PTSD or other debilitating issues. I hear you and with the help of our medical staff for medication support and therapy to help support you and work with you to find ways through these overwhelming feelings, we will help you begin a new chapter in your life!
In terms of experience, I bring to your sessions over 40 years of living life along with its ups and downs. I worked as an Entrepreneur for about half of my career starting up and managing a couple of companies. Then I fell flat on my face and had to re-group and used Therapy as a means to re-craft my life and start a new chapter. It worked! Then I started a corporate career where I worked in creating new products and developing new business as well as consulting and even doing some advocacy work in Washington DC. Long story short, I can pull on a lot of life and work experiences to help you along your path while my training as a Therapist has given me the roadmap and structure to meet you wherever you are and get you the support that you need.
My education is also varied; a Bachelor’s Degree from Syracuse University a long time ago, then an MBA from Harvard which was pretty cool and scary and then another Master’s degree in Counseling. I am licensed in California as an LMFT #53141
I look forward to meeting you!