Hello! My name is James and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have over 20 years of experience as a therapist in both clinical and educational settings. I earned my Master’s degree in counseling from The University of North Texas in 1998. My specialties include working with individuals (adults/adolescents), families and couples with a wide range of clinical issues such anxiety, depression, anger and stress management, family conflict, parenting, relationship issues and adjusting to unexpected changes with everyday living. I also offer counseling from a Biblical perspective. Issues of purpose and meaning are typically explored as well as truths from scripture to increase confidence and peace in dealing with life's difficult and trying issues. My view of Biblical counseling is that God does the impossible and we do the possible. "The possible" is what we will focus on in therapy. During therapy, we focus on learning the process of turning what we can't change over to God.
I believe we all want happiness, contentment and a general sense of satisfaction with ourselves and in our relationships. But, sometimes, life’s challenges can throw us off track. Therapy is an opportunity to more thoroughly understand the obstacles that get in our way and discover new ways to cope with them. I believe it's not the stress in our lives but our reaction to it that leads to emotional disturbance. If we change the way we think it often changes the way we feel and behave. Many times clients describe themselves as feeling ‘stuck” or “overwhelmed”. Therapy offers an opportunity to “regroup” and discover ways to become “un-stuck” and confident you can deal with life's ups and downs. My job is to assist you in this process, By working in a relaxed, encouraging, supportive environment goals emerge which allows us to develop coping strategies and a plan of action.
A little about me - I have been married for 25 years and I have two college age kids. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, camping, playing the drums at my church and watching too much Nexflix! (Note: I’m trying to cut back on the Netflix. Let me know if you know of a good therapist!).
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , ADHD , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #71123 (Expires: 2022-02-28)
Excellent counseling sessions! Wonderful calm listener with practical steady advice.