James Grande

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About Me

I am a Christian who believes in Jesus and tries to pattern my life after Him. I have been a lifelong Presbyterian. For two years I worked part-time as a counselor at Christian Counseling Ministries; just outside of Buffalo, NY. I really enjoy when I have the opportunity to combine my professional skills with Biblical principles. I strive to bring the love and compassion of Christ into the work I do.

Whether you are dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, couples issues, or addiction; I can help. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 25 years of experience helping people. I have worked professionally in outpatient behavioral health settings, residential treatment centers, and Hospice. Additionally, I have trained hundreds of other professionals to assist people with their mental health needs.

I have a great deal of experience in trauma informed approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and other modalities. I am trained in EMDR; and my recent professional interests include Internal Family Systems and Somatic Experiencing. Life is not one size fits all and neither is effective treatment. Together we will find the right approach for you. I am looking forward to working with you to help you achieve your goals and become a happier, more fulfilled person!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 23

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #R075549-1 (Expires: 2024-08-31)


Written by R.I. on Jan 11, 2022 after therapy with James for 1 month

Jim Grande is a Godsend. He is both personable and professional and is a primary factor in my recovery and restoration. I am in the right place with the right therapist at the right time.