James King

(LMFT, M.Div., MA)

About Me

My name is Jim King and I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 15 years of experience working with individuals and couples in the counseling profession. I also have a very unique background in regards to spiritual counseling, especially in the area of Christianity. I was trained in a Roman Catholic seminary and hold advanced degrees in Theology and Pastoral ministry. I have worked as a high school teacher, a Youth Minister and a Director of Religious Education in a parish, as well as currently being an adjunct professor teaching philosophy, theology and psychology at two different universities. My approach to Christian counseling is first and foremost, the belief that everyone is made in the image and likeness of God and I believe in the sanctity of every individual. I know many people get stuck or hung up on Church teachings and dogma, and lose sight of the spiritual side of themselves and a true relationship with Christ. Many times, religious people get hung up on guilt and laws, but I’m good at helping them understand basic spirituality and helping them to relate to God and the Church in a realistic and honest way. My counseling methods are varied, using Christian methods, along with Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Solutions Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy. I bring a non-judgmental and realistic approach to counseling. My clients have described me as honest, real, humorous and wise. I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #MF001195 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Jun 03, 2021 after counseling with James for 4 weeks

Jim is experienced, measured, empathetic, clear and kind.