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About James (he/him/his)

Hi! I'm James. Over the last decade I’ve seen good results helping people who feel that their life just recently “fell off track” even if they did not expect therapy to be the answer. I’ve tried to nurture this niche of helping those emotionally effected by high pressure stress.

I have helped individuals address low mood, depression, anxiety, and low life-satisfaction. I have also worked with children and families to expand communication skills and patterns, improve relationships, increase feelings of security, and optimize being accurately understood.

I consider myself eclectic potentially utilizing CBT, positive psychology, sports psychology, motivational interviewing, and/or mindfulness techniques to help individuals re-regulate when life has become off-balance. Additionally, I might incorporate aspects from ACT, REBT, Family Systems, DBT, Psychoeducation, Trauma Informed Care, Reality Therapy, or Problem Solving Therapy. But person-centered healing is always a center piece to my work, and I trust my genuineness comes through.

Outside of work, how I personally choose to (thoroughly) destress would be surfing-but if I can’t have that every day another exercise will have to do; preferably outdoors. And I can always count on my dog to eagerly join and make my day at least a little bit better. While there are certainly challenges out there, I hope everyone finds a space and activities to decompress and add joy and fulfillment to life.

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  • Children & Adolescents
  • Life Transitions
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Self-Compassion
  • Communication Skills
  • Mindfulness
  • Anxiety & Stress
  • Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is the level of which we feel confident and valuable. It molds how others relate to us and the perceptions we have of ourselves. Low self-esteem includes negative self-talk, reoccurring self-criticism, and frequent self-judgment. It can also lead to depression, anxiety, self-harm, and unhealthy eating habits. I work with individuals on building their self-esteem so they can navigate their lives with a more view of themselves and confidence.

  • Mindfulness

Mindfulness includes befriending ourselves and our experience by being aware of the present moment and shifting attention to our bodies. When we allow ourselves to be present during situations, we are better able to make clear and thought out decisions. These decisions are in turn, healthier for us mentally as well as physically. I help those who find it hard to slow down in the moment and listen to what their body and surroundings are trying to say.

  • Boundaries & Communication

Setting boundaries includes vocalizing how we do and do not wish to be treated. Boundaries support our self-respect when communicating with others. I work with individuals to create strong boundaries that will allow for personal growth while creating open and healthy lines of communication in relationships.

William Paterson University, (MA) Wayne, NJ, Class of 2020
Clinical Counseling Psychology Program
Amherst College, (BA) Amherst MA Class of 2016
Psychology Major
Edinburgh University, (Study Abroad) Edinburgh, Scotland Fall of 2014

 37AC00582900

Clinical Supervisor:

Kristy Mathews, MS, LPC, ACS, NCC

License Number: 37AC00346700

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