My name is James Hunter MS, LPC, LCDC. I am 52 years old and I have over 23 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. I have worked in various levels of care from intensive inpatient, supported residential treatment programs, and outpatient treating a wide range of mental health symptoms and behaviors. I Specialize in Cognitive & Behavioral Psychotherapies, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Existential approaches, Substance Use Disorders/Addiction counseling, and other modalities modified to your needs. My graduate school work was in both clinical psychology and counseling. I have worked with and treated diverse populations and many people representing many cultures. I have experience working with and treating Mood Disorders such as Depression & Anxiety type disorders with evidenced based treatment modalities. I also have experience treating and addressing Behavioral Problems and Maladaptive Behaviors that arise due to unhealthy coping mechanism and teaching clients healthier replacement behaviors and coping mechanisms.
My approach can be very genuine, direct, and honest and while I may not always tell you "what you want to hear," I will provide feedback based on what is best to hear to help improve your insight into your problems. My counseling/therapy style may not be for everyone. If you are ready to make changes and are seeking honesty, logic, and a solution focused approach then I may be a good fit for you. A little about my personal life is that I practice a lifestyle of physical fitness as part of my overall wellness and self-care. I believe in a total wellness approach to treating mental health disorders and life issues that considers the larger picture of health: Mental, Emotional, Physical, Social, Spiritual, Environmental, & Occupational or sense of purpose. I understand that adapting a new lifestyle & healthier habits can present challenges and often at times may seem difficult. My goal is to assist you with improving your mental health, well-being, overall fitness as a person, and with developing healthy patterns of thinking and healthier behaviors/coping mechanisms while helping you gain insight into your own personal psychology and development. I am ready to assist you with: Adjustment to life issues, Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem, feeling overwhelmed by life, Stress, toxic relationships, and more. IMPORTANT: "Please Check my Schedule for days & hours of availability first to make sure that my days and times available will meet your needs." Depending on what day of the week you get linked with me you may possibly have your 1st live session the following week if the schedule for that current week has been booked up already for the present week you are subscribing to me, however the openings going forward are from week to week but do fill up typically be the end of the week for the following week. NOTE: Live Counseling Sessions are capped at 30 to 45 minutes depending on needs at this time in order to be able to accommodate everyone on my caseload. MY SCHEDULE: My days and hours of availability may vary from month to month. Please look at my schedule and make sure that if you want to work with me that you are able to be available during my available days and hours you see listed. If you have any questions about my schedule feel free to ask me. Thank you. If it is available on my schedule for that week you may book the session. Please present on time for scheduled appointments at the time scheduled. If you do not present within 15 minutes of the time that the session is supposed to start, I will move on to other duties that I have during my work day and you will need to reschedule. Always feel free to ask me any questions about my schedule.
VERY IMPORTANT: If you are a new member matching with me and you can't make yourself available for a "live session" by at least within the first 2 weeks from the time you matched with me, I may ask you to match with another therapist as when members are assigned to me but give no responses or do not prioritize a time to be available this is unproductive to planning my week to week schedule. I do require a reasonable amount of consistency and frequency with communication and live sessions. If this reasonable expecation can't be met, I will ask you to match with another therapist as Therapy needs to be made a "Priority" otherwise this is not an efficient use of time.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Control Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 16513
I really appreciate and enjoy James’ approach to providing insight and practices that open my view of finding answers and how he leads me to see things without straight telling me. It allows me to realize that I am capable of seeing inside better.
Written on Jul 03, 2023 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
I highly recommend BetterHelp therapy for anyone who is looking for a support system that is on line that is flexible and super easy platform to use.
James my therapist, he’s just great! A good man, with experience and listening, and being proactive with responses that are really associated to the problem at hand.
James is able to help me personally evaluate my thoughts and help me navigate them into a more realistic and positive direction
Highly recommend James to anyone who is looking for someone that takes their experience in mental health and their passion to help others. I really feel and believe that James is here for you☺️
Written on Jul 03, 2023 after therapy with James for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem
Very helpful, punctual, tentative, and makes sure I have an understanding of what knowledge/help is being offered to me. Also is very helpful in making sure I understand how to use/apply what I learn in our sessions into my everyday life.
Written on May 21, 2023 after therapy with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and adhd
He listens well and provides useful suggestions
Written on Nov 09, 2022 after therapy with James for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
James is very knowledgeable and has great recommendations for dealing with my issues.
Written on Nov 06, 2022 after therapy with James for 5 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
James has given me tools to cope with various issues which has made a big difference. He is real and authentic which makes therapy easier to digest. I don't have to guess what his recommendations mean. I appreciate the work we have done.
Written on Oct 27, 2022 after therapy with James for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management