I have a passion in making a treatment difference in each client and couple in my practice. My experience in counseling, therapy over the past 25 years ranges from mood disorders, depression, anxiety, including various instances of comorbidity with such issues of generalized anxiety and particular gradience in depression; I have been in private practice since retirement from public school administration in 1994. More generally, I have maintained a general practice in treating a wide range of personal and family issues; Much of my practice has included couple therapy and I have conducted over 800 child custody evaluations. I have maintained contract services with two major independent school districts delivering therapeutic services to students (grades 6-12). My main theoretical orientation is in cognitive behavior therapy, client centered therapy and psychodynamic theory. I believe in doing "no harm" and in the dignity and empathy for each individual in delivering the utmost treatment in individual and group therapy.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
TX LPC 6944
We’ve done good work together. I feel better!
Written on Oct 26, 2022 after therapy with Jim for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management
Jim is an active listener who has been very supportive in my journey and helped me cope with a life transition. Thank you so much.
Written on Jun 25, 2022 after therapy with Jim for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
He is amazing and very knowledgeable and patient I am so lucky to have found him
Written on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Jim for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes