Dr. James began his adult career in law enforcement as a federal officer with the Immigration and Naturalization Service / Department of Homeland Security in 2000. While working as a federal officer, he completed his graduate studies at Seton Hall University in 2004 earning a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and transitioned into the counseling field in 2005.
From 2005 to present, Dr. James continued to work a psychotherapist along with working as an intensive case manager, mental health counselor at a homeless shelter, intensive outpatient therapist, and volunteered at both the psychiatric ER and psychiatric inpatient unit as a senior primary therapist. Issues and concerns addressed with individuals during the aforesaid time to present include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, family counseling, anger, mood disorders, and behavioral issues.
Dr. James earned his doctorate of Education (Ed.D) in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University in 2013. In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) #37PC00458300 with the State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners, he is also a permit holder TP #203-081 with the State Board of Psychological Examiners. Dr. James is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) with the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Additionally, he is an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), and a Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH) with the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE). Moreover, Dr. James is a Certified Rational Living Therapist with the National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists.
Dr. James is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), American Counseling Association (ACA), National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists (NACBT), and National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).
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