The therapeutic relationship is of the utmost importance throughout the course of psychotherapy. As such, James invites clients to form a collaborative and affirming alliance, while also striving to provide a space for empathy, honesty, compassion, and empowerment. This includes addressing the client’s intrapsychic and interpersonal mental health experiences through their own story. James believes in an integrative and holistic approach that helps identify your immediate needs and long-term goals. Through this eclectic, multicultural style, he intends to help clients overcome distress they may feel seeking help or participating in treatment.
James utilizes a diverse theoretical approach that reflects aspects of relational therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness practices, and multicultural therapy. He will work with you in exploring issues related to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, identity, and trauma. James places heavy emphasis on understanding client’s narratives through the intersectionality of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities they hold.
James is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness with an Advanced Certificate in LGBT Health, Education, and Social Services at New York University. James earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Queens College, where he also minored in Philosophy.