“Psychotherapy should be reinvented for every new client.” – Carl Jung
Jim works with clients bringing a variety of issues to psychotherapy, including:
- Grief and bereavement
- Survivors of Abuse
- Family Issues
- Sex Addiction
- 12 Step Recovery
- Pain Management
Jim has been a psychotherapist in private practice for over 25 years.
Individual and group psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and older adults • Couples and family therapy • Leadership of Retreats and Seminars focusing on integrating emotional well-being and spirituality in Roman Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, Baptist, Native American and Interfaith Settings • Manager, Community Mental Health Program • Manager, Mental Health Statewide Education Program • Member, American Counseling Association
Specialized preparation and experience, both CONUS and OCONUS, counseling commissioned officers and enlisted, including the effects of separation from family and combat stress • Multiple areas of concern addressed including military and family responsibilities, deployment, community reintegration, and PTSD.
Sexual Orientation and Gender Issues Services:
Experience providing supportive counseling to men with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, including gay, bisexual, and transgender • Topics of concern may include self-acceptance, the risks of disclosure, spirituality, family, health and safety, couples, marriage, children and issues of intimacy • Expertise in assisting men in traditional masculine occupations such as military and sports navigate same-sex concerns. • Member, Association for GLBT Issues in Counseling
Clients often bring to psychotherapy concerns that are at the heart of being human. These concerns may be expressed as, “How do I find meaning in life?” or “What am I supposed to do with my life?” or “Why is there suffering?” Ultimately, these are spiritual questions, and Jim’s theological background prepares him to enter into these discussions with great ability and empathy. Jim’s graduate education emphasized offering emotional and spiritual support to clients of all faith traditions. Jim also has considerable experience working with people who claim no faith tradition, utilizing basic human values such as love, patience, and nurturing, which are common to all humanity.
Jim studied theology at Saint John’s Roman Catholic Seminary in Camarillo, CA, and earned a Masters of Divinity at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC. As preparation for integrating spirituality and emotional well-being in psychotherapy, Jim participated in the hospital chaplaincy program CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education). CPE is the required standard across the United States for inter-faith chaplaincy.
$120 per hour session • Flexible hours available including Saturdays
1609 East Fifth Street, #4
Charlotte, NC 28204