About Me

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 10 years of licensed experience and over 27 years of experience in human services. I have gained my experience in a variety of settings including schools, military bases, inpatient and outpatient mental health facilities, and detention centers. I have worked with individuals, families, children and adults coping with a variety of common concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress and relationships, and more chronic issues including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and personality disorders.

I have worked with youth in the schools as well as with their families in the home and community. I have thoroughly enjoyed assisting youth as they transition through tough times and determine their identity.

As I have assisted others in reaching their goals, I have always tried to help foster growth and independence by asking questions that has allowed the individuals to arrive at their destination at their own comfort level.

Deciding to engage in counseling is a huge first step on the road to wellness. Let me help you reach your optimum level of functioning!


Specialties

  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • ADHD

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #7688 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by R.E. on Apr 07, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Very open and honest about every situation, he uses everyday journeys to relate so that we can get a deeper understanding! I love working with James!

Written by A.M. on Apr 03, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Very professional and a very good listener.

Written by L.A. on Mar 26, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

James is a true professional. He goes above and beyond my expectations to make sure that I am in a good place during the stresses caused by law school and this pandemic.

Written by C.A. on Mar 11, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

He's really understanding, and a nice and polite person, he gives practical advice and earned my trust from the get go, I've just started counseling but I already feel the difference, can't be happier.

Written by M.E. on Mar 06, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and anger management

He listens, he engages and he's well experienced and educated!

Written by Å.S. on Mar 06, 2020 after counseling with James for 3 weeks

James works as a lifeline for my son. I am grateful for his support dealing with my troubled son.

Written by A.R. on Feb 26, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks

James is a great counselor, he is very upfront and open and I can recommend him to anyone seeking assistance in weathering any storm that comes your way.

Written by C.H. on Feb 24, 2020 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and self esteem

I have been very impressed with Dr. Allen. He responds to me almost immediately, and he is extremely accommodating when we need to find a time for our live session (especially considering I live in Italy, so it's a bit more difficult with the 6 hour difference). He is compassionate and empathetic and offers good practical advice. I look forward to continuing to work together and would recommend him to anyone!