James is a native of the DC Metro area. He has served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve, District of Columbia Army National Guard, and the United States Army. James received his Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of the District of Columbia in 2001; and his Masters of Social Work from The Catholic University of America in 2004. James has extensive experience as a therapist and program manager working with veterans, and specializes in PTSD. James’ approach to working with diverse populations is grounded in a humanistic approach that is strength based and recognizes the twists and turns of the healing process and the meaningful connections we make along the way.
James has conducted lectures and trainings on social work ethics, building the therapeutic relationship, diagnosis and treatment, and care of warriors and their families at a variety of colleges and universities. In 2011, he was awarded the North Atlantic Region Military Command Social Worker of the Year, for outstanding behavioral health care to wounded, ill and injured soldiers and their families.
James is trained in a range of modalities, such as Cognitive Processing Therapy and CPT Pain, EMDR, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
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