James is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist who earned his Masters Degree from Kansas State University. James has extensive experience in assisting families in their efforts to become healthy. While working for organizations such as DCCCA Family Preservation, Homes First Initiative, and Youthville, James worked directly with families in their homes to assist with marital and parenting issues.
James also has experience conducting team building workshops for businesses large and small. Some of his past clients include Sprint, Hallmark, IBM and MoDOT. His experience enables him to not only work with individuals, couples and families but also with large groups.
In addition to therapy, James is also able to speak on a variety of topics for retreats or workshops. He combines his faith, humor and love for families to assist with bringing joy to broken relationships and encouragement to strengthen and motivate change.
For the past 20 years he has been working with children, teens, adult individuals, couples and families to assist them in overcoming life challenges. Over the course of the last decade that work has called him to focus his efforts in the field of sexual health and functioning. He has partnered with OB/GYNs to collaborate on many cases. James address the psychological and relational challenges as the medical doctor seeks to resolve the medical challenges. James also co authored “Start Talking: Intimacy”, a short book assisting couples in having conversations about sex.
James and his bride, Julie have been married 25 years and they have one daughter. James enjoys fishing in the boundary waters, cooking up an Italian meal in his kitchen, cutting firewood, leather and metalworking and dog training in his free time.
Frequently joining James in therapy sessions is his Certified Professional Therapy Dog “Charlie”. He is an expert at lowering anxiety, elevating mood and just creating a loving environment. As a therapy dog, he knows how to win over kids and adults alike.
American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Lifetime Certification
American Board of Christian Sex Therapists (ABCST)