Cheryl T James, LCSW

Cheryl T James, LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 22960
Office 1
4730 Palm Ave
Suite 207
La Mesa, California 91942 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Freelancers Insurance Company (BlueCard PPO Network)
  • Health Net
  • Managed Health Network (MHN)
  • Optum Health

Fees: Cost per session: $80; sliding scale offered for individuals with financial stressors, PPO accepted and I can provide documentation for clients to submit for "out of network coverage"; Can accept, Visa, MasterCard and Paypal. I can also bill Health Flex Spending accounts for sessions.

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I believe that utilizing a collaborative, therapist-client relationship can allow a clinician to provide a truly unique and personalized treatment approach to their clients experience within the helping process. I also believe that incorporating an eclectic approach to problem resolution utilizing a combination of intervention and theoretical approaches such as cognitive behavioral, solutions focused, and psychodynamic models of therapy creates the most effective platform for succinct problem resolution.

Email or Call Cheryl T James, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22960

More Info About My Practice

I appreciate working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and situations.

My fees range from $80 per individual session and upwards depending on crisis, conjoint, family or couples sessions options that may be desired or needed.

For the convenience of individuals who cannot come to my office, I offer online therapy sessions to clients who reside in California. This option is great for home schooled children, business professionals who travel on a regular basis and cannot keep a regular therapy schedule and for seniors or individuals with physical limitations who would like to participate in therapy but cannot come to an office setting. If you fit any of these situations and would like the opportunity to participate in a confidential and trusting therapeutic process, please email me and I can explain the process to you in more depth, the benefits of online therapy and help you to plan and schedule a session.

I accept a range of insurances that include: Medi cal, Tricare Choice, Anthem Blue Cross PPO, PPO, Victims of Crime, as well as a growing list of managed care insurances as well as Paypal and Credit Cards.

Please visit my website listed on my profile page to learn more about my practice, to download intake and consent forms, schedule an appointment and select the payment option that best fits your needs.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have over 15 years of experience and expertise in working with victims of trauma that range from child abuse, rape, situation trauma, military or health related crisis and trauma. These trials typically include depressive and anxiety related symptoms, grief and loss, chronic stress and adjustment related struggles.

More recently, in my practice I have incorporated the desire and ability to work with seniors struggling with psychosocial challenges that coincide with aging as well as working with family members who are experiencing chronic stress in relation to caring for an aged and ailing parent.

I strongly feel that my background and experience can assist you with experiencing symptomatic relief as well as help you to develop the necessary coping skills to manage future stressors that life can bring.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adults suffering from relational difficulties, chronic work stress, adolescent depression and stress, bullying, child abuse survivors, family stress related to aging parents, survivors of trauma, business travelers, seniors suffering from depression, family stress related to military involvement

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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