James Gordon

LAC, NCC

James Gordon

LAC, NCC

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LAC, NCC
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Healthcare
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Humana
  • Humana Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • ValueOptions
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Evening Availability

Offices

67 Walnut Avenue, Suite 207
Clark, New Jersey 07066

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My Approach to Helping

I believe that successful counseling begins with the relationship between the client and the counselor. I work to establish a trusting, open and non-judgmental environment with the client. In such an environment, I come to understand your goals for mental wellness and the challenges you face. With this understanding, we work together to establish a plan for treatment that meets your individual needs. Using the plan as a starting point, we become collaborators on your journey to wellness. As collaborators, we work together to help you reach your treatment goals. Since positive mental wellness is connected to our physical well-being, we will consider aspects of mental wellness such as sleep hygiene, healthy nutrition, and an active lifestyle as part of treatment.

I am here to listen to your story, provide mental wellness education and to be a support. Because everyone has had unique experiences during their lifetimes, I believe that there is no one way to approach counseling, therefore I prefer an eclectic approach. A person may be benefited from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, solution-focused therapy, a person-centered approach, as well as other approaches. I also believe that creative approaches, such as drawing, play, writing and music and other expressive approaches can be a helpful supplement to talk-therapy.

More Info About My Practice

I earned my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Kean University in Union, NJ. My bachelor’s degree was earned at Fairleigh Dickinson University where I majored in psychology. I am a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey. I serve as a volunteer peer group facilitator at a grief support center that serves grieving children, teens, young adults and their caregivers. I am also a member of several counseling professional associations and am a National Certified Counselor.

I my spare time I enjoy hiking, nature photography and watercolor painting. I love to walk for fitness and plan to visit as many National Parks as possible while I remain on the planet. I am a lifelong resident of New Jersey.

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

Including, but not limited to: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eclectic, Existential therapy, Expressive Arts, Family Systems, Gottman Method, Humanistic, Jungian, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Play Therapy, Psychodynamic, Sand Play, Sand Tray, Solution-focused Brief Therapy, Trauma Focused. Children age 10 and older, Preteens and Teens, Adults and Elders. Cancer and cancer supporters, Gay, Lesbian and Grieving persons

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Medication Management
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Including, but not limited to: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eclectic, Existential therapy, Expressive Arts, Family Systems, Gottman Method, Humanistic, Jungian, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Play Therapy, Psychodynamic, Sand Play, Sand Tray, Solution-focused Brief Therapy, Trauma Focused. Children age 10 and older, Preteens and Teens, Adults and Elders. Cancer and cancer supporters, Gay, Lesbian and Grieving persons

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
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