James Killian

LPC

James Killian

LPC

Professions: Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 3295
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $150-$225
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

1 Bradley Rd.
#106
Woodbridge, Connecticut 06525

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My Approach to Helping

On the outside it seems like you’ve got a great life. You’re accomplished, driven, and dependable. But on the inside, it never seems good enough and you feel like an imposter. It’s getting harder and harder to keep everything together as your mind races with negative self-talk and doubt. It feels like everyday stress has turned into anxiety and you’re beginning to wonder how much longer you can keep this up. Now you’re fed up and ready to get off the emotional roller coaster and take back control of your life.

You want to feel in control again - focused, calm, and immune to the unexpected. You want the tools and strategies necessary to keep your stress in check and enjoy the life you deserve. I can help you get there. When you work with me, you will actually learn coping strategies that work so you can get back to living your life. We’ll implement a no-nonsense model with real-world strategies to help you get back behind the wheel and on the road to peace of mind.

I offer convenient online scheduling, a secure client portal, and the ability to visit in-person or online to make getting the help you need easy. Getting started is simple. Skip playing phone tag and just visit our website to schedule a free consultation. If you're ready for real results with lasting change, contact me today!

More Info About My Practice

Our mission is to deliver unmatched counseling and therapy services to high-achievers, over-thinkers, and perfectionists in an upscale, comfortable environment with the highest level of care. We understand no two people are alike, so we don't adhere to a "one-size-fits-all" model. If you’re looking for an intuitive, solution-focused partner to jump in the trenches with you, then you've found the right therapist. Still not sure? No problem, reach out for a free consultation to learn more.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

It is important to understand that you will get quicker and more significant results from therapy if you actively participate in and commit to the process. This includes taking chances, being open, showing up on time and attending sessions regularly, doing the homework and being patient as you allow the process to work. Imagine how many years you?ve spent developing some of the relationship dynamics, insecurities, or negative self-talk that may be keeping you from reaching your goals. It can take a while to unlearn these bad habits and patterns.

The purpose of therapy is to educate and help you to bring what you learn back into your life so you don't need to come anymore. Beyond the work we do in your therapy sessions, I'm a big advocate for implementation of techniques and homework outside of our sessions together. Since our session is only 45-50 minutes long, the fastest way to see a positive change is to start implementing these skills into your daily life.

My ideal clients are those who:

Desire change but might not know what to do or where to start.
Are taking steps to improve their world and those around them.
See inward reflection as beneficial.
Are reliable and committed to meeting together.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

The reality is, many who first come to see me don't "feel ready" or "aren't sure." That's perfectly normal! Therapy can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies which are more effective than simply talking to a friend or family member. Think of me as an advisor or consultant to provide a non-biased, educated perspective on specific problems you may have or long-standing patterns getting in the way of achieving your full potential. I'll help guide you in the direction of a solution, teaching you along the way to act as your own guide. The benefits you obtain from counseling and therapy depend greatly on how much you put into the process and practice what you learn. Some of the benefits of therapy include:

Achieve a better understanding of yourself, your goals, and values.
Acquire skills for improving your relationships.
Discover resolutions to the concerns that led you to seek counseling.
Learning new, better, and healthier ways to cope with stress and anxiety.
Manage anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures more effectively.
Improve communication and listening skills.
Change unhelpful behavior patterns and develop new more effective patterns.
Learn new problem-solving techniques with your family, partner, or work.
Improve your self-esteem and boost your self-confidence.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

No, they are not weak at all. People who ask for help when they need it and have the courage to reach out are the strong ones. They are the ones who choose thriving over surviving. Everyone needs help now and then - even us! In our work together, we will explore and identify your strengths and weakness. We will identify the blind spots that are contributing to your struggles. We will teach you how to turn your weakness into strengths and restore balance in your life, so moving forward, you can face your problems head on with confidence and clarity.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

This is specific to each individual. What I will say is that since I focus on developing a collaborative relationship and implementing a tailored approach with techniques that are proven to work, the majority of my clients are relatively short-term. I know this work is hard, so I work hard to make it as effective and efficient as possible. Everyone?s situation is unique to them and the length of time it takes to accomplish your goals greatly depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Perfectionism

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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