My Approach to Helping
Everyone’s process is different. Your therapy is personal. That is why James Walker spends time getting to know each client and what makes them tick. He builds rapport so that you can feel comfortable opening up. Together with James, you will discover more about who you are and how you live in the world around you.
As a licensed social worker, James uses an eclectic approach, combining elements of interpersonal neurobiology, attachment, relational, cognitive behavioral, polyvagal, mindfulness, and existential theories to tailor interventions to the individual. He does all of this while remaining sensitive to the needs of the client. He strives, while maintaining boundaries, to represent himself honestly and to understand each client wholly. As a result, a collaborative and insightful therapeutic relationship is built, elevating awareness and creating change.
James supports clients in identifying and processing methods of thinking, personal skills, tools, and strategies that build and protect their health while addressing current challenges. James works with each client to identify what is important to them, then takes it one step at a time.
His experience includes managing a street outreach program and treating underserved clients experiencing substance use, and working in healthcare and private practice settings. His wide variety of clinical experiences have given him unique insight into the human experience.
He specializes in helping those struggling with anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. He treats a wide variety of issues including substance abuse, grief, abandonment issues, codependency, relationship issues, life transitions, stress, trauma, post-traumatic stress, impulse control, personality disorders, and more.
James has an open-minded, non-judgmental approach to therapy. He celebrates diversity of identity and operates on the belief that self-expression is vital to maintaining a safe, productive space for connection and growth. He respects the courage it takes to show up for yourself, to value your mental health and happiness, and the sacred trust between client and therapist.
Being your best can be hard, especially if you feel different, life isn’t working out as planned, or the past won’t leave you alone. You don’t have to do this by yourself. In therapy, James will work with you to explore your unique experience.