James Wells


James Wells


Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 082290
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: My fees range from $130-230, and are usually set at the end of the first appointment. I accept payment in cash or check.
Evening Availability


18 East 16th Street
Room 503
New York City, New York 10003
26 Court Street
Suite 1501
Brooklyn, New York 11242

My Approach to Helping

Life can be hectic and overwhelming, and sometimes moves so fast there is no chance to reflect. Therapy provides a safe and comfortable space to think about how life can be made better. In this space, one comes to understand the deeper meanings of the issues at hand, gain the emotional tools to solve these problems, and become more confident in decisions that are made. Therapy can help to slow life down, and helps people find a place in it that fits who they are.

I work with adults and children in individual, couples and group therapy. I encourage people to choose which mode of therapy best suits their own situation. If you have any questions about what type of therapy might work for you, or how therapy might be helpful in your situation, please reach out to me.

More Info About My Practice

I am currently an in-network provider with Blue Cross-Blue Shield. In addition, people with insurance plans with out-of-network benefits are able to submit bills for therapy to be reimbursed for part of all of the costs of their visits. To help clarify, you may contact your insurance company before the first session to clarify the following aspects of your specific plan;

1) Does your plan offer out-of-network benefits for psychotherapy?
2) Is there a deductible for out-of-network benefits, and has it already been partially or fully met?
3) What is the rate of reimbursement for psychotherapy?

I offer a sliding scale, and my fees range from $100-$160. Fees are set at the end of the first session, and are paid weekly in cash or check.

My Therapy Focus

I work with people on a wide array of issues, such as: anxiety, depression, identity confusion, problematic relationships, trauma, addiction, lack of motivation, LGBT issues, low self-esteem, work or school related stress, and struggles adjusting to a medical condition. While I have been trained in many diverse types of therapy, such as psychoanalysis, cognitive behavioral therapy, and family therapy, I try to be flexible in meeting a new person, and cater my approach to the needs of their situation. Above everything, I try to create a comfortable atmosphere where people feel safe enough to be open about all that is happening in their lives.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    LGBT, Children, Teens, Adults

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Dreamwork
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
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