MFT License #107060
Counselor. Teacher. Life Coach. Business Executive. James' unique and diverse background helps him connect with people from all walks of life.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, James holds graduate degrees in both psychology and theology. For ten years, he worked with students and faculty at Stanford University where he was a regular lecturer to various groups and graduate schools. As a non-profit professional, he worked with students, singles and young families, and oversaw the Bay Area's largest Divorce Recovery program. He has been the Sr VP of Marketing & Business Development for a NYSE company and continues to hold various business interests.
His first love has always been helping people to grow and become the person they want to be.
Connections to the Real World
Studies show that effectiveness in counseling is directly related to the connection between counselor and client. James' unique career background and life experiences may be the right fit for you to connect with someone who truly understands your unique challenges.
Marriage & Family Therapist
Following graduate school, James completed over 3000 Internship hours with students and families in the Santa Barbara area, while also serving on the School Attendance Review Board for the local Middle and High Schools. After licensure, he has maintained an ongoing practice working with adolescents, adults, and families on personal, work, school and relational issues. As a married father of three, he has experienced the joys and challenges of family life.
With an extensive career as an executive for a NYSE company and as the founder of his own company, James has a unique perspective on the stresses and challenges of corporate life and entrepreneurship. Whether it's meeting Wall Street numbers, raising capital for a new venture or start-up issues, he has felt the pressures and met the challenges of balancing work and family life. He understands what you are going through as you navigate your professional world.
From working as a leader of one of the country's largest non-profits until now, James has repeatedly come alongside others to help them grow and reach their full potential. His "life-coach" perspective of teaching and encouraging, has helped people find healing, direction and personal growth. From the crises of life to selecting a career path to working through difficult relationships, he has "been there" for countless others... and will be there for you as well.
Academic Background & Affiliations
- Bachelor of Arts Psychology
- Masters in Marriage, Family & Child Counseling
- Masters in Divinity (Theology)
- Doctoral studies in Marriage & Family Counseling
- California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
- Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Christian Counseling Centers, Northern California
- Lecturer, Non-Profit Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business
- Lecturer, Ethical Decision Making & Adolescent Pregnancies, Stanford School of Medicine
- Licensed Marriage, Family & Child Counselor, State of California
- Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT License #107060, State of California
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