I am highly skilled at promoting comfort in my clients and normalizing issues exposed in hi risk special populations, ie. substance-abuse, incarceration, SMI, juvenile anger management, and depression.
gang intervention and diversion, de-escalation specialist and conflict resolution
Specialized experience and training with culturally diverse populations, abusive behaviors and the homeless community,
The connection that I am fostering can sometimes be rewarding beyond expectation, individuals with addiction, street life and prison horrors, become family oriented and are eternally grateful. Those who are not cared for by family anymore are so encouraged to see genuine connection with someone they can trust
Those who continue to stay in touch over years for advice regarding the crucial decisions they are facing, having not heard from them since the last big decision it's still feels good to know they called me when life gets serious
Meeting newborn babies and family members who thank me for the help I gave their loved one, "he always talks about you" they will say "it is so good to finally meet you" that's one of the best parts of my work. Someone once told me if you get a job doing what you love you will never work another day in your life.
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References * Melinda Griffith Executive Assistant at UC Davis School of Medicine I first met James about 10 years. ago when he provided me with counseling during a devastating period in my life. He literally kept me going and encouraged me like never before. Because of him I was able to put one foot in front of the other and get back to living life. I would recommend him highly and without pause. * * 602394606
A man with a brain trust of experience. I wish him great success.
James is extremely passionate about helping others!
Easy to navigate.
Initial acquaintance and small talk skillfully we've important assessment questions into our conversation listen for family history
Prior therapy what worked what didn't expectations for this your clients description of current issues strategies used triggers
Establish confidence in clients prospects engage client using we adjectives to address topics for our next session suggest you tubes and reading materials that we both might prepare as client to review and summarize I was session wrap it up
methods assessment I try to discuss what the client has already told me normalizing their issues
Explain my hope for our relationship
Bachelor of science human services university of phoenix 2008
l visiting instructor cultural confidence he and special populations university of the Pacific stockton California 2005 2015
Certified drug in rehab counseling university of the Pacific 2004
Patton university oakland California double customers christian education 1990 1993
Progressive community church men's pastor staff minister small groups pastor 2002 2013
Hi school diversion counselor independent contractor gang diversion hi risk students manteca unified school district 2015
Prison fellowship field director case manager advocate 2013 2015 san Jose california
Behavioral health case manager BHT concentric healthcare staffing scottsdale Arizona 2016 2019
$40 per session 60 minutes equals one session sold in units of five session
$200 (first unit) equals five sessions free 30 minute consultation anytime prior to first session (no payment necessary till after free consultation, advanced payment for complete first unit required before first session)
$100 (2nd unit) five sessions 30 minute each payment in advance
After 2nd unit is complete all further sessions sold individually $25 each 30 minute sessions Counseling on demand no unit package no advance payment (payment will be required before another session can begin.)
I started counseling when I entered the ministry became full-time clergy at the church which led me too counseling in hospitals prison and high-risk involvements
To work primarily with men and boys hi risk populations justice system criminal behavior delinquency homelessness substance-abuse anger management SMI juvenile gang intervention the disabled community