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PhD Dr. Faith James

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Faith James is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: PhD
Years in Practice: 25
State: VA

Dr. Faith James is both a Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor with over 25 years of counseling, psychotherapy, and teaching experience. She provides therapy to children, adolescents, parents and couples. Her areas of expertise include Parenting, Co-parenting, Depression, Anxiety, and Adolescent stress. She conducts psychological evaluations as well.

Dr. James is committed to the overall well being of families and she works with families in transition, such as divorce, grief and loss, and becoming new parents. During the course of her career, Dr. James has provided counseling and psychotherapy services to a wide variety of populations in both public and private sectors. She has considerable experience working with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and individuals and families dealing with substance abuse/addiction issues. She has also worked extensively with adolescents assisting in college preparation and career planning.

Dr. James graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and she received her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Marymount University. At Capella University she completed her Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) in Psychology with a specialization in Work Family Conflict and Women’s studies. During the past 10 years, she has worked as an adjunct professor at various universities teaching psychology courses. Dr. James has diverse experience that has provided her with a range of skills and an ability to flexibly approach each client’s unique circumstances.

“My approach to counseling is simple: Everyone faces challenges in life from time to time for which they may feel that they do not have all the tools to deal with alone. I see myself as a ‘coach’. I work with you to help you move from where you are now to where you want to be. I help you identify what you want and help you develop a plan to get there. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) because it is a research based, results oriented approach that produces results. I have found CBT techniques to be as effective for children and adolescents as they are for adults.”

In addition to clinical work Dr. James has extensive experience as a Clinical Supervisor and is affiliated with the following organizations: American Counselors Association, Healthcare Providers Service Organization, the Virginia Board of Health Professionals, Psychology Today and Northern Virginia LPC group. Dr. James is married and has three children. She likes to spend time outdoors and with her family.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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