James received his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University in Psychology and then went on to get his Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego. He has worked with teenagers in a residential treatment setting, as well as an outpatient clinical with teens, individuals, and couples.
James has 17 years of experience working with people who have a variety of issues and conditions that contribute and/or exacerbate addictive behavior. These struggles often include: Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and relationship stressors.
James has seen the devastating effects that addiction can have on the lives of others, both interpersonally as well as on their relationships. He has a passion to help those who are struggling with sexual addiction, and those who are hurt in its wake; often referred as secondary trauma/ betrayal trauma.
James believes recovery is within the grasp of everyone if they are Willing to Pay the Price! If a person is willing to build the foundation of their recovery around educating themselves about their addiction, creating a healthy support system, using learned skills to manage triggers when they come, maintaining a commitment to honesty and openness to themselves and their relationships, and a stronger investment in their spirituality, the benefits will be realized.