Jim is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Jim is married, has six kids, and grew up in Arlington Hts. Jim specializes in working with individuals who are experiencing debilitating anxiety, relational issues within the family system, and addiction.
His philosophy of helping others is shaped by using evidenced based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, (MI) and his own personal experience with various 12-step programs.
Jim believes it takes an enormous amount of courage for an individual to face their fears; for many of his clients have had to be strong for too long. However he believes, through past experiences, that through empathetic listening, feedback, goal setting, and collaborating with clients, wounds can be healed and an individual’s best self revealed. He subscribes to the belief that we all need people. Relationships can be the agent of change for good or a destructive force – ultimately it’s the individual who chooses which one.
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