Very often, people don’t seek help until they, or those around them, aren’t able to tolerate the pain any longer. Some more easily recognize when counseling can be helpful. Others are much more affected by denial and often choose to go it alone and suffer longer than is necessary.
Counseling Therapy is not about curing a defect. It is about optimizing how you interact in the world. You know that you are trying to do your best, but some of your behaviors, thoughts or feelings may be getting in the way of your success.
Counseling Therapy is about access to your best, not defects.
Dr. Jim is the LA therapist with the unique ability of combining compassion and understanding with humor and a direct approach. As a regularly featured guest expert in all forms of media, he’s widely sought after for his insights and advice. He’s a powerful and inspiring motivator helping people improve their lives, change behaviors and enhance relationships.
Whether you are seeking individual therapy in LA for personal growth or marriage counseling in Los Angeles to improve your relationship, he can help you get to the root of your concerns and reach the answers you’re looking for through his positive and active approach to Individual and Marital Therapy. With his help, you can build communication and listening skills that eliminate criticism and foster growth between you and your partner. Old hurts and resentments are transformed into opportunities for understanding and building closeness.
He can give you the needed tools to improve your relationships at home and at work. He’ll work with you to overcome feelings of anger, low self-esteem and/or anxiety while helping you develop more satisfying relationships with family, friends and co-workers.
From helping you build self-confidence and manage anger to resolving fears and anxieties, he affects change through his proven and integrated approach of psychotherapy in LA that he’s been bringing to his clients for over 20 years.
If you’re seeking more confidence and more control over your life, he can help. Together, he can move you to a place where you are able to get what you want out of life.
Early intervention can prevent problems from developing into more serious, long-term situations. We will explore internal patterns and external behaviors that affect your life while developing communication skills and personal insights that will improve your personal and professional relationships. Being heard and understood clearly leads to greater connection and intimacy with others.
As a Licensed Family Therapist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, I have borrowed from both fields to achieve an effective and dynamic program for helping people improve their communication, resolve problems, and realize greater personal growth in their lives.
Experience has shown that when people are given insight into their challenges and are then given the tools to deal with them, it has a synergistic effect that can assist them in achieving their goals more quickly and effectively.
My clients are given tools they can use in their daily lives to experience greater clarity, direction and satisfaction.
I believe that it’s the role of the therapist to be actively involved in the therapy room. I listen and reflect, but I also contribute insightful feedback, informative handouts, personality testing, homework, behavior techniques to try at home and direct responses to any questions you have. We’re in this together.
I treat you as a whole and capable person with individual needs. I place importance on people above theories. Having a strong, trusting and supportive relationship in the therapy room means that we’re both real people working together to help find you the answers that you’re seeking. Together, we’ll explore the creative use of your drives, enhance intimacy, explore your dreams and remove the blocks to get what you want out of life.