Last edited 03/18/2022
Dr. Richard E James Licensed Psychologist
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If you could pick one movie or book that influenced your approach to therapy, what would it be and why?
The Vedas from India and all of the other accompanying works of religion, mythology and philosophy that deal with humanities search for truth, self actualization and/or how we fit within the physical realm. Understanding of these core concepts about creation affects how we think, how we behave and how we live our lives. Without its proper understanding we all potentially suffer under the weight of any number of mental health issues resulting from our misunderstanding. Thus, I believe that when we change our perceptions of the world we began to shape and change the world itself.
In what ways do your life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap?
As a practitioner with education in two separate fields (psychology/philosophy), in my personal life I have searched for the meaning of life through the worlds most ancient literatures, traveled extensively in Asia and to over 30 other countries, studied world religions, mythology and the works of many of the greatest philosophers. I have attempted to integrate that knowledge into the lives of the clients I serve so that they are better able to understand the meaning of their own lives, their world and their individual place within it.
Are there any recurring themes or issues you’ve noticed as you treat people in your area of specialization, and how has this insight guided your approach?
As a psychodynamic therapist, I believe that the symptoms a person manifests are the byproduct of situational stressors and core internal dynamics that impact our perceptions of the things taking place around us. Thus, in the therapy we will try to focus on the internal issues that influence these perceptions so that any presenting problem is realized as a reaction to internal processes as opposed to external events.
Gender identity & transgender health
Borderline Personality Disorder
Aging related concerns
Autism spectrum disorder
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Types of Therapy
Marriage & Couples Counseling
Young Adults (18-24)
Treatment Approaches / Modalities
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Training / Certifications
Ph. D in Philosophy
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Masters Degree in Religions-Theology, Liberty Theological Seminary
Masters In Counseling Psychology, Liberty University
Doctorate in Psychology, Argosy University
Doctorate in Philosophy, Liberty University
Hi, I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist from Michigan who works from a psychodynamic approach that blends Psychology with Philosophy in the therapeutic process. Educationally, I posses I BS degree with a major in psychology and religion, a Masters in Religions, a Masters in Counseling Psychology, a Doctorate in Psychology and a Doctorate In Philosophy. My work experience has been diverse in that I have worked in clinics, state hospitals, state prisons, geriatric facilities and my own private practice for over 25 years. I believe that the issues people experience are often deeper than situational depression, anxiety or any number of surface symptoms but rather are seated in the character makeup of us as individuals. Thus, to truly solve issues therapy needs to focus on the understand and treatment those dynamics. External Things are not the problem. It's your assessment of them. Which you can erase right now- Marcus Aurelius
Frequently Asked Questions About Richard James, Licensed Psychologist
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Richard James, Licensed Psychologist, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Richard James accepting new clients?
Yes, Richard James is accepting new clients.
Does Richard James accept insurance?
No, Richard James does not accept insurance.
What types of therapy does Richard James offer?
Richard James offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.
Does Richard James offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in Michigan can book Richard James for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Richard James offer online therapy?
Yes, Richard James offers online therapy to people in Michigan.
How quickly can I see Richard James?
Richard James typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Richard James speak?
Richard James conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Richard James online?
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