James Davis, LPC-Associate
So you have started looking for a counselor, well congratulations on completing what can often be the most difficult step! You probably have some trepidation about talking to a stranger about your life and I know when I first started seeing a counselor, I felt like I was under a microscope and I hated that feeling more than anything. Counseling is supposed to be a place where you can feel safe and each session I hope we can build trust and an understanding that my office is a place without judgement. Seeking counseling for any reason does not mean that you are broken or something is wrong with you, but rather that guidance is needed in untangling past events or setting your path straight in the present. We all have strengths and weaknesses and as a counselor, I hope to help you focus on how these strengths can be used to overcome the issues you are facing.
I began to seriously consider counseling as a profession after I had graduated from college and was working with some high school students in a mentoring setting. They were faced with many intrapersonal concerns that I felt unequipped to deal with which led me to further education in counseling. I have deeply enjoyed the feeling of being capable and equipped in areas I previously felt overwhelmed by.
My goal is to meet people where they are at and help them with what they need. I have a strong relationship and personal Christian faith that I am happy to implement into counseling sessions if that is desired, but it is by no means a necessity. I have gone through many ups and downs in my own faith journey and some of that was caused by well-meaning but hurtful people who were members of churches I attended or were affiliated with my faith in some other way. I am passionate about working with individuals who feel hurt or lost in their faith to process painful circumstances without losing their relationship with God.
I specialize in working with teens, adults, and men on issues such as depression, anxiety, communication skills, anger, grieving, abuse, trauma, and coping.
Fun Facts About James
Since I was in middle school people have told me I should be a counselor
I can dunk a basketball
I am a -3 handicap disc golf player
In my free time I often work on world-building for a game of Dungeons and Dragons that I run with my wife and friends
I once sang the National Anthem at a Houston Rockets game