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James Bunch

James Bunch


10 years of experience

For more than a decade I have been counseling clients with a variety of mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual health struggles from a wide spectrum of personalities and life experiences. Each counseling experience brings challenges and victories. I consider it an honor and privilege to come alongside individuals or couples in need- to help in the healing process through processing trauma, identifying and replacing harmful and self-sabotaging patterns of behavior with restorative ones, providing mediation and advocacy, and offering compassion and accountability. I grew up in Ohio, but now live on a 17 acre homestead in the Ozarks with my wife of 17 years and our 6 children. My personal interests range from video games to lumberjacking. I have enjoyed the time and opportunity to work remotely and start a new chapter in my life with my family figuring out the homesteading chaos.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

Clients will first and foremost find an open and compassionate space to tell their stories, both past and present, and through doing so begin identifying trauma and patterns of behavior that are affecting them in the now. This process allows us to enter the struggle together, and to set up a foundation upon which healing can begin.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

Explain your areas of strength I do not believe that a person’s struggles define them. Struggle is a part of the human experience that when undertaken in a mentally, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually healthy way leads ever deeper toward healing. It is this starting point in the reality of struggle that I believe makes me especially able to help clients build foundations that form life giving patterns of existence extending far beyond the individual and reaching into families and communities.

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

CBT is my main modality of therapy as the foundational line of growth and improvement with individuals as well as with couples. CBT offers a logical, measurable and committed line of thinking to solidify perspective and new behavior. Goal setting and new behavior practices are very common methods I use in therapy. Perspective changes as well as mindfulness are further examples of CBT that I commonly employ.

Christian Counseling

Faith based counseling practices and principles are very familiar ground for discussion. Biblical principles and traditional understanding are the core to this modality as well as the stance of the heart in the individual and couple.

Couples Counseling

I have worked with couples for 10 years using varying methods to help with communication and better connection. I have used Gottman principles within the scope of couples counseling as well as boundaries work. My hope is to be an advocate for both parties in the relationship to have steady growth towards one another.

Mindfulness-Based Therapy

Very much associated with CBT methods with the emphasis of presence of mind being in the here and now. In my experience, having more linear thinking and a greater awareness of choice is the main focus in this modality.