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Benita James

Benita James

(she/her)

LPC
15 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
In-person
900 Granby Stre...

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience providing mental health services to Children, Adults and couples. I have a Master’s degree in Education Mental Health and Substance Abuse Certifications. My experiences are in Substance Use Disorders, Anger, Grief, Low Self-Esteem, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma (PTSD), children, adults, couples and other disorders of anxiety, etc. I am currently virtual and plan to have in person in the near future.

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

In our first session together, we will have a brief introductions and identify reason for services and to see if we are comfortable to work together on their journey.

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

I am very compassionate and believe in meeting a person where they are utilizing their strengths to help them manage their emotional stability in a non-judgmental environment, with the belief we are equal. My belief and approach are based on the client’s overseeing their own counseling experiences as we work together for them to gain the tools needed to manage their own emotional stability. I believe in helping the client identify the root cause of their challenges and work with them to create a treatment plan that leads to measurable progress which we will be assessed together throughout the counseling process.

About Benita James

Licensed in

Address

900 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA, USA, Suite 247

Appointments

Virtual & in-person

My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I integrated several different approaches such as CBT, Person Centered, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment in different and unique therapeutic areas along with therapeutic play therapy.

Couples Counseling

I integrated several different approaches in couple counseling such as Communication Skills, Education on relationship skills and tools, encouraging respect, honesty and feeling safe to work together and implement learned skills.

Grief Therapy

Being genuine with active listening, warm acceptance meeting them where they are in a non-judgemental environment. My belief and approach are based on the client’s overseeing their own counseling experiences as we work together for them to gain the tools needed to manage their own emotional stability.

Person-centered (Rogerian)

My approach is based on the client’s overseeing their own counseling experiences as we work together for them to gain the tools needed to manage their own emotional stability.

Faith based therapy

My approach are based on the client’s overseeing their own counseling experiences as we work together for them to gain the tools needed to manage their own emotional stability.