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Serlina D James

Serlina D James

11 years of experience
Solution oriented

I'm an Integrative Wellness Practitioner and a certified Trauma Therapist. My goal is to provide a safe space for you to come to learn healthy coping strategies to manage daily stressors. I would be honored to be a part of your healing, your growth and your journey to Total Wellness. I have more than a decade of counseling and Life Coach experience. I am a strength's based, person-centered clinician with a passion to share my knowledge and expertise with you to create your path to living your best life. I will guide you in enhancing self awareness and increasing your ability to identify strengths and resources to manage stressors, overcome challenges and practice self-loving practices. As we work together, you will increase self-awareness, learn healthy coping strategies to manage stressors, remove barriers, heal from trauma, find inner peace and begin living the life you deserve. If you are looking to enhance your quality of life, I would be delighted to be a part of your journey to Wellness. I am here to help. Contact me to get started on your journey to living a balanced life filled with self-love, prosperity, peace and purpose.

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

I am committed to empowering people to empower themselves. Every client is different and every client can expect to have tailored, person-centered services. Clients working with me will enhance self-awareness; they will learn healthy self-regulating strategies and learn how to integrate self-care and self loving practices into their lives daily. My goal is to help every client identify and live a life that they love living. I care about what you care about. I offer a safe space for those who have never discussed challenges or struggles related to mental health before and I welcome those who are returning to therapy. Clients working with me will learn to practice Total Wellness; clients will feel empowered and have enhanced quality of life.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I am an eclectic therapist using a multi-modal therapeutic approach, embodying an integrative health model to holistically treat every client based on their individual needs. As an Advanced Certified Nutritional and Integrative Mental Health Professional, I use an integrative and complementary health model which focuses on treating individuals holistically instead of separating medical wellness from mental wellness. This total wellness philosophy of healing offer each client personalized, holistic evidence-based treatment and Creative Solutions to proactively and reactively respond to Mental Health and Total Wellness. Everything about you is important. Your mental and physical Wellness is Total Wellness. Your mental health care is healthcare....let's talk about it!

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

As a Black therapist, I am personally and professionally aware that mental health conditions are the most untreated, overlooked, and mislabeled illnesses in my community. Unfortunately this is true in many communities, families, and homes. Using a collaborative approach breaks down stigmas and the negative connotations causing barriers to healthcare and mental wellness. I'm dedicated to educating people on self-care, and the concept of total wellness, reframing how we think about mental health. Many people do not get the help that they need and deserve, because of fears, judgment and beliefs about therapy. As an integrative mental health specialist, I am excited to be a part of the progress in healthcare as it evolves from a pathological medical model to an integrative wellness model.

Insurances accepted

All Savers
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Golden Rule
OptumHealth Complex Medical Conditions
United Health/Optum
United Medical Resources
UnitedHealthcare Life Insurance
UnitedHealthcare Shared Services
UnitedHealthcare StudentResources


Trauma and PTSD
Anger Management
Coping Skills
Family Conflict
Mood Disorders
Peer Relationships
Self Esteem
Women's Issues

Age groups

Adults (18 to 64)

Licensed in

New Jersey
South Carolina