Serlina D James, LCSW - Virginia Therapist at Grow Therapy

Serlina D James

Serlina D James

12 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?

The first session is a diagnostic process so it's more structured than future sessions. This is an opportunity for us to get to know one another. We will discuss the reason(s) why you scheduled the session and I will answer any questions that you have. Most importantly, you would have taken the 1st step to on your Journey to Total Wellness. Based on the information that you share, I will provide feedback, recommendations and/or resources for your personalized Wellness plan to address said reasons or simply to enhance overall life satisfaction. In the first session, we will create a tentative treatment plan and discuss scheduling future sessions, as needed.

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.

About Serlina D James