Candace James


As a counselor, I understand the bravery it takes to be completely vulnerable with another individual. My role in the counseling room is to meet you right where you are with respect, compassion, and non-judgment. I find it a privilege to journey with a client.
I have worked in a variety of settings within the mental health field, schools, non-profits, and community health centers. I have worked extensively with individuals experiencing life stressors including finding meaning and purpose in life, work-life balance, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and frustration. I enjoy working with couples to help with the struggles of adjusting to marriage. As a wife, I find true joy in helping couples and individuals adjust to the enormous changes that marriage can bring. Additionally, I can help clients cope with the transition of ending a relationship or marriage. 
The experiences and complexity of human cognition and emotion cannot be solved through one approach so my methodology to counseling is a blend of Family Systems, Attachment Theory coupled with Trust Based Relationship Interventions (TBRI), principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI), along with other therapies to tailor an experience that is personalized for the individual being seen.
I graduated from Northwestern State University of Louisiana, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. I earned a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Texas Southern University. I have experience working with individuals in multiple capacities and I am always open to expanding and learning through my experiences as a clinician.