My name is James Hunter MS, LPC, LCDC, NSCA-CPT: I am 50 years old and I have over 20 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas and I am also a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. I have worked in various levels of care from intensive inpatient, supported residential, and outpatient treating a wide range of mental health symptoms and behaviors. I Specialize in Cognitive & Behavioral Psychotherapy, Mental Health/Wellness Counseling, and Substance Use Disorders/Addictive related behaviors & disorders counseling, and other modalities modified to your needs. My graduate school work was in both clinical psychology and counseling. I graduated from Texas & A&M University Corpus Christi, TX. I have worked with and treated diverse populations and many people representing many cultures. I have experience working with and treating Mood Disorders such as Depression & Anxiety type disorders with evidenced based treatment modalities such as the Cognitive & Behavioral Therapies, Psychodynamic Therapies, Existential approaches, and also incorporating Family Systems models. I also have experience treating and addressing Behavioral Problems and Maladaptive Behaviors that arise due to unhealthy coping mechanism and teaching clients healthier replacement behaviors and coping mechanisms. I also have experience working with and treating Substance Use Disorders with Cognitive & Behavioral Therapies and am knowledgeable of 12 Step Programs such as NA and AA . A little about my personal life is that I practice a lifestyle of physical fitness as part of my overall wellness and self-care. I believe in a total wellness approach to treating mental health disorders and life issues that considers the larger picture of health: Mental, Emotional, Physical, Social, Spiritual, Environmental, & Occupational or sense of purpose. I understand that adapting new lifestyle & healthier habits can present challenges and often time may seem difficult. My goal is to assist you with improving your mental health, well-being, overall fitness as a person, and with developing healthy patterns of thinking and healthier behaviors/coping mechanisms while helping you gain insight into your own personal psychology and development. I am ready to assist you with: Adjustment to life issues, Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem, feeling overwhelmed by life, Stress, addiction, toxic relationships, and more.