James Anderson LPC, MSCP, M.Ed
Therapy is a collaboration between ourselves and the person or people we trust to share in our experiences and help work through difficulties we aren’t always able to manage on our own. Seeking out the help we need isn’t always easy; once it is sought out and found though, it can be life changing.
Working collaboratively involves the use of our own skills, experiences, and viewpoints to guide the process hand in hand with the therapist to seek out truth, positive change, and effective skill building to promote independence. No one can make change happen for us- change can only happen with us.
My approach to psychotherapy centers around a systems model, meaning focusing on the interconnected relationships we have with those around us in families, friends, work, etc. as well as the various roles we assume day to day within these systems. Applying this approach allows us to examine our place in various settings, reflect on our own thoughts, emotions, and behaviors both stemming from and contributing to our existing difficulties.
I earned my Master of Science in Professional Counseling from Carlow University in 2017 alongside a concurrent Master of Education in Early Childhood Development. My undergraduate studies were completed in 2010 with Mercyhurst College where I studied Marriage and Family Therapy with a Minor in Psychology. My professional experiences have taken me everywhere in community mental health from autism spectrum disorders, homeless individuals and families, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, sexual offenders, trauma, psychosis, suicide, medical comorbidities, geriatrics, and LGBTQI+ populations. I have no problem meeting my people where they are and working to teach, encourage, support, and help hold themselves accountable.
Growth isn’t always easy, but it is possible.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with James, you can contact our practice at 412.367.0575 or request an appointment, here.