Patricia James (she/her, they/them)

Accepting Clients

Are you feeling isolated by overwhelming emotions or stuck in unhealthy, even harmful patterns? I can help you feel more free and connected

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in California
Supervised by Cristal Cunningham, LMFT

About My Clients

Does it seem like you're stuck in endless loops repeating the same unhelpful or unhealthy patterns? Past experiences can haunt you and contribute to overwhelming emotions, depression, and anxiety that derail your best intentions and interfere with goals, dreams, and connections with others. Societal pressures and problematic environments can make us feel devalued and ashamed. Big emotions and personal drama can steal the spotlight making life as a creative professional even more challenging.

My Background and Approach

Research supports that strong rapport and safe emotional connection are the richest soil for emotional healing. By bringing radical genuineness and, when appropriate, a sense of humor to the serious task of healing, I allow and encourage clients to embrace their authentic selves. We will collaborate to create an individualized healing that acknowledges and honors cultural and societal influences. I have extensive training in trauma-informed, time-tested, and evidenced-based methods to help you uncover more balance and peace in body, mind, and spirit, and relationship with others, including Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), EMDR, and other Somatic and Emotion Focused modalities, Relational, Attachment, Expressive Arts and Gottman Method Couples Therapy

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Everyone deserves a life worth living. Asking for help is tough, but building a healthier, more compassionate relationship with yourself, others, and your nervous system is even tougher without support. As a therapist, I've helped clients find their light and can help you, too. Let's work together to help you feel at home in your authentic self and more open to connection with others. I am firmly rooted in Anti-Racist Intersectional Feminism. Queer Ally, Sex Positive, and welcome working with all relationship structures including couples, poly, and enm. Lived experience as a performer gives me insight into challenges you might be facing as a creative professional. A former parent educator, and a parent, I can support you in your parenting journey. You've already taken the hardest step. Don't stop now! I work with Individuals, Couples, Partners in non-monogamous relationships, and Co-Parents. Group Therapy. Y'all are welcome here. In-person, telehealth. Let's Chat!

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Optum
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Deutsch
  • Rate: $150 - 175/session

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